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Getting A Prescription For Procrit

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The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

...Contents Health Insurance AIDS Drugs Assistance Program Medicaid Drug Company Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of your prescription drugs. The best way to get health insurance is to go to work for an employer who provides it. If you do not work, or your employer does not offer health coverage, check if you qualify for any public health...
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Oral Procrit?

Hey Dr. Bob,I've been HIV positive for nearly as long as you have and I've been following your work here on this site for years. You've helped me out on several occassions before and now I need your advice again. I'm anemic and after a bit of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that doesn't explain how the tablets could be injected once per week, which should have been the instructions given with the prescription! So as for "the doctor knowing what he's doing" well . . . I'd say the verdict's still out on that one. And... Read more »

3 years of anemia, and no sex drive to boot

Dr. Bob,My partner has been fighting anemia for some time (3 years). His doctor has prescribed Procrit on several occasions, however, the insurance company will only approve the prescription if his labs show the hemoglobin to be at, or below a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sorry to hear that insurance companies are continuing to deny physician-recommended (and clearly indicated) treatments, such as Procrit. For any of our readers experiencing similar problems getting insurance coverage for Procrit, I recommend you... Read more »

Procrit and you being HIV+

Hey Dr.Bob,Where have you says you are "temporarily unavailable". What the hell does that mean?Can Procrit be taken orally? My doc said he was going to prescribe it and I thought it was a shot. The nurse said probably he would call in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...down, but apparently the powers at large have decided to keep it up and running for now a decision I certainly applaud!No, Procrit cannot be taken orally. I'm not sure why the nurse told you it could, but she is definitely mistaken. Procrit is... Read more »

Self administered Procrit?

Hi! My Dr. informed me yesterday that I have developed anemia, most likely as a result of AZT. He gave me a Procrit shot and said if I felt less tired we would start doing them more regularly. For work I travel out of state five days a week and go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...changed?" Well, actually no, but I can certainly think of something that ought to change - that doctor of yours!Here's the scoop. Procrit is a prescription medication and therefore needs to be prescribed by a physician. Like all medications, the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...that help your body make more RBCs. These medications include the injectable drug erythropoietin or EPO (brand names Epogen and Procrit). Some people with severe anemia may need a blood transfusion. However, transfusions are a last resort for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...hydroxyurea and doxorubicin. Ribavirin and zidovudine may cancel each other out, so this combination should be monitored closely. New Procrit or Epogen warning: if hemoglobin target is above manufacturer's recommendation (12 g/dL), the risk for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...head-to-head study against Truvada found greater toxicity with Combivir, due to anemia (see Retrovir). The warning on the anemia drugs Procrit and Epogen has not been linked to patients with HIV, although clinical data do not rule out a possible... Read more »
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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 »

"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works at CVS and Wal-mart. Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »