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How To Build Red Blood Cells In Hiv Patients

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AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...vomiting, diarrhea, tingling in hands or feet, and depression. Atazanavir may cause changes in heart rhythm. Tell your health care provider if you feel dizzy while taking atazanavir. Bilirubin is produced by the liver when old red blood cells are broken down. High levels of bilirubin can cause yellow skin or eyes. This is called jaundice. About 10% of patients using atazanavir got jaundice. High bilirubin levels can be a sign of liver...
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Fears of using testosterone at 50

Two years ago I had PCP with a VL of 300K and CD4 of 167 today I am at CD4 551 and 38% UD been holding there for a while. The only issues is that my testosterone has fallen over the last two years and is now at 225. My Dr said I should consider a...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...dysfuction). Luckily, there are ways to minimize this problem.Another very concerning issue in older men is testosterone's effect on red blood cells. Red blood cells can go up and make your blood more viscous. The only way to bring the viscosity... Read more »

Growth Hormone

Dear Dr Francisco,Is growth hormone injection the same thing as Procrit injections? My physician has started me on it (growth hormone) for anemia and fatigue. I'm often to tired to go the store or even eat properly. I've been losing weight lately....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hormone with the same biological activity as the naturally occurring hormone. It is prescribed for the treatment of anemialow red blood cell count. It is injected once per week under the skin. It stimulates your body to make new red blood cells.... Read more »

Splenectomy???

I have a friend with low red blood cells and low white blood cells. He is on Procrit and Neupogen. He's heard talk about having a splenectomy. Have you heard of other persons with HIV/AIDS who have benefitted from splenectomies?Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...These are the most appropriate treatments for low red and white cell counts as they stimulate production of new cells from the patient's own bone marrow. Unfortunately we don't have a similar treatment for low platelets. That condition may... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had loving family members to care for them and love them.Your fears about transmission are unwarranted. I can't... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Indinavir (Crixivan)

...kidney stones by drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day. In rare cases, indinavir can cause serious anemia, a loss of red blood cells. This may show up as extreme fatigue, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

...Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a shortage of hemoglobin (HGB). HGB is a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Anemia causes fatigue, shortness of breath... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

A Comprehensive Look at HIV-Related Fatigue

...to determine and treat the specific underlying causes. Treatments may range from blood transfusions and medications to boost red blood cell production, to hormone replacement or anabolic (muscle building) steroid therapy, antidepressant or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...taken twice daily. These drugs have some serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal with... Read more »
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Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
...Here's a short power point presentation www.mcgill.ca/files/microimm/Sun_IHI.ppt One of their patients who has HIV after going on HAART or ART saw there immunoglobulin levels greatly decrease indicating somehow HIV was masking Read more »

HIV Patients required study Vancouver and Toronto

Posted by estyle
...HIV Patients required for paid surveys and focus groups. Earn $150-$350 dependant on study you are selected for. Call 604-628-7647 or 416-907-5465 Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »