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Contraindications To Zidovudine Therapy

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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The patent on zidovudine expired in 2005 and several generic versions have been...
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Are testosterone and DHEA therapy contraindicated with KS?

I was told that using testosterone or DHEA might encourage growth of KS lesions. Is that correct?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
At one time there indeed was concern that testosterone or DHEA might stimulate KS. In patients this really does NOT occur to any great extent. I have many patients with KS who are on testosterone. I can't recall even one patient whose KS got... Read more »

zidovudine

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 »

zidovudine, didanosine, kaletra

Is the above combination suitable for one considered to be resistant to combivir and effavirenz? I have come across these in the internet. My doctor thinks I could be resistant to combivir and effavirenz. I have been on them for 2 years. Due to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Ideally speaking, if resistance develops to a HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) regimen, I recommend getting a resistance test to help guide the choice of the next regimen. If resistance testing is not an option in Zimbabwe and your... Read more »

Is it safe to take creatine with Lamivudine + Zidovudine and efavirenz?

Hello Mr. Vergel, Im marc from Beirut 29 years old just diagnosed with HIV from 3 month ago and had to start the treatment directly, I am now on Duovir (Lamivudine + Zidovudine) and Effavir (efavirenz).Honestly I used not to skip the gym used to go...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am glad you are regaining control of your health after adjusting from the shock of your HIV diagnosis. As you know, we can live long and healthy lives, and many of us become even more motivated to exercise, eat well and take care of ourselves... Read more »
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Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a site and that it shall... Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in comments on this hope. Read more »

group therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone-
does anyone know information regarding group therapy in NYC for people newly diagnosed with hiv?
Thanks. Read more »

Kill HIV with Photopheresis, Ultra-Violet Blood Irradiation (UBI) Therapies?

Posted by Jon316, 2 Replies
I've read a little about Photopheresis and Ultra-Viole Blood Irradiation (UBI) therapies being performed by M.D.'s across the U.S., Europe, Russia and Germany. It seems that these procedures have been done for quite some time, but fell out of... Read more »