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Anemia

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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Fungus(mouth), Anemia - is this a sign of HIV

Hello, I have been seeing white stuff on my tongue for years. I thought it was normal. I found out it is a fungus by taking biology class. I am 37 yeas old female and have two children. I started spotting between peiods since 96. I have anemia...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloWhite coating on the tongue can be a sign of immune suppression if it is indeed a fungal infection (thrush). Anemia is a common occurrence in women who are experiencing menstrual problems and breakthrough bleeding. Are you at risk for HIV... Read more »

Exhausted-No signs of Anemia

I am a 30 yr old woman & found out I was HIV+ approx 4 mos ago. For 3 mos I've been taking 3TC, D4T, Sustiva and Septra. My T-cells are up to 144 & my Viral Load is 1659. My problem is that I'm exhausted all the time. I spoke to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You certainly are not alone. Fatigue is the most common complaint of all of us living with this very pesky virus. As it turns out, fatigue in the setting of HIV infection is often multifactorial, that is it is caused by several different... Read more »

hiv and early warning signs

are there any kind of early warning signs such as serious stomach problems?...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not a doctor and therefore am not qualified to respond to medical questions.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »

What are the warning signs of anal cancer?

Hi Dr. Bruce, Could you tell me, what would be some warning signs of anal cancer? I occasionally have a little blood in my stools. What would you advise? Thank you,Concerned...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Anal cancer can indeed present at change in bowel habit; blood in stool, pain with bowel movements, lump or bump in the area, and so on. Most anal cancers in HIV'ers are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV); HPV causes anal warts. Many... Read more »
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ANEMIA.........OR IS IT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
over the last year i had some unsafe sexual acts,my question is ive had this tongue problem for a while and was wondering ive heard b12 deficiency is a sign of hiv infection, is this true?ive had a cbc test done and all was in normal range, just... Read more »

The reason not to use a PCR (WARNING)

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
There is a reason not to use a pcr rna for testing.
I had an oral exposure insertive and receptive with very little cum and caugt an std. I had almost none of the classic symptoms except thrush and swollen lymph nodes and within the first 2 weeks by... Read more »

anemia

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 »

Anemia y VIH

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es cierto que la anemia les da a los enfermos con VIH en cualquier estado de la enfermedad, asi lo dijo los doctores Steve y Santana, pero estar con anemia no significa que uno este con VIH. Tambien los retrovirales suelen provocar anemia en algunos... Read more »