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Taking Epoetin Alfa With Hiv Meds

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Women and HIV/AIDS

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ANEMIA

Hey Doctor Bob,Look guy, I've got to tell ya, I'm not homosexual or anything but you are one fine looking fellow. OK,here's the question. How does someone know if they are anemic? My "girlfriend" has this doc who has done some blood tests and even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a bone marrow biopsy.Treatment should be specifically directed at the cause or causes of your anemia. For instance, Procrit (Epoetin alfa) works like a charm for anemia of chronic disease (caused by HIV itself) or AZT-induced anemia by... Read more »

Taking supplements with HIV meds

I was wanting to know if it's safe to take a supplement called Heal All with Combivir and Sustiva?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven't seen anything published or presented about Heal All in the setting of HIV infection or any concerns about interactions with Sustiva. If any reader has a reference please post. KH Read more »

WAITING FOR A REPLY FROM DR. BOB??? PLEASE READ THIS!

WAITING FOR A REPLY FROM DR. BOB???? PLEASE READ THIS!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...year or next year. I am really hoping not to and am holding off. My question is that I've been taking Epogen [generic names: epoetin alfa, erythropoietin] shots for the last couple of months. I inject 1 mL every week. Is there a long-term effect... Read more »

anemic -- how to find an HIV doc?

Hey Dr. Stud,OK OK OK I've read all your posts (and particularly enjoy your wise assed remarks) and I'm fairly certain I'm anemic. I haven't seen an HIV doc lately because there isn't a decent one in this god-forsaken hic-town that I trust. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...If it's anemia, he should look for the cause(s) and start treatment.The "injection" medication for anemia is called Procrit (Epoetin alfa). It works like a charm for certain types of HIV-related anemia problems. If you have anemia of chronic... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Travelling with HIV Meds

Posted by jon_yvr, 6 Replies
...I am on 6 meds and I'm going the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy for a month. I'll be carrying alot of bottles. Has anyone had any experience Read more »