Is Anemia A Symptom Of Early HIV Infection

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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.

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