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Immune Therapies in Development

What Are Immune Therapies? Immune Stimulators Therapeutic Vaccines Anti-Inflammatory Approaches Gene Therapies NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet 460 :...
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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 »

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 we have several pxs (out of > 1000) that intermittently receive corticosteroids or gamma globulin infusions... Read more »

le digo que es triomune

Dr. Sigo una terapia con triomune que es una combiancion de Stavudina (en mi caso de 30 mg) lamivudina y nevirapina. Antes estuve con convivir mas nevirapina, pues el AZT me causo neutropenia severa (1340 glob blancos). Mi medico me recomendo...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...estuviera causando sntomas, tales como la fatiga, podras pensar en tratarla tambin con un tratamiento anlogo al filgastrim -- epoetin alpha (Procrit). El segundo estimula la produccin de los glbulos rojos mientras el primero, los glbulos blancos.... 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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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
AIDS Treatment News

Warning, Counterfeit Procrit (Epoetin Alfa)

On March 12 the U.S. FDA and Ortho Biotech warned of counterfeit Procrit, which is dangerous because the batches found are not sterile, and have no active ingredient. The lot numbers are: P007645 - 40,000 units/mL, Expiration 10-2004 P004677 -... 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 »

Alpha-Liponic Acid

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
My partner is interested in trying this for neuropathy. Does anyone know of or has anyone taken Alpha- Liponic Acid. Seems to be precscribed in Europe but not here ( mostly for neuropathy asscoiated with diabetes). Recommended dose: 1800... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when: You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »