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Can Hiv Infection Be Treated With Azt

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, ZDV, azidothymidine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV WARNING: Zidovudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), liver problems, and blood disorders, including severe anemia. Use...
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Refraining from AZT while treating PCP

Dr. Gallant: This Q & A forum is simply wonderful, especially for thefamily members of person with AIDs My brother wasrecently diagnosed with AIDS as result of the onset of a pneumoniainfection in both lungs. None of us knew, including himthat...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The reason that AZT is sometimes stopped during the treatment of PCP isnot because of a drug interaction, but because both AZT and high-doseBactrim can be toxic to the bone marrow. The use of both at the sametime can increase the chance of... Read more »

AZT Anemia: always?

Hello, I have had 2 lab sets in 5 months on 1st time meds, Combivir & Sustiva (infected 8 months ago). VL=ND and CD4=700(41%) but my RBC, Hct and Hgb have been low, which has been attributed to AZT by my physician. Does this ever resolve back to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Were you infected eight months ago or did you have your first positive test eight months ago? Are you being treated as a recent seroconverter or perhaps during primary infection (ARS) to try to preserve immune function? If you were chronically... Read more »

Ribavirin and AZT/D4T

Hello Doctor,I heard that Ribavirin cancels out AZT and also D4T. The studies to this topic are all "in vitro". What really happens in case you take a HIV-Combo with AZT or D4T and INF+Riba? In an small study there where no negative...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There have several small lab studies suggesting that ribavirin might compete for phosphorylation with AZT and D4T. At our site, at Johns Hopkins, in France and Spain, we now have data on over 100 people treated with ribavirin and despite taking AZT... Read more »

AZT/3TC & Bactrim interactions

Dear Dr. In the Pediatric Guidelines, it says that there may be increased toxicity with interactions of AZT and TMP-SMX, and TMP-SMX can increase 3TC blood levels? There seems to be contradiction from various sources concerning taking Bactrim while...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Most mother-to-child transmission appears to occur at delivery or after delivery through breast milk. This means that infants at risk can be closely followed to determine their infection status and allows for early intervention should an infant be... Read more »
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AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

treating hiv holistic healthwise

Posted by taian, 2 Replies
anyone involved treating hiv with herbology,using colloidal silver regime or other w/good results Read more »

Para azt.antiazt, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es la nica vez que voy a responderte y es simplemente para decirte que adems de tener una personalidad maligna, sos inculto, mediocre, ignorante y adems tens serias dificultades al expresarte.
No infundas miedos, no tomes el hiv como una broma, por... Read more »