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Ways To Prevent Anemia

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV Women and Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when youhave a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It canalso happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a proteinthat uses iron to carry oxygen. It is found in RBCs and gives blood its...
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Anemia that does not resolve associated with shorter survival

I recently read in a report (in IAPAC) that "Anemia, particularly anemia that does not resolve, is associated withshorter survival of HIV-infected patients." What, in your experience, is the best way to resolve anemia. Thanks for your help....
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloA recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Division of AIDS Prevention was published in the journal, BLOOD. Indeed, one of the conclusions of the study was that anemia is a frequent complication of HIV infection that is associated... Read more »

Portuguese wohoing guy needs help on prevention issue [resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum.]

Hey doctor, hope u are doing well! your brother also.I am, as i told u i would do, taking a role on prevention here in Portugal. I got in a discussion about Viral Loads; a guy said that if someone is undetectable the HIV concetration on semen also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Portuguese Guy,There aren't a lot of good clinical studies addressing this specific question. What we do know is that in general when the plasma viral load goes down, so does the seminal fluid viral load. However, that decrease in seminal... Read more »

anemia caused by sex?

Can having sex cause anemia. My teacher say abstinacy (no sex) is only way to prevent it. I do feel tire after sex.Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Oh my, my, my . . . the things they teach in school these days! No, having sex does not cause anemia! Sounds to me that perhaps your teacher is pushing that abstinence-only message a bit too hard. In fact, he/she is just plain wrong about this. If... Read more »

Anemia give false +

Dear Doc,I am from South Africa and not happy with our Medical professionals answers and way of working with HIV/AIDS prevention. The Question I do have is the following is it possible that when a person is anemic that a false positive can occure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope! Anemia does not cause false-positive HIV tests.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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