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What Does Epoetin Alfa Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

... What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV How Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a shortage of hemoglobin (HGB). HGB is a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Anemia causes fatigue, shortness of breath
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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 we have Read more »

Transfusions as a treatment?

Dr. Bob, Wow, what a positive influence you have been for the many, many people that read your forums. I hope that you are able to accept and appreciate the sincere gratitude, the readers of this forum have for you and your input.Now with my brown...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...opportunistic infection, such as MAC, or a malignancy. A thorough evaluation by his HIV specialist is warranted without delay.Procrit (Epoetin alfa) is highly effective in treating specific types of HIV-related anemia, such as AZT-induced anemia... Read more »

Update on Treatment

Dear Abby ... opps ...Dr. Bob,Back in June I contacted you about my partner's health situation/symptoms. General anemia, weight loss, insomnia, muscle loss, etc ... He had undergone several blood transfusions for his anemia and wasn't getting any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Dave,Thanks for the update and especially for your kind comments. I'm delighted your partner had a treatable condition and is now responding well. Please give him a hug form me and save one for yourself, too, O.K.?Dr. Bob 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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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 »
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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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Living with Side Effects

...depression, loss of sex drive and menstrual irregularities. Anemia may also quicken HIV disease progression. A new study shows that epoetin alfa (Epogen®, Procrit®) is useful in treating mild-to-moderate anemia in women living with HIV. Epoetin... 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 »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

Spirulina Latest Scientific Research

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...viral infection in cell culture. According to peer reviewed scientific journal reports this extract, "holds great promise for treatment of ...HIV-1, HSV-1, and HCM infections, which is particularly advantageous for AIDS patients who are prone to... Read more »

Treated as worthless

Posted by Lomitadaren
...(PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome. Millions of dollars a year are spent to educate us to be... Read more »