Antiretroviral Treatment Toxicity
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationG'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us... Read more »
Tufts University School of MedicineWhen I treat patients for HCV I never combine ribavirin with DDI since this can cause lactic acidosis and pancreatitis. I also try to avoid ribavirin and AZT since the risk of anemia increases. I do agree with discontinuation of the trisivir. In... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineLiver problems can be due to a variety of causes. Viral hepatitis due to hepatitis B or C may be aggravated by antiretroviral therapy. Treatment for those forms of hepatitis is available. Use of alcohol or high doses of Tylenol (or some other... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESSpencer-No, nothing has changed. I actually think that we'll soon be considering alternative schedules for dosing antiretroviral medications- treatment interruptions or discontinuations- for those who reach high CD4 counts. The background... Read more »
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Posted by bradford, 1 Reply"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral) drive
Originally, it seemingly appeared that anyone infected with HIV would progress to disease and die. This has long since been realized to no longer be true. We have individuals all over the... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousOk.
I recently tested positive and even though my viral load under 2,000 i have a 389 CD4.
I have been investigating epivir/ziagen and viread..they might be available in a new study on a once daily dosing schedule.
My question is, what do u think about... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesEverywhere you turn you see images of young, clean shaven, hairless, "buffed" boys gracing the gay mags and movies. Who actually looks like most of these people? All we are given to watch on tv is Will and Grace. They represent like 5% of the entire... Read more »
Posted by Choosing2Liv, 9 RepliesIf my dilemma was:
- just dealing with the virus; or
- just suffering with the guilt of cheating on my wife; or
- just the feelings of rejections by those who said they loved me; or
- just the constant blaming, belittlement and bursts of rage from my... Read more »
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