Low Hemoglobin Count HIV Positive Two Years

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How much longer do I have?

I am 58, undetectable for 10 years, 728t cell, no oi's but have had dyverticulitus and one bout of unexplained low hemoglobin count (4.6) both in the last two years. I continue to feel weaker and weaker with chronic fatigue being my normal level of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...For patients with CD4 count > 500 and suppressed HIV levels on antiretroviral therapy the life expectancy often compares favorably to that of the general population of the same age Read more »

Hemoglobin dropping fast

My husband just diagnosed with HIV disease(probably got it 10 yrs ago). His Hemoglobin was low but has been dropping since stopping Flucytosine, Amphoterecin B, and started Bactrim. He is also on azithromyacin, and fluconazole as he could not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...far too complex for me to comment on with such limited information. There is no doubt that anemia in the setting of advanced HIV disease can be multifactorial. It can be caused by HIV itself (anemia of chronic disease), opportunistic infections... Read more »

Anemia and HIV drug Duovir

My Sister is pos for 6 yrs,for the last five yr she is taking Duovir(Zido+lami)for the last five year ,six month back(april-2005) her cd4 was 412 and hb was 12, from the last three month she was feeling tired ,last month(29-10-2005) her cd4 was 389...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...life saving for severe, symptomatic anemia, for instance in patients who have rapid decreases in hemoglobin levels, extremely low hemoglobin levels or who exhibit pronounced anemia-related symptoms. However, whenever possible we try to avoid... Read more »


Dear,I did a blood test and they told my that my hemoglobin is too low. Doctor suggested that I need to do a blood transfusion but I refused. My question is what other alternatives that I have in order to increase my Hemoglobin? What did you suggest...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...T-cell counts, etc. so that I can provide you a more complete response. HIV-positive or not, the best treatment for anemia (low hemoglobin) is to identify and treat the underlying cause. For instance, if your anemia is due to blood loss, stop the... Read more »
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