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Can Zidovudine Azt Cure Hiv

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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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AZT (Zidovudine 300mg)

I just started taking AZT. I have always bruised very easy (since I was a child). Is there any potential problems I should be aware of? Is this something I should inform my doctor about? Is there a window of time for taking your meds that you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Although AZT can cause bone marrow suppression, for persons who bruise easily that is rarely a concern. Also, if the easy bruising is due to low a platelet count, AZT sometimes helps that condition. The twice a day dosing for AZT is usually OK +/-... Read more »


under which of the following conditions is azt (zidovudine) prescribed for patients suffering from hiv?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir) is used as part of combination therapy for the treatment of HIV-infected individuals or in special circumstances for the prevention of HIV infection, following high-risk exposure. BY... Read more »

3TC/AZT to 3TC/TDF to 3TC/AZT again

Hi,Here in the Philippines, some treatment hubs are experiencing shortage in Tenofovir meds.In effect, those who experienced incompatibility with Zidovudine (AZT) and were switched to Tenofovir (TDF) had to switch back to AZT. What are the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello thank you for posting from the Philippines.As long as there has been no issues with virologic failure or drug resistance, there should be no problem switching from one medication to another and back again. Of course be mindful that switching... Read more »

Can anaemic person use Combavir (lamivudine/zidovudine)?

The patient's CD4 count is unknown (machine broken) but hemoglobin level is 11.6 The doctors here in Tanzania have immediately started her on ARV treatment because of her HB count: Combavir and Efavirenz. Our concern is that the literature...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is correct that the zidovudine (AZT) in Combivir could cause anemia or worsen it. The issue is whether there is an alternative. Stavudine (d4T) remains in wide use in Africa despite a host of other toxicities including neuropathy, and can be... Read more »
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a glimmer of hope for a cure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A small proof-of-concept study has shown that the drug valproic acid (Depakote) may be able to reduce the pool of dormant HIV-infected cells in the body. According to the authors of the study, which was published in the 13th August edition of The... 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
La azidotimidina o AZT es un agente citotxico, genotxico e inmunotxico, capaz de generar por si mismo el sida. El AZT es adems un potente carcingeno

Que tiene de sireto esto?
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His there hope for cure .

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have aids my cdT4 is 50 and my viral road is 162000 am on my second month of meds. On august 9 this year i was tested positive i was shocked, i always feel like am the dead that moves. My question is do you guys have hope that cure will be found.... Read more »