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Should I Take Epoetin Alfa If I Have Hiv

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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 Read more »

Very tired

Greetings from the UK Dr Robert. Can you explain what Procrit is, the manufactorer, what other... Read more »

Epogen and blood transfusions

Hi!! I just was wondering how Epogen works and how you can use it to decrease the number of blood... 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 »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epoetin Alfa (Epogen, Procrit)

...alfa, Epoyetina alfa, Eprex, Erythropoietin-alfa, recombinant, r-HuEPO Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Epoetin alfa is a man-made version of human erythropoietin (EPO). EPO is produced naturally in the body, mostly by the... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Focus on Hepatitis: Improving Anemia in HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

...with discontinuation or dose reduction of RBV. The HIV/HCV Coinfection Study Group evaluated the effectiveness of once-weekly epoetin alfa compared with standard of care (SOC) in correcting anemia, improving HRQOL, and minimizing RBV dose... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV/AIDS: Antiretroviral Therapy (Poster Session 87)

... Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Increases Hemoglobin and Improves Quality of Life in Anemic HIV-Positive Patients (Poster 708) Authored by M.S. Saag, University Read more »
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Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

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...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

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Lesbians & HIV/AIDS

Posted by Smiley, 1 Reply
...Hello Everyone: I would like to get in touch, stay in touch and network with other WSW that are HIV+ or have AIDS. ThANKS!!!!!! Read more »