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Nevirapine Dosing

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six-Month Delay in Onset of Nevirapine-Based Antiretroviral Therapy Can Prevent Drug Resistance Following Single-Dose Nevirapine During Labor, Study Says

Delaying the start of a nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy by six months can prevent the development of drug resistance in HIV-positive women who took single-dose nevirapine during labor to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Take One Dose of Nevirapine at Delivery Could Develop Drug-Resistant HIV, Study Says

HIV-positive pregnant women who take a single dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine at delivery to prevent vertical HIV transmission later could develop drug-resistant HIV, according to a study presented on Monday at the 11th Conference on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Health Minister, HIV/AIDS Experts Agree More Research Needed on Safety of Single-Dose Nevirapine

Further research is needed on claims from South Africa's Medicines Control Council that single-dose nevirapine, which is used to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, increases the risk of drug resistance, the country's Ministry of Health said... Read more »
Ask the Experts

thanks doc..nevirapine 2doses

hi doc,thank you for answering. While waiting for your answer I have kept up with PEP (and the nausea, bloated tummy, loose stools and headache) for the 16th day today. I'll stop it today. What I forgot to mention is that the doc I went to gave...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
As far as PEP goes, any HAART combination is acceptable. The issue with nevirapine is that people with a normal CD4 cell count (such as yourself) are at increased risk of hepatic toxicity so it is better to use an alternative treatment, such as... Read more »

Two weeks of low dose of nevirapine

My thirty two (32)month old son is on nevirapine, he takes two and a half tabs twice a day. He has just been on a two week trip with some friends and I have found out that he was given one tab twice a day, that is 2/5ths of his dose. Please what are...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I'm not sure what dose your son is taking, but nevirapine should either be dosed 400 mg once a day or 200 mg twice daily. Usually, this is either a single 400 mg tablet or 2-200 mg tablets once daily, or 1- 200 mg... Read more »


I have not been on meds for 1 year now. My cd4/8 count was 897 yesterday though the kit for viral load is not currently available in our country and thus didn't manage to do one. I was recommended for triomune by my doctor but he did not...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
With such a high CD4 count it sounds like you can safely wait on treatment. If you are having symptoms that would make a difference. You mention that you have been off treatment for a year. What previous treatment have you had and what were your CD4... Read more »

Nevirapine in babies

Hi,We are implementing a PMTCT programme since 2001. We haveintroduced Nevirapine in June 2002 and very soon we will be expanding theprogramme to other sites. Can you help me to answer the followingquestion: Can we give Nevirapine to the newborn...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You don't mention whether or not you are giving nevirapine to the mother. If you give nevirapine to the mother at delivery, the baby should have good levels of nevirapine through at least 48 hours; you could then give another dose to the baby... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All !! I want to tell everyone that I started taking half of the prescribed doses of my meds about 2 years ago. My T cells remain High (570) and my V load is still undetectable..
I am on viramune,ziagen and zerit. I had an uncle who died... Read more »

dosing schedule adjustment

Posted by pozartistsd, 1 Reply
hey all you experts out there! I think i may know the answer to this but would like to get some input:

I currently take my meds (Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir) once a day. I take them at 9am (with breakfast, not that you need to know that ) I would like... Read more »

Low-Dose Naltrexone

Posted by renevatio, 1 Reply
Hello all-

I am newly diagnosed, and just getting into the process of researching all about HIV and potential alternative treatments. I am a voracious reader and spend a good bit of time each day reading papers and digging up info on my new internal... Read more »

Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, can someone please elaborate on the severity of skipping meds? My bf is positive and has been on meds for about a year. He's on my insurance and it kills the price down to a point where he can get his meds pretty easily. I discovered... Read more »