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Who Should Take Epoetin Alfa

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

Rebetron, Anemia and Epo?

What is "Epo"?(begin Quote) from http://www.thebody.com/cgi/hcv_ans/2802Dru.html You replied: ... 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... 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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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 »
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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 »
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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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 »

MIS RESULTADOS

Posted by Pelicano, 2 Replies
Hace apenas 10 minutos acabo de recoger mis resultados jejeje y dio NEGATIVO. Vih crib.Ag/Ac VIDAS ---- NEGATIVO VIH SCRENING MEIA ---- NEGATIVO LUES FTA-ABS IFI ------ NEGATIVO LUES RPR AGLUT ---- NEGATIVO Se realiza, sobre la muestra... Read more »

Sintomas VIH?

Posted by Pelicano, 3 Replies
Bueno os cuento mi caso, el pasado 29 de marzo tuve una relacin que creo que es de riesgo (felacin) con un chico que no conoca mucho, el da anterior ya tenia una ligera molestia en la garganta, despus de esto empec a tener mucosidad en la garganta... Read more »

Spirulina Latest Scientific Research

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Effects on the AIDS Virus, Cancer and the Immune System. by Richard Kozlenko DPM, Ph.D M.P.H. and Ronald H. Henson. Copyright 1998 Spirulina is gaining more attention from medical scientists as a nutraceutical and source of potential... Read more »