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Antiretroviral Drug Nevirapine

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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). NNRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Nevirapine was approved by the FDA on June 21, 1996, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and children. It has also been used for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. This medicine does not cure HIV infection or AIDS and does...
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Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently found out that he was positive. We always practice safe sex, but I was wondering if I can decrease my chances of contracting HIV by taking anti-viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral drug, taken regularly, may prove effective in reducing a person's risk for infection: Providing a single dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine to HIV-infected women during labor and to their newborns immediately after birth... 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 Read more »

Nevirapine?

I will be taking nevirapine in order to have my baby. Should I continue on it once I give birth or should I switch to Sustiva?Carol
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Whether to stay on nevirapine or switch to Sustiva after delivery of your baby depends on several factors. First, I assume that either of these drugs will Read more »

HIV treatment

Sir,can antirectoviral drugs be taking to prevent HIV infection.John
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral drug, taken regularly, may prove effective in reducing a person's risk for infection: Providing a single dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine to HIV-infected women during labor and to their newborns immediately after birth... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pregnant Woman Enrolled in NIH Study Died of Liver Failure Likely Caused by Antiretroviral Drug Nevirapine

...An HIV-positive pregnant woman enrolled in a NIH study examining the ability of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission died of liver failure that likely was caused by the drug, the AP/ Las Vegas Sun Read more »
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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer Treatment With Antiretroviral Nevirapine Reduces Risk of HIV Among Infants, Study Finds

... Extended treatment with the antiretroviral drug nevirapine in conjunction with the standard therapy might reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission, according to a study published Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six-Week Course of Antiretroviral Nevirapine Did Not Clearly Reduce Risk of HIV Among Breastfed Infants, Study Finds

... A six-week extended course of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine did not clearly show a reduced risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission among breastfed infants, according to a study published Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is more affordable and practical than any other examined to date. Results from the study show that a single oral dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine (NVP) given to an HIV-infected woman in labor and another to her baby within 3 days of... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...Reuters 1/4/01 Atlanta -- Health-care workers who take nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, Read more »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...combination antiretroviral therapy with at least three drugs to which the patient has never been exposed. TABLE 3 Recommended Antiretroviral Agents for the Treatment of Established HIV Infection* ... Read more »