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Zidovudine 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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Underdosage of Zidovudine

Dear SirI am writing for the 2nd time. My son aged 5 years has been recently diagnosed as HIV+ His CD4 is 384. His doctor started him on Zidovudine 6ml twice a day, Lamivir 6.5 ml twice a day, and Nevirapine (initially 6 ml once a day). His weight...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...and colleague, Andy Pavia, MD from University of Utah:I don't think there is any risk at all from 2 weeks of underdosing of zidovudine. First of all, zidovudine resistance develops slowly in a stepwise fashion even when it is given as a single... Read more »

infant zidovudine: recommendations for dose escalation with weight gain?

I know standard dosage for zidovudine for an infant born to an HIV positive mother is "2 mg/kg body weight q6h" as part of the MTCT prevention. In 6 weeks time however, an infant easily weighs a kilo, to 1.5 kg more which is up to 50% of its birth...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In our clinic, we usually see babies at 1 and 4 weeks to see how things are going, check their weights, and to draw bloods to check for infection. If weight is increased by more than 10% of the baby's previous weight, we adjust the dose. If weight... Read more »

T-cells 1400+ undecetable for over 10 years and facial wasting

Is anybody trying to develope a drug that is lower in dosage, have they tried. I am doing great and now the drugs are showing up on my face (so to speak) Is there any options availiable. I work in the public and am getting very concerned. I feel...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...contribute as well as the HIV drug used. I assume you have been switched off thymidine analogue drugs such as stavudine and zidovudine? Reversing severe fat loss is difficult partly due to lack of fat cells that might have been lost in the... Read more »

cut dosing to maintain partial regimine

i recently relocated to a new state, and unfortunately my previous state's adap will not fill my perscripts, and it will take sometime to get re-established in the va system where i moved to... my situation on meds, i have an extra months supply of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Generally, I would advise that you take the medication as prescribed and when you reach the last of any one medication, stop them all cold-turkey. Before you get to that point I would try very hard to get the medication you need. Contact your old... 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 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 »
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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare.... Read more »

An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

...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 Combivir comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily Dose The... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
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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unprotected sex----ECLIA test

Posted by haohaode, 1 Reply
...had unprotected vaginal sex with a thai sex worker for less than two minutes. within 24 hours i took Kaletra, lamivudine and zidovudine for 28 days. on 30 March(8 weeks later), this woman had ECLIA/ Roche Diagnostics test with negative result. ... Read more »