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Getting A Prescription For Zidovudine

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...sleeping, muscle soreness, and nausea. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. Clinical Trials Click here to search for trials that use Zidovudine. Manufacturer Information Retrovir...
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Pep,Sexual Assault,and Family

Hello Dr.Bob, I was sexually assaulted in June '10. And was put on PEP after about 20 hrs since the pharmacy could not find Lamivudine and zidovudine and I had to drive to a few pharmacy's to get the prescription filled. I was not followed by a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Testimonials like yours provide additional evidence why those who have an HIV exposure significant enough to warrant a course of PEP should be followed by an HIV physician specialist. Had you done so, he would have put your fears instantly to... Read more »

PEP Combination (day 1)

Corrections from last post:Hi there doctors,thank you once again for providing great advice about the treatments for HIV. I am currently on PEP (day 1) which consists of Viread (Tenofovir), Epivir (Lamivudine) and Zidovudine (Retrovir). I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...and thanks for your post and words.This is a somewhat unusual PEP regimen-- most would utilize either a 2 NRTI regimen (like zidovudine+lamivudine or tenofovir+lamivudine), rather than a triple nuke regimen.Generally, PEP regimens that include... Read more »

developed lipoatrophy while on videx,zidovudine and aluvia

what is lipoatrophy(from 2006 on videx and zidovudine) and can it be treated and how but i'm now switched to truvada and aluvia after alerting my doctor about my fat distribution last month
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fat loss (lipoatrophy) and fat gain have been linked to zidovudine and somewhat less so to didanosine (Videx). Switching to Truvada and Aluvia (lopinavir/ritonavir) may stabilize the fat loss Read more »

Only Truvada as PEP

I recently had an exposure to HIV, the status of the person was unknown.I presented at the hospital after 12 hours of exposure and was given 'Truvada' as the sole medication.I previously had an exposure in 2007 and was given 'Combivir' as a sole...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital a man who has sex with men, injection drug user, or a commercial sex worker). The treatment with either combivir (2 meds: zidovudine and lamivudine) or truvada (2 meds: tenofovir and emtricitabine) would be expected to be equivalent in... Read more »

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...Form/Administration Lamivudine comes in liquid and tablet form and is taken by mouth. Lamivudine is also available combined with the NRTI zidovudine (in a tablet called Combivir), with the NRTI abacavir sulfate (in a tablet called Epzicom), and... Read more »

An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

...side effects continue or are bothersome. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications, prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications, also being taken. Clinical Trials Click ... Read more »

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works at CVS and Wal-mart. Read more »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...initial estimates. 1986 A treatment breakthrough Early clinical results of a trial led by Dr. Margaret Fischl shows zidovudine, or AZT, slows the progression to AIDS as patients' immune systems regenerate. Only one of the 145 patients... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »