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These approaches might not work. It may not be possible to stop using all medications that cause anemia. Two additional treatments are injections of EPO and transfusions. EPO (erythropoietin) stimulates the production of red blood cells. In 1985, scientists learned how to make synthetic EPO. It is injected under the skin, usually once a week. The most common brand of EPO is Procrit. In 2011 the FDA warned that using Procrit can increase the...
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anemia treatment

Dear Doctor,Is it dangerous to use steroids to treat anemia? My Dr. wants to trat my anemia with steroid pills. I seem to remember you saying that might not be good for those of us on HAART. Did I get my facts confused? I'm not thinking too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Steroid-phobic gal,OK, here's the scoop. Oxymetholone is a steroid approved for treatment of some types of anemia. It's an anabolic/androgenic steroid, which means it has a variety of clinical effects including building muscles and... Read more »

anemia pill???

Dear Doctor,Just heard in my support group that Procrit is soon coming out in pill form. Is this true? I can't take time off work to go the the doctors for a shot even if it's only once per week. I also hate feeling tired and want to try...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello A,Well, I have good news and bad news for you. First the bad news --, that support group rumor is untrue. Procrit is available only by subcutaneous injection. It is highly unlikely because of the nature of this synthetic hormone that it will... Read more »

anemia and oral sex

hey doctor robert,two questions for you because you are the only doc on this forum who gives a straight answers to hard gay questions and besides you're the hottest! and i've heard you are an expert in both of these fields.question 1 is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Horny Dude,"Straight answers to hard gay questions?" OK, if you say so. "Expert in both fields?" Well, my credentials for being an expert in Fatigue and Anemia are posted, but how did you know about the other???Question 1No,... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate).... Read more »
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anemia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can some1 recently infected devlope anemia? does 1 get this early during hiv or is it later in the disease?

Basically, is it possible to devlope anemia less then a year after infection? Read more »

Anemia y VIH

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es cierto que la anemia les da a los enfermos con VIH en cualquier estado de la enfermedad, asi lo dijo los doctores Steve y Santana, pero estar con anemia no significa que uno este con VIH. Tambien los retrovirales suelen provocar anemia en algunos... Read more »

anemia and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i read on an anemia website that people with hiv/aids tend to get anemia easily.
is it possible to get anemia from hiv 5 months after exposure/contracting hiv ?
or is this something that only develops in later stages of aids ? Read more »

anemia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hola, tengo varias dudas ms:
1 la anemia puede alargar el periodo ventana?
2 me han salido unos granitos en la espalda que a veces me pican, es un sntoma o es causa del stress?

Ojal todos tengamos salud, gracias Read more »