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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 in... 1992 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. The manufacture and distribution of ddC (Hivid) was discontinued by the manufacturer as of February 15, 2006.
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a few of my dr's are( ENT, PCP, and RHUEMATOLOGIST) and an HIV/ID specialist is just start i have tested negative(antibody) out to 10 1/2 months. i have also had a negative viral load (<50 ml) HIV TYPE 1. t-cells were at 700.that all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, I probably would not agree with the medical opinions you are currently getting. If your screening HIV test results are in dispute, I would get a DNA PCR. From what you tell me, I would anticipate the result would be undetectable.I cannot... Read more »

HIVID & Canker sores

...I am having severe problems with canker sores since I began HIVID. I have always had them but now with this med I have one after another and they are extremely painful. Is there anything that
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...Regretfully, HIVID or DDC use is associated with increased incidence of aphthous ulcerations (canker sores) and many people have ben unable to tolerate Read more »

from trizivir to kaletra

...Hello Doctor Vergel,Can a change from trizivir (which I had taken for 5 years, before that 5 years with retrovir+hivid) to kaletra + kivexa accelerate the lipoatrophy? I have started taken this combo 4 months ago to avoid lipo and I think that
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Your new combo is not linked to lipoatrophy (fat loss under the skin). Is that what your question is about?Nelson Read more »

Anal Fissure

I have recently gotten what I believe to be an anal fissure. I am a sexually active gay man, but as far as I know HIV- . DO you think that I may have contracted HIV, or how common are anal fissures? When the fissure occured I had not had sex in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Anal fissures are not uncommon among persons who have anal intercourse, whether male or female, HIV+ or HIV-I'd have things checked out by your doctor. BY Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Zalcitabina (Hivid, ddC)

...ddC? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Secundarios? ¿Cómo Reacciona ddC Con Otros Medicamentos? --> ¿Qué Es ddC? ddC (Hivid®) es un medicamento que se usaba para el tratamiento antirretroviral (ART). Tambin es conocido como zalcitabina o... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Hivid (Zalcitabine)

... Hivid is supplied in 0.750 mg tablets (shown) that are oval, gray, film-coated and imprinted with "HIVID 0.750" on one side and "Roche"... on the other side. The drug is also supplied in 0.375 mg tablets that are oval, beige, film-coated and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

2006 Guía de Medicamentos de VIH: Hivid (ddC)

... Nombre de Marca: Hivid Nombre Común: zalcitabine, ddC Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del...Neuropatía periferal (picazón, ardor, adormecimiento o dolor en las manos o en los... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...Retrovir AZT, ZDV ViiV Healthcare & generic 1991 Didanosine Videx ddI Bristol-Myers Squibb & generic 1992 Zalcitabine Hivid ddC, dideoxycytidine Roche: Manufacture discontinued in 2006 1994 Stavudine Zerit d4T ... Read more »
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DDC Bites the Dust

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...letter sent to doctors late last month, Roche Pharmaceuticals announced that it will be ending the sale and distribution of Hivid (zalcitabine, also known as ddC), a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) originally approved in 1992.... Read more »

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 »

Tengo 44 anos...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Tengo 44 aos, vivo en la ciudad de Mexico y me s + desde enero de este ao. He tenido diversos problemas en gran medida determinados por un estado depresivo que he superado poco a poco. Actualmente me siento muy bien y al parecer los antivirales... Read more »

Call for meds for Guatemala

Posted by Anonymous
...Call for medicines: HIV Medicines for Guatemala has an urgent need for the following medicines Hivid 0.75 mg Diflucan (Fluconazole) 100 & 200 mg Bactrim 960 mg Viracept 250 mg Azithromycin 600 mg Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) 500 mg Leucovorin Read more »