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Can Zidovudine Azt Cure Hiv

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...Zidovudine, also known as AZT, ZDV, or Retrovir, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Zidovudine was approved by the FDA on March 19, 1987, with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children 3 months of age or older. This medicine is also...
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which is better medicine

Dear Doc, My CD4 count is 250, which is best for treating HIV Fostavir-3 or Zidovudine+Lamivudine+Nevirapine, please let me know.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thank you for your post.You must live somewhere outside of the US. Zidovudine (AZT) + lamivudine (3TC) + nevirapine is an acceptable alternative first-line treatment for HIV. I'm unfamiliar with Fostavir-3. A Read more »

HIV Dementia

I have been HIV+ for 19 years and have been undetected for the last 8 years. I recently was diagnosed with HIV dementia. My viral load is <60 and my t cell count 660. I am on Viread and Epzicom for the last 8 years. Do I need to have my meds...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Unfortunately, some people develop symptoms of HIV dementia even with undetectable viral load and adequate T-cells. There is not much evidence that some antiretrovirals are better Read more »

ARV DRUGS

I have a loved one,who's been living with HIV and on ARV drugs such as NEVIAPINE,LAMIUVUDINEand ZIDOVUDINE.Please can tell me what side effects will she be experience.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many patients do well with nevirapine, lamivudine and zidovudine (AZT). The AZT often causes stomach problems (nausea, aching) particularly early. Nevirapine can cause liver problems or a rash the Read more »

AZT related Anemia

What other HIV drugs, other than Combivir, contain AZT and therefore may cause anemia?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...continued to be used by many. Zidovudine is the generic name of the AZT. Retrovir is the "trade" name of AZT. Combivir contains zidovudine (AZT) plus lamivudine (3TC),which is a frequently used in combination as part of HAART (Highly Active... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Combivir

... Combo Drug Common Name: zidovudine (AZT) and lamivudine (3TC) Brand Name: Combivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Trizivir

...Trizivir should only be used if other options are not possible due to toxicities or drug interactions associated with other HIV regimens. The zidovudine/AZT in Trizivir is associated with lipoatrophy (fat loss from the arms, legs, face, and/or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Pledges $26.5 Million Over 4 Years to Fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya

...Ranneberger on Wednesday announced the U.S. would provide $26.5 million (2.7 billion Kenyan shillings) between 2009 and 2013 to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya, the Daily Nation reports (Sinundu, 12/16). In related news, the Standard reports the... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

NATURAL SOLUTION FOR NIGHT SWEATING

Posted by contractor, 6 Replies
...DO NOT HAVE THE PROBLEM as long I take my own drink. IT IS NOT ALOE VERA AT ALL AND TODAY ANOTHER PERSON SENT EMAIL THAT HE (HIV+) STOPED TO HAVE NIGHT SWEATING. So go figured it. I am looking for 30 people to test it. It is natural and safe. So,... Read more »