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Retrovir Dosages

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...from getting HIV infection after they accidentally come into contact with the virus on the job. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Zidovudine comes in capsule, tablet, and solution forms that are taken by mouth and in liquid form that is given by intravenous infusion into a vein. Zidovudine has been combined with other...
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PEP and RNA PCA detection

I believe I was exposed to HIV several days ago and, after discussing the details with several medical health professionals, began pep. I have begun a post exposure prophylaxis regiment of combivir and kaletra (begun 30 hours after potential...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The purpose of PEP is to abort or prevent HIV transmission. The medications used are the same antiretrovirals in the same dosages used to treat active HIV infection. PCR RNA testing should definitely not be done while on PEP. PEP could indeed... Read more »

Epilepsy & Anti-retrovirals

Have there been any studies of the drug interaction between anti-retoviarals, i.e. Truvada & viramune, and epilieptic drugs such as epilim. I started taking truvada and viramune, eight weeks ago and recently auras have returned. Also the epilim...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of any published data looking at interaction between valproic acid and nevirapine. Valproic acid is metabolized through the cytochrome 450 systemm in the liver so there may be a potential interaction in occasional patients. if any... Read more »

PEP for 2 weeks with Slight Lab Abnormalities--Stop or Decrease Dose?

HiI had receptive unprotected anal sex with someone of unknown status. My doctor started me on PEP program 24hrs later with Epivir, Retrovir, and Kaletra. I had lots of fatigue and side effects so Kaletra was decreased to one tab twice a day from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those labs alone would not sway me to make a recommendation to stop PEP. That decision would be based on the details of the exposure and the magnitude of your side effect symptoms. The effectiveness of 2 weeks of PEP has not been well... Read more »

Switch to Truvada & Sustiva

Hi there; I have been on meds for 5 years and have used the information on this site frequently during that time. I want to thank you all for making the time to keep such an informative forum up and running.For the last 5 years I have been on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...to be taken lightly if you've had 5 years of success on your current regimen.That said, assuming that the ddI (Videx), AZT (Retrovir) and efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) are your "first" drug regimen (no previous evidence of drug resistance),... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Dosing Recommendations Retrovir (Zidovudine) Syrup for HIV-Infected Infants

...children starting treatment at four weeks of age. The revised label contains the following recommendation: The recommended dosage in pediatric patients 4 weeks of age and older and weighing > 4 kg is provided in Table 1. RETROVIR Syrup... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Take Zidovudine? Zidovudine was approved in 1987 as an antiretroviral (ARV) drug for people with HIV infection. Recommended dosages are available for children over 6 weeks old. It is also used to prevent transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...of zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and 150 mg of lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC). Combivir can be taken with food, or between meals. The dosage of lamivudine should be reduced for people who weigh less than 50 kilograms (110 pounds). People who weigh less... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...Trizivir.Trizivir does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Trizivir comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily Dose The... Read more »
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Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

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Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

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...debajo de la amigdala y otro ms pequeo ms abajo, cerca de la clavcula. Estoy aterrorizado. Que hago??? Si no fuera una sindorme retroviral agudo, a que se pueden deber esos ganglios. Es comn? Read more »