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Can Epoetin Alfa Help With HIV

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It
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HIV AIDS proper treatment

I recenlty came across an opinion that since higly active anti-retroviral therapy came about it is not necessary medically to treat patients with infusions or injections except in rare cases where the platelet count is low or when there is active...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Effective HIV treatment has decreased but not elimiinated the need in some cases for other treatments for thrombocytopenia. In our clinic Read more »

Very tired

Greetings from the UK Dr Robert. Can you explain what Procrit is, the manufactorer, what other names it might be under. I am an HIV poz person, feelin tired all the time. My HIV nurse has never heard of Procrit and I have read many times your ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of other trade names. The generic name for the medication is Recombinant Human Erythropoietin. It's sometimes referred to as Epoetin alfa or just EPO (both of which are easier to spell!). The manufacturers are Ortho Biotech(Procrit) and Amgen... Read more »

epogen = neupogen?

Hey Dr. Bob,My doc said my counts were all low so he's starting me on neupogen. I asked him if that's the same as Procrit (epogen) and he said yeah. I'm so damn tired. Is he correct? He's about as swift as those swift boat idiots. Hey did Kerry kick...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Swift Vote,Epogen and neupogen are not the same.Procrit (Epoetin alfa, epogen) stimulates the production of additional new red blood cells. It is remarkably effective in treating certain types of Read more »

Hiv and Anemia

Dr I was diagnose with severe anemia first and the they find out about my hiv status Cd count 20 , I start taking HIV medication for the last four weeks (Kaletra), I been gettig blood transfusion every two weeks I m getting my 4 one tomorrow, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transfusion requirements significantly decreased form 20% to 5% over the four-month period of the study. (Abrams, Steinhart, Frascino. Epoetin alfa therapy for anemia in HIV-infected patients: impact on quality of life. International Journal of... Read more »
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Longer Dosing Intervals of Epoetin Alfa Are Effective in Maintaining Hemoglobin Levels in Anemic, HIV-Infected Patients

...associated with a significant decrease in survival in patients with HIV/AIDS. Subsequently, recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin alfa, Procrit) was approved as an alternative treatment option for anemic HIV-positive patients taking AZT.... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epoetin Alfa (Epogen, Procrit)

...alfa, Epoyetina alfa, Eprex, Erythropoietin-alfa, recombinant, r-HuEPO Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Epoetin alfa is a man-made version of human erythropoietin (EPO). EPO is produced naturally in the body, mostly by the... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Counterfeit Procrit Alert

...activities, FDA's Office of Criminal Investigation has uncovered the existence of contaminated counterfeit Procrit, also known as epoetin alfa. Procrit is used to stimulate the production of red blood cells in humans to treat severe anemia, 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 Read more »
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