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Anemia Treatment & Vision Problems

Dr. Bob, A history about my partner before I ask my question: Diagnosed with AIDS and CMV retinitis in May 2004 after losing complete vision in his left eye and was starting to experience loss of vision in his right eye. Also dropped from his normal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear your partner has had such a rocky clinical course. To answer your specific question, no, a quick rise in red blood cell count and improved blood pressure levels would not be the cause of his increased vision problems. There... Read more »

Failing anemia treatment. and CMV....What now?

Dr. Bob,(If you don't have an answer for me, I understand...)Thank you for taking the time to... Read more »

Anemia Treatment

I'm HIV+ and have been for several years. I am not taking any HIV Meds right now. I have Anemia... Read more »
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Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment of HIV-Related Anemia Important to Survival of the HIV-Positive

...risk of death. At present, there is only limited data available looking at the prevalence of anemia and the effect of various anemia treatments on survival among HIV-positive individuals receiving HAART. The present study was designed to... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...than 6.5 g/dL is very dangerous and could be life-threatening HCT levels for women should be 35 percent to 46 percent The treatment for anemia depends on the cause: If bleeding is the cause of the problem, the source should be found and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV How Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a shortage of hemoglobin (HGB). HGB is a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Anemia Drug May Be Useful in Treatment of AIDS-Related Dementia

The anemia drug erythropoietin, which is sold by Amgen as Epogen and Aranesp and by Johnson & Johnson as Procrit and Eprex, may be used to treat AIDS-related dementia, the New York Times reports. Dr. Stuart Lipton, scientific director of... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Viramune

Posted by 2twotango, 1 Reply
I recently began taking Viramune and Truvada and I have noticed that about 10-15 minutes after taking it I feel like the lights in the room are getting brighter. My pupils are very very small. It was such a strange sensation today that I had to... Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

Cool video on HIV treatment side effects

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http://aegis.healthology.com/webcast_transcript.asp?f=hiv&c=hiv_nrtisidefx&b=aegis Read more »