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Zidovudine Bone Marrow Suppression

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Bone Marrow Suppression

I've recently been diagnosed with HIV, my Doctor told me that from my levels, I have been positive between ten and fifteen years. I don't know very much about the numbers and counts yet, I start to see a specialist the end of May. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Bone marrow suppression can result from a variety of causes. Finding the specific cause will lead to the appropriate treatment. Common causes include certain infections, such as parvovirus B19, and drug toxicities, such as AZT or chemotherapy.... Read more »

BONE MARROW GROWTH DISORDER AND PROCRIT

Dear Sir: After being diagnoised with pernicious anemia and a B12 deficiency my family doctor sent... Read more »

SUPPRESION OF BONE MARROW

HELLO DR FRANSCINO, I AM CURRENTLY TAKING COMBIVIR AND SUSTIVA. HAVE BEEN SINCE NOV 2007 WHEN I WAS... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Effectiveness of Bone Marrow Transplant in Suppressing HIV Creates Hope for Gene-Therapy Strategies in Treating Virus, Wall Street Journal Reports

The Wall Street Journal on Friday examined the case of an HIV-positive person who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia and who has had undetectable HIV viral loads for almost two years. The procedure -- performed by German... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newspapers Examine Possible HIV/AIDS Treatment Through Bone Marrow Transplant

Several newspapers recently profiled the case of an HIV-positive person who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia and who has had undetectable HIV viral loads for almost two years. For the procedure -- performed by German hematologist... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Retrovir (Zidovudine)

Zidovudine is supplied most commonly in film-coated tablets (300 mg, biconvex, round and white) with "GXCW3" on one side and "300" on the other. The drug also comes in capsules (100 mg), flavored syrup, and an intravenous infusion. Dosing may vary. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used... Read more »
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HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »

Am I really HIV+ - don't know what to believe!

Posted by barbara123, 1 Reply
Hi,

I will try to keep this brief, I was diagnosed as having ITP in 2002 after, blood tests, bone marrow tests, steroid treatment and finally splenectomy and discharged with out a second thought.

In 2009 I was diagnosed HIV+ while being pregnant with... Read more »

Tesla - Thanks for Resp to PEP Question.a few more

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thanks for your response. My exposure was broken condom with blood present with known HIV+ partner. I commenced PEP at about 24 hours post-exposure and have not missed a dose. Doctor prescribed a strong regimen (includes a PI) due to higher risk.

I'm... Read more »

I am HIV + and anemic

Posted by Anonymous
I am HIV + and am anemic. My T-cell count is 176 , viral load
undetectable. I am taking AZT/3TC, Viramune, Bactrim B-6, and INH
. I was recently admitted to the hospital and received 4 units of
blood. I am holding my own while waiting for all lab... Read more »