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History Of Zidovudine

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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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LAMIVUDINE & ZIDOVUDINE CON EFAVIRENZ QUE HAGO?

TOMO ESTE TRATAMIENTO DESDE HACE 3 AOS Y ME METI EN UN GYM Y ME RECOMENDARON INYECTARME DECADURABULIN, PROBIRON Y CIPIONATO DE TESTOTERONA Y EN ESE MOMENTO POR IGNORANCIA DIJE DE UNA QUE NO LUEGO OTRO ME DIJO QUE ME INYECTARA WINTROL Y DECADURABULIN...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas tardes.No deberas estar siguiendo los consejos de la gente que trabaja en tu gym cuando pertenece a los frmacos de cualquier tipo. Respecto a este tema, debes consultar con tu mdico especialista en VIH. Y punto. Un entrenador puede... 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 with slow recovery. Its impact on areas of fat gain is... Read more »

tenofovir then zidovudine?

hi doctor, after prolonged use of atripla as the first line drug can a zidovudine based HAART be used as second line? then what the other 2 drugs should be along with zidovudine in that 2nd line HAART? ...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Yes, Sometimes, if the HIV virus develops resistance to tenofovir it will mutate down a pathway that will preserve the activity of zidovudine (called the K65R mutation). Also, if there is no drug resistance then zidovudine would be able to work.The... 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 »
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My Case History

Posted by BabyPeanut, 3 Replies
I thought posting my case history might be useful to others since I
have done well with the somewhat exotic therapies that I have used
over the years.

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I am a 38 year-old male who was... Read more »

clinical history

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have often read, you must take more tests in SOME situations.(24 weeks) What about "clinical history". A lot of people have a clinical history and symptoms after a 13 week-neg. They all must test at 24 weeks??? And what about my situation?- I have... Read more »

History of My Results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex.
Here is my testing history;

ELISA negative at 9 weeks.

ELISA positive at 14 weeks but WB came back negative.

ElISA negative at 36 weeks.

So, according to the below post a few lines down -
I am negative - correct?

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history of aids in media

Posted by Anonymous
I am a graduate student studying Public Health at the Univ of CT in Farmington, CT. My instructor has given me an assignment of writing about the history of iads reporting in jounalism. someone working in the media can help me. questions i have,... Read more »