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What Are The Dangers Of Epoetin Alpha

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Echinacea

What Is Echinacea? How Is Echinacea Used? What Are the Benefits of Echinacea? Why Do People With HIV Use Echinacea? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line What Is Echinacea? Echinacea is a flowering plant. It is sometimes called Purple Coneflower. It grows mainly in Europe and North America. There are several closely related species: Echinacea purpurea, angustifolia, and ...
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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
...your father is HIV positive, antiretroviral drug therapy would have the best chance to increase his CD4 cell count.Regarding epoetin, your father may be a candidate if indeed he's requiring "constant transfusions for anemia." He should discuss... Read more »

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 we have several pxs (out of > 1000) that intermittently receive corticosteroids or gamma globulin infusions... Read more »

le digo que es triomune

Dr. Sigo una terapia con triomune que es una combiancion de Stavudina (en mi caso de 30 mg) lamivudina y nevirapina. Antes estuve con convivir mas nevirapina, pues el AZT me causo neutropenia severa (1340 glob blancos). Mi medico me recomendo...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...estuviera causando sntomas, tales como la fatiga, podras pensar en tratarla tambin con un tratamiento anlogo al filgastrim -- epoetin alpha (Procrit). El segundo estimula la produccin de los glbulos rojos mientras el primero, los glbulos blancos.... Read more »

New Procrit?

Dear Dr. Bob,Heard through the grapevine there was a new Procrit called Arinest or something like that. Searched the archives and didn't see it. Can you fill us in? Dosing? Scheduling? Better side effect profile? What's up you stud you?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Aranesp, not Arinest. I'm sure Google tried its best to locate it for you. O.K., so what is it? Well, its technical name is darbepoetin alfa. (Just as Procrit's technical name is epoetin alfa.) Aranesp was created by adding two nitrogen-linked... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin as Effectively as Thrice Weekly

... Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin and Improves Quality of Life as Effectively as Three-Times Weekly Dosing in HIV-Positive Patients (ThPeB7381) 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 »
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 »
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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 »

DENIALISTS - A DANGEROUS GAME

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play? Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

Is this dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Love going into a bar with a dark corner - my jeans torn along the seam - received anal sex in a local LA bar one night - the guy was huge - what surprised me wasn't that he was deep inside me (I just backed up on it) - but that he gave no... 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 »