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What Does Anemia Look Like

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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

COULD YOU TELL ME WHY I NEED URINE AND STOOL SAMPLES FOR ANEMIA THANKYOU ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Well, I assume you mean, "Why do you need urine and stool samples to look for the cause of anemia?" Anemia is the medical term for decreased red blood cells. If your doctor ordered these tests, I can only assume he is looking to see... Read more »

Anemia early in HIV disease progression

Hi DoctorI have a simple question for you. I was wondering at what point Anemia can occur in people with HIV disease. Is it possible to have HIV related Anemia within six months of infection or does it take longer.Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It would depend on the cause of the anemia. For instance, HIV-associated anemia caused by taking AZT (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) could come on quite suddenly (weeks). "Anemia of chronic disease" caused by chronic HIV infection... Read more »

anemia question

why do people with anemia look pale? they couldn't be that low on blood, could they? my hemaglobin is 10 and i'm starting to notice feeling more tired but my friend said not to worry because I wasn't even looking the least bit pale....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Paleface Not Me,When a person becomes anemic, the body tries to compensate in a number of ways. The heart rate increases in an attempt to get more blood - more oxygen-carrying red blood cells - to the vital organs and tissues. The respiratory... Read more »

Anemia and oral surgery

I was diagnosed with anemia a while back, my doctor just informed me on my las visit thet my hemoglobin is a 4.Is it ok to have my impacted wisdom teeth removed? or should I wait until I get my hemoglobin up to a higher number?Tenten NY ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tenten,Your hemoglobin is 4??? Hmmm . . . you must look like Casper the Friendly Ghost! At this point it's important to find out why you are anemic. This is an HIV information Web site. Are you HIV positive? If so, write back with additional... 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 »

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Posted by words2006, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I am hoping to gain a little insight into next steps. In 2006, while I was 17 and still in high school, I contracted oral gonnorrhea from my boyfriend that was away at college. At the time, I wasn't having vaginal intercourse, but apparently... Read more »

you'll NEVER look at a banana the same way

Posted by ItsFaith, 6 Replies
Get your mind out of the gutter people!!!! ;-) Keep reading. Good information!

Bananas Contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.... 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 »