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Stage Of Hiv And Anemia

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These approaches might not work. It may not be possible to stop using all medications that cause anemia. Two additional treatments are injections of EPO and transfusions. EPO (erythropoietin) stimulates the production of red blood cells. In 1985, scientists learned how to make synthetic EPO. It is injected under the skin, usually once a week. The most common brand of EPO is Procrit. In 2011 the FDA warned that using Procrit can increase the...
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Sorry Dr. Bob, question reposted anemia and hiv?!

I appreciate you going out of your way to help people especially with concerns so serious as this. Id really appreciate it if you helped me with this one and it would be nice to hear it from an expert.Well here it goes, In early november i was at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would consider a negative 100-day FDA-approved HIV-antibody test following a broken-condom/vaginal-sex exposure with a partner of unknown HIV serostatus to be conclusive. Some older more conservative testing guidelines recommend routine tests... Read more »

Pregnancy with indeterminate hiv results (resubmitted from the fatigue and anemia forum)

I am 12 weeks pregnant and my hiv test came back positive but inconclusive. I asked my doctor if I was givin the western blot test and they said no that is why they sent me some where else. I went to that place yesterday and they werent even going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately there is no way for me to know exactly what tests were run based on the limited information provided. What I can tell you is that HIV-screening tests are far too often inappropriately ordered (wrong test) and incorrectly... Read more »

Anemia & HIV Part 2

I cant thank you enough for your precious answer to my previous question, you are the best. I just wish you can answer my below questions please, I beg you and I promise a donation for your well respected foundation. First let me mention that my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Welcome back to the forum. Regarding your specific questions:1.The vast majority of HIV-infected individuals will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies and p24 antigen in their blood within four to six weeks following primary... Read more »

Severe anemia and MAC

Dear Dr,My daughter is 25 years old and is at end stage AIDS. She is now living with her father about 50 miles away. I see her every week. It is so sad to see her wasting away. She is a beautiful girl at 140 pounds. She is now at 119. She has had 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Concerned Mom,Your daughter's problems are complex - advanced-stage AIDS, wasting, MAC, and now, severe anemia. She needs to be under the care of a knowledgeable and compassionate AIDS specialist. I do not know where you are living, but I... Read more »
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anemia and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i read on an anemia website that people with hiv/aids tend to get anemia easily.
is it possible to get anemia from hiv 5 months after exposure/contracting hiv ?
or is this something that only develops in later stages of aids ? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can some1 recently infected devlope anemia? does 1 get this early during hiv or is it later in the disease?

Basically, is it possible to devlope anemia less then a year after infection? Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »