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Can Anemia Kill You

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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cause neutropenia. So can some medications including ganciclovir, a drug used to treat cytomegalovirus (see Fact Sheet 504 ) and the anti-HIV drug AZT . There are two main types of lymphocytes (lymphs) . "T cells" attack and kill germs, and help regulate the immune system. "B cells" make antibodies, special proteins that attack germs. Lymphocytes are normally 20% to 40% of WBCs. A regular CBC does not give T-cell counts. Most people with...
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"What you dont know can kill you" and a further donation (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU)

Hi Dr BobI wrote you last week to say that after over a year of feeling really ill following some risky sexual behaviour - Shingles,chronic fatigue, joint aches, gum disease, rash etc etc, and being 100% convinced I had HIV I still couldn`t bring...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sharing your experience with the readers of this forum. Hopefully your true-life testimonial of "what you don't know about HIV can kill you" will give many others a swift kick in the ass so they too will get tested.The three primary reasons to... Read more »

ON the subject of new drugs...

I'm currently on my first regimen (Combivir/Sustiva) and due to the fact that I'm on chemo (Doxil) for my KS I'm severely anemic (to dangerous levels!!!) although being treated with Procrit, the anemia is still killing me! Since we're gonna have to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...With profound anemia like this you should get off AZT yesterday. Abacavir can be used with Epivir in separate pills, the combination is not available 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 white blood cell...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not treat the underlying cause of the anemia.So what should you do next? If your current HIV specialist (the one who hasn't killed you yet) and your hematologist are perplexed, bewitched and unable to determine the cause of the problem, a second... Read more »

ON the subject of new drugs...

Dear Dr. Young,I'm currently on my first regimen (Combivir/Sustiva) and due to the fact that I'm on chemo (Doxil) for my KS I'm severely anemic (to dangerous levels!!!) although being treated with Procrit, the anemia is still killing me! Since we're...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...however (and particularly in persons with more advanced AIDS like you, with KS), the AZT part of Combivir may contribute to anemia.In such circumstances switching out the AZT can be one treatment option-- you've mentioned abacavir (Ziagen), which... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

...sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, they might change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you are taking medications. When... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off infection. Hep C isa virus that attacks the liver, and can cause... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...A healthy immune system keeps candida in balance. Bacteria normally found in the body also help control it. Some antibiotics kill these helpful bacteria and cause an outbreak of candidiasis. Treating candidiasis will not get rid of the yeast, but... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...be sure to take all of theprescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This isnot a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, theymight change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you aretaking medications. When this... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

i cant take this any longer..my anxiety is killing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have all kinds of symptoms of hiv but not ars........if i was exposed to ARS a year ago would symptoms of the infection start only less than a year from when i got infected? im so lost...please any response is helpful! Read more »

The waiting is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...practice and endorse safe sex put me at ease a little bit. Just want positive thoughts for a negative result, the waiting is killing me! Read more »

The waiting is killing me

Posted by Shelly391967, 1 Reply
took a rapid hiv test this week and it came up positive. went for the blood test but the budget shutdown in NJ effected the state labs and its taking longer to get my results back. having a bad day today, feeling really down. while i know that... Read more »