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Epoetin Alpha And Aids

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and the spine...
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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 »

How do transfusions affect CD4 count, and anemia

? My dad's getting constant transfusions for anemia and to raise his T cell count, but Dr. Frascino previously said transfusions don't affect CD4 count. Are my dad's doctor's wrong and just relying on transfusions too easily. Could he be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your father is HIV positive, antiretroviral drug therapy would have the best chance to increase his CD4 cell count.Regarding epoetin, your father may be a candidate if indeed he's requiring "constant transfusions for anemia." He should discuss... Read more »

KS Chemo Exhausted

Hi-I have recently started my Second Round of 6 doses of Doxil to treat my KS. The first time I had the chemotherapy, it actually gave me terrible insomnia, however, this time, I am always exhausted, sleeping on average 12 or more hours a day, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...shortness of breath, etc. A simple blood test is all that's needed to make the diagnosis of anemia. If you are anemic, Procrit (Epoetin alfa) works like a charm. It stimulates the body to produce additional new red blood cells. Procrit is easily... Read more »

ANEMIA

Hey Dr Bob,My Physician's Assistant told me that my HIV doc told him that I had anemia caused by my HIV and it was chronic something-or-other. I asked him to explain what this was but he couldn't and suggested I ask you (he knows you!!!). So in one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suppresses bone-marrow function, which, in turn, decreases the production of red blood cells and eventually causes anemia!Procrit (Epoetin alfa), a medication that is easily self-injected once per week just under the skin, has been proven to be... 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)

... eh-POH-ee-tin Brand Name: Epogen, Procrit Other Name(s): EPO, Epoetin alpha, Epoetina alfa, Epoyetina alfa, Eprex, Erythropoietin-alfa, recombinant, r-HuEPO Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection Read more »
The Body PRO

Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin as Effectively as Thrice Weekly

... Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin and Improves Quality of Life as Effectively as Three-Times Weekly Dosing in HIV-Positive Patients (ThPeB7381) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »