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tested HIV positive..
Nov 4, 2003

Sir Recently my friend was suffered from high fever and breathing problem.He lost his weight from 59kg to 42 kg.We have visited many doctors for last two months,but there was no improvement.His condition become so critical that no one can hope about his survival. So we tried a last chance to take him to PGI Chandigarh in india.There they addmitted him and after performing series of blood test and other test they come to the result that the patient suffers from HIV.After getting addmitted for 10 days now he is in good condition.The doctor adviced to take the following list of med. 1.Septra(4 pills) 2.Some bitamine tablets 3.Wyrolone 4.AZT(250 mg) 5.Cyanocel 6.Taxim(200 mg's two pills) 7.Folnte(1 pills)

kindly guide us whether the combination is ok or need to change.How long he has to take medicines.which medicines need to be taken throughout life.

Many-many thanks in advance..

Response from Dr. Henry

I am not sure what Folnte, Wyrolone Taxim, or Cyanocel are (not names used on the US). Usually for HIV infection use of at least 3 drugs is recommended for optimal benefit. In India generic AZT, 3TC, ddI, D4T, and nevirapine (and some others)are in use for those that can afford it (about $1 US dollar/day). AZT or D4T + 3TC or ddI + nevirapine would be a common 3 drug combination for advanced HIV/AIDS. KH

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