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Stavudine And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...Bristol-Myers Squibb. The original patent on stavudine has expired. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved generic forms of stavudine for sale in the U.S. and under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Stavudine is also known as d4T or didehydro-deoxythymidine. Stavudine is the most commonly used anti-HIV medication worldwide. However, in 2009, the World Health Organization recommended that it stop being used because of serious side...
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ARV combination & leg pain

I am on a combination of nevirapine, flavudin, dan laminudin medication. But recently am having trouble walking after a long period of inactivity, eg. after sleeping or sitting for long periods of time. I have not had this problem before taking ARV,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If the flavudin is D4T (stavudine) then your HIV meds can cause a peripheral nerve problem though usually that is first manifest as burning/numbness in toes. If the problem is Read more »

Stavudine toxicity

what can used in conjuction with lamivudine, stocrin in place of stavudine?What do we need to do to prevent pre-mature aging of body cells?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...abacavir (if HLA B5701 negative or low risk for hypersensitivity reactio) or ziduvudine. Avoiding premature aging in the setting of HIV infection is a hot research topic for which no easy answers though good treatment of HIV infection remains... Read more »

BODY CHANGES

DEAR EXPERTS, I WOULD LIKE TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS I LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA I WAS DIAGONISED 7 YRS,BUT I'VE ONLY STARTED MEDS A YEAR AGO ( LAMIVUDINE,STAVUDINE AND EFIVARENZ) BUT MY BODY IS CHANGING MY TUMMY AND BREASTS ARE GROWING BUT FUNNY PART MY BUM...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...some of the effects known as lipodystrophy (changes where fat is located and amount of fat). I would try to discuss with your HIV Provider whether there are alternatives to the stavudine available to you (such as tenofovor or abacavir) as well... Read more »

side effects of nevilast 30

my brother is currently talking navalast 30 for four months now. In the first two month he was ok but in the third month he started complaning of feeling like his foot was burning what is the remedy for this.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...doc to assess for that and discuss whether there are any switch options available (ie to AZT or tenofovor or abacavir from the D4T). KH Read more »
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The Body PRO

Stavudine for the Treatment of HIV Neurocognitive Impairment

...564/32207: Stavudine stops neuro-AIDS in AZT-non-responders Poster Session 12355: Stavudine entry into cerebrospinal fluid of HIV-infected subjects after single and multiple doses Among antiretroviral agents zidovudine (ZDV) is often touted... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stavudine, Other Antiretrovirals Tied to New Onset Diabetes in HIV

...to stavudine -- and, to a lesser degree, zidovudine and didanosine -- is linked to an increased risk of new onset diabetes in HIV-positive patients. Researchers examined data on 33,389 HIV patients enrolled in the D:A:D [Data Collection on... Read more »
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Abstract No. 420: A Phase I Study of Hydroxyurea in HIV-Infected Children Receiving Didanosine (ddI) and/or Stavudine (d4T)

...the safety, antiviral and immunologic effects, and pharmacokinetics of hydroxyurea, given with ddI and/or d4T to symptomatic HIV-infected children. It is among the first to look at the use of HU in children. The children were treated with... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

A Note to Physicians: Important Information on the Combination of Zidovudine (ZDV) and Stavudine (d4T) in ZDV-experienced HIV-Infected Patients

...weeks. An interim analysis of this study revealed that the average CD4+ T cell count in patients taking the combination of d4T and ZDV decreased from the time they entered the study. NIAID recommends that physicians closely monitor the CD4+ T... Read more »
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50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...following is a very interesting recent post to The Body, which emphasizes the importance of neurological monitoring for people with HIV. It also points up the fact that long term HIV infection remains a disabling condition. For me it confirms... Read more »

Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...I live in Thailand and found out I am HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments: Nevirapine Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What do HIV/AIDS Doc's do, when they are not seeing you? http://www.thebody.com/thebody/ukraine.html Ben Young, M.D. In Ukraine, Clinicians Read more »

Bristol Myers Squibbs: Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gentlemen, Stay away from Videx it infected my pancreas and made me diabetic, apprantly it does that to a high percentage of people on it or as I also understand kills another hign percentage of them. What does Bristol Myers Squibbs do? Sell death... Read more »