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Who Gets Anemia

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs)
Ask the Experts

How do transfusions affect CD4 count, and anemia

? My dad's getting constant transfusions for anemia and to raise his T cell count, but Dr. Frascino previously said transfusions don't affect CD4 count. Are my dad's doctor's wrong and just relying on transfusions too easily. Could he be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Blood transfusions are an appropriate and sometimes lifesaving treatment for severe anemia (low red blood cell count/low hemoglobin). Transfusions (of red blood cells) do not affect CD4 cells, which are types of white Read more »

Anemia and AIDS

Drs.My brother has aids, he was taking antiretrovirals for 7 months but now he has a very severe anemia he is in the hospital getting blood because he was very bad. He is getting better now but he is still having some crisis: high fever, cough, ...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...the initiation of antiretroviral therapy allows the body to react to infections, with resultant fevers and other symptoms. The anemia could either be a side effect of a medication that he is on (including the antivirals); however, with the fevers... Read more »


Hey Dr Bob,My Physician's Assistant told me that my HIV doc told him that I had anemia caused by my HIV and it was chronic something-or-other. I asked him to explain what this was but he couldn't and suggested I ask you (he knows you!!!). So in one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Tired Guy,In "one sentence or less" you want me to explain HIV-related anemia of chronic disease without getting too complex or technical??? Well, just how "complex and technical" do you think I could get Read more »

AZT Anemia: always?

Hello, I have had 2 lab sets in 5 months on 1st time meds, Combivir & Sustiva (infected 8 months ago). VL=ND and CD4=700(41%) but my RBC, Hct and Hgb have been low, which has been attributed to AZT by my physician. Does this ever resolve back to...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Thank you for your kind comments about the site.The AZT-associated anemia may recover over time, and you may wish to wait it out if you have no symptoms related to the anemia (weakness, dizziness, shortness Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV How Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fatigue and Anemia With Dr. Bob Frascino

... Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on fatigue and anemia, which took place on Sept. 27, 2006, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Anemia: Prevalence and Severity of Anemia Increases With Advancing HIV Disease

...The current study describes the prevalence of anemia, a common hematologic abnormality that can significantly impact clinical outcomes and quality of life (QOL), in several populations Read more »
Women Alive

Nutrition and Anemia not a doctor or registered dietitian, I am a full-time student of HIV. I want to share with you what I am learning about anemia. Anemia is a condition brought on by a decrease of the red blood cells in your body. Among its symptoms are fatigue... Read more »
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Anemia en primoinfeccion

Posted by Gago, 1 Reply
...y me hizo sexo oral sin proteccion ella a mi. La cuestion es que a los 9 dias me realice una analitica y me salio que tenia anemia, los leucocitos salieron en 7200 y la proporcion de linfocitos 36,5 % a las cuatro semanas del contacto me realice... 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 Read more »

Anemia y VIH

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hola, quera preguntar que ms o menos cuando se produce una anemia como sntoma de VIH, a los pocos meses de la infeccin? o en fases ms avanzadas? Tengo que decir que la ultima prueba Elisa me Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hola, tengo varias dudas ms: 1 la anemia puede alargar el periodo ventana? 2 me han salido unos granitos en la espalda que a veces me pican, es un sntoma o es causa del Read more »