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Should I Take Epoetin Alpha If I Have Hiv

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Highleyman, L. (2002). Peripheral Neuropathy. Bulletin of ExperimentalTreatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS : Retrieved October 2006from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter05/neuro.html Gadd, C. (2006). CROI: Capsaicin patch helps relieve neuropathy. Aidsmap : Retrieved October...
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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 »

anemic orgasms

Hi Dr. Bob,First, thanks once again for your great answers. I and much more of your diverse readership appreciate the time you devote to this forum.I've been on epoetin alpha since shortly after starting treatment with AZT, and it has helped do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2001. However, it's only FDA-sanctioned for use in anemia associated with chronic renal failure. I'm not aware of any studies in HIV-positive patients to date. Yes, it is marketed as a once-a-week formulation. However, I should point out that... Read more »

How do transfusions affect CD4 count, and anemia

? My dad's getting constant transfusions for anemia and to raise his T cell count, but Dr. Frascino previously said transfusions don't affect CD4 count. Are my dad's doctor's wrong and just relying on transfusions too easily. Could he be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hemoglobin). Transfusions (of red blood cells) do not affect CD4 cells, which are types of white blood cells. Assuming your father is HIV positive, antiretroviral drug therapy would have the best chance to increase his CD4 cell count.Regarding... Read more »

ANEMIA

Hey Dr Bob,My Physician's Assistant told me that my HIV doc told him that I had anemia caused by my HIV and it was chronic something-or-other. I asked him to explain what this was but he couldn't and suggested I ask you (he knows you!!!). So in one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Tired Guy,In "one sentence or less" you want me to explain HIV-related anemia of chronic disease without getting too complex or technical??? Well, just how "complex and technical" do you think Read more »
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Longer Dosing Intervals of Epoetin Alfa Are Effective in Maintaining Hemoglobin Levels in Anemic, HIV-Infected Patients

...treatment of anemia with a blood transfusion was noted to be associated with a significant decrease in survival in patients with HIV/AIDS. Subsequently, recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin alfa, Procrit) was approved as an alternative... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epoetin Alfa (Epogen, Procrit)

...in these people. Epoetin may also be used to prevent or treat anemia caused by cancer, surgery, or certain medications. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses HIV infected people who take zidovudine (Retrovir) sometimes become anemic. Epoetin alfa is used to... Read more »
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Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin as Effectively as Thrice Weekly

...indicate that recovering from anemia is associated with improved quality of life and survival. Despite this, the majority of AIDS-treating physicians tend to view fatigue, a primary marker for anemia, as one of the least significant consequences... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

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

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »