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What Does Epoetin Alpha Treat

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Echinacea

...than one year old. Echinacea is available in capsules containing a powder of the dried plant or root, and also as a tincture (an alcohol-based preparation). In some cases, people drink pressed juice from fresh plants. For treating skin conditions, special preparations containing pressed juice are used. The suggested dosage of echinacea depends on which species and which parts of the plant were used. In general, it should not be used for...
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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 »

KS Chemo Exhausted

Hi-I have recently started my Second Round of 6 doses of Doxil to treat my KS. The first time I had the chemotherapy, it actually gave me terrible insomnia, however, this time, I am always exhausted, sleeping on average 12 or more hours a day, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Doxil can be a remarkably effective drug in treating AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma. However, like many drugs used to treat tumors, it can have a variety of significant side effects, Read more »

epogen = neupogen?

Hey Dr. Bob,My doc said my counts were all low so he's starting me on neupogen. I asked him if that's the same as Procrit (epogen) and he said yeah. I'm so damn tired. Is he correct? He's about as swift as those swift boat idiots. Hey did Kerry kick...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...same.Procrit (Epoetin alfa, epogen) stimulates the production of additional new red blood cells. It is remarkably effective in treating certain types of HIV-related anemia (AZT-induced anemia or anemia of chronic disease caused by HIV itself). It... 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
...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 or anemia of chronic disease (caused by HIV... Read more »
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An Overview of Epoetin Alfa (Epogen, Procrit)

...enough EPO, severe anemia can occur. This often occurs in people whose kidneys are not working properly. Epoetin is used to treat severe anemia in these people. Epoetin may also be used to prevent or treat anemia caused by cancer, surgery, or... Read more »
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Implications of Anemia: Focus on Managing Patients Infected with HIV and HCV (Satellite Symposium)

...is not well appreciated is that it remains so widespread despite, and in some cases because of, new and improved therapies to treat HIV, HCV, and cancer. Anemia, a common complication of chronic diseases, is the most common blood-related... Read more »
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Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin as Effectively as Thrice Weekly

...12 and was maintained for the duration of the study (16 weeks). Overall, the quality of life improved significantly in both treatment groups by week eight and was maintained, again, for the duration of the study. These results clearly indicate... Read more »
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Immune Therapies in Development

... What Are Immune Therapies? Most HIV medications attack the virus to slow down its multiplication. Another approach to treating HIV infection is "defense", strengthening the immune response of people who are infected. This fact sheet... 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 »

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 »

5 lessons about the way we treat people

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
... Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people. 1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. Read more »

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 »