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AIDS InfoNet

Zalcitabine (Hivid, ddC)

... What Is ddC? ddC (Hivid®) was a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was manufactured by Roche. ddC was also known as zalcitabine or dideoxycytidine. ddC was a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. ddC was approved
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pain all over

I asked my doctor to be removed from my meds for i have developed pain in both feet- they feel sprained, elbow painleg pain in calfs and ralms of my hands achewhen i clench a fistI am very alarmed by this develpoments
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...deficiencies) can cause or aggravate peripheral neuropathy. Stopping HIV meds can put a patient at increased risk for a host of both AIDS and non-AIDS health conditions including worsening of peripheral neuropathy if due to HIV. Substitution of... Read more »

Need to change from AZT and DDC

I'm HIV+ 22 years, asymptomatic, viral load never over 400 (last test 317), CD4 count 345 (has varied between 270 and 450, and was 310 when I tested positive in '86). I've taken old schools meds for 20 years, AZT and DDC. I can no longer access DDC,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The first step would be to check a genotype to see if any viral mutations are present. But with a viral load so low it may not be possible to amplify enough virus to determine the genotypic mutations. If there is no genotypic data to help with the... Read more »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repost a few questions from the archives. Dr. Bob Question (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES) Jan 20, 2007 I was just wondering. Can AIDS come out of no where? Like, if two people are disease free, can an infection occur between them like AIDS assuming... Read more »

Skin sensitivity

I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes Type II and I have been HIV+ for several years. My doctor gave me DDC, DDI, IDV and RTV. I developed severe neuropathy and a very painful overall skin sensitivity. I stopped all of my meds and I am currently...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...most likely causes are either a residual effect of the neuropathy you developed due to concomitant ddC and ddI treatment or HIV itself. Over the years I have patients with symptoms similar to yours, but generally the problem is restricted to... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...information. * Year of approval in the U.S.A. Many generic versions have been approved under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. See www.fda.gov/oia/pepfar.htm for more information. Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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DDC Bites the Dust

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...An HIV Drug Says Goodbye by Tim Horn July 27, 2006 (AIDSmeds)In a letter sent to doctors late last month, Roche Pharmaceuticals announced that it will be ending the sale and distribution Read more »

HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...would have allowed him to lead a long and healthy life. The editorial advocated that the readers should take advantage of free HIV screening so they could begin treatment early. I wrote in a letter to the editor that while the new meds allow... Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...to screen out the statistical noise caused by the effects of ageing. I recommend that all of you who are interested read the AIDS Community Research Initiative Association Report on Older Adults with HIV which may be found at... Read more »

HIV medicines

Posted by Anonymous
...Do you need ANY HIV related drug or any Opportunistic Infection medication, such as: Zerit (d4T), AZT, Abacavir, ddI, ddC, Crixivan, Fortovase, Saquanavir, Read more »