Prevalence and outcomes of anemia in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Belperio2004PrevalenceAO,
  title={Prevalence and outcomes of anemia in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Pamela S. Belperio and David C. Rhew},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={116 Suppl 7A},
  pages={27S-43S}
}
In patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), anemia is a commonly encountered hematologic abnormality that has a significant impact on clinical outcomes and quality of life (QOL). This review describes the prevalence of anemia in several populations of patients with HIV and the effects of anemia on survival, morbidity, disease progression, transfusion requirements, and QOL. The prevalence of anemia in HIV disease varies considerably, ranging from 1.3% to 95%: it depends on several… CONTINUE READING