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Can Anemia Kill You

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These approaches might not work. It may not be possible to stop using all medications that cause anemia. Two additional treatments are injections of EPO and transfusions. EPO (erythropoietin) stimulates the production of red blood cells. In 1985, scientists learned how to make synthetic EPO. It is injected under the skin, usually once a week. The most common brand of EPO is Procrit. In 2011 the FDA warned that using Procrit can increase the...
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Lymphoma - Value your opinion; will this lymphoma kill me?

Hello Dr. Dezube, Thank you for the wonderful service you provide on this great web site, it has really helped me over the past few months. Im a 32 yr old male diagnosed HIV+ earlier this year. My initial CD4 count was 84 and 280,000 viral...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
This is quite a decision before you. I am a bit confused because you state that the pathology review from John Hopkins "did not clearly demonstrate a neoplastic (i.e. cancerous) population", yet you write that the ultimate interpretation... Read more »

Fatique and Anemia

My educated guess would be that the fatigue and anemia experienced by HIVers is directly caused by the toxic meds they're on...When are we going to wake up to the fact that it's the meds that are killing HIVers, not the phantom HI virus!...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The phantom HI virus? What's that? Surely you didn't mean to type "phantom HIV virus," did you? There is absolutely no doubt that HIV exists and that it causes AIDS.Can fatigue and anemia be caused by AZT and other anti-HIV... Read more »

Fighting constant anemia confused and depressed HELP!

I was diagnosed a year and a half ago with HIV and had a high viral load with a CD4 count in the low 100s. I began a treatment regimes that included "Trizivir" and "Kaletra". Within one month of starting treatment my red and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A precipitous hemoglobin drop from 14 to 6 within nine days is impressive and worrisome. Red blood cells and hemoglobin can drop due to decreased production or increased red blood cell loss or destruction. That you began Trizivir and Kaletra... Read more »

Nonoxynol-9 resubmitted from the fatigue and anemia forum

Hi, I hope you can answer my question. I recently had protected vaginal sex with a sex-worker in UK. We used a Condomi-'supersafe' condom, which I recently found out is lubricated with nonoxynol-9. I've read also that this can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If the condom did not fail (break), then you are not at risk for your sex-worker hokey-pokey hanky panky. However, we do recommend avoiding products that contain nonoxynol-9. I'll reprint some information below from the archives that... Read more »
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this is killing me

Posted by plokoon81, 3 Replies
Sorry guys and girls

I just dont have any one else to speak to. I know I know i used a condom I know.

but this waiting for the result of my 3 month test is killing me. I want to scream and cry and i am losing my mind.

on my way to work ridding my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Live with your choices............or make different ones................

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Doubt Kills

Posted by estmedicina, 3 Replies
A few years ago while in my anatomy course my professor would always advise us we should ask all possible questions before touching a patient because he always said that DOUBT KILLS.
Since my exposure and the outcome of my symptoms those words have... Read more »