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Fuzeon and transfusion
Nov 28, 2005

Would it be possable to mix fuzeon with healthy blood ( not containing any HIV, say from a relative )and then maybe inject it into say my brother ( whom I'm not ready to lose yet) Would this give his immune system the needed boost? Or am I just grasping at nothing?

Thanks Deb

Response from Mr. Kurtyka

Deb,

While your desire to make your brother healthier is very noble, this is not the way to go about it. Fuzeon, as well as any antiretroviral medication, must be used in combination with other active agents (that is, never using just one drug by itself). Medications must be adminsitered by only those routes that they are approved for. Fuzeon is only approved for subcutaneous injection, not intravenous via a blood transfusion. Perhaps the best thing you could do for your brother is support him, help him find appropriate sites to get medical care, and if he needs new options for treatment, help him find clinical trials that might offer some new medication options.

--dk



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