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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 and Other Drugs Epoetin alfa is a man-made... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters Educate Boys About Choices, Sexual Responsibility

The differences between a man, a boy and a father, and how you know when you are ready for sex were just some of the questions that 43 young African-American males explored recently in Project Alpha, a program sponsored locally by the University of... 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 »
Ask the Experts

arginine alpha-ketoglutarate

I have these supplements, arginine alpha-ketoglutarate, but want to know if it is good to take them while living with HIV. ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
That supplement has not been shown to improve muscle mass or strength in peer reviewed studies. I would not waste my time with it.We also have no interaction data with HIV medications.Nelson... Read more »

Alpha FetoProtein Test

I'm 60 years old male,during my annual check-up I did Alpha Fetoprotein Blood test, and the result was 7.9UI/ml; since normal range is 0-5. This could mean liver, pancreas, testiculus or any other kind of cancer tumor? What's the best...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
First of all, this level is barely abnormal so I am not that concerned. If you have underlying cirrhosis from HCV or underlying hepatitis from HBV, you would want to discuss with your physician as to whether you should get an ultrasound of your... Read more »

TNF Alpha and lipoatrophy

Sorry for raising this again, but I would hugely appreciate your insight: I have a very low TNF Alpha level (less than 3, with less than 20 being normal on the Lab's refernce range). I am not yet on HAART - does the very low TNF Alpha level...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
See posted answer....please try an avoid reposting questions a few days later if it has not been answered immediately... Read more »

alpha lipoic acid, interaction with Efavirenz + Truvada

I have been taking alpha lipoic acid 600 for about 2 years and I am about to start HIV treatment of Truvada + Efavirenz. Is there any problem if I continue to take the alpha lipoic acid?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would not expect any significant interaction problems-I would inform your HIV provider so he/she can monitor for any unusual problems or issues regarding rapidity of reduction of HIV plasma levels. I havent seen any specific studies regarding... Read more »
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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 »

my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, I've gotten used to the... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with another... Read more »

antibiotic reaction

Posted by princealbert
After one week on augmentin, a pick line and beginning IV antibiotics (only one dose), I had a horrible drug reaction.
But four days later, I still walk around itchy and red, feeling like I just rolled around in poison ivy.
Has anyone else had a bad... Read more »