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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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AZT side affects on healthy baby?

My newborn baby was administered AZT the same day she was born. However my wife was found not to be HIV positive. The medication was discontinued after four days. What effect will this have on my baby whom was otherwise a healthy baby?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
No long-term side effects have been identified thus far in babies who have received AZT to prevent HIV transmission. It is therefore unlikely that your baby's brief exposure to AZT will have any ill effects.Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.... Read more »

Treatment of AZT in small children

Some people speculate that Nkosi Johnson(a 12yr old AIDS activist in South Africa)`s death could have resulted from overdose of AZT drugs which were used for his treatment.How far true is this?Can you comment on metabolism of AZT in children,how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have used AZT in hundreds of patients since 1986 (old/young/black/white)--like many of the HIV drugs I have a love/hate relationship with the drug. The love comes from the clinical benefit associated with its proper use when used as a part of a... Read more »

AZT (Retrovir) & Pregnancy How to know if your resistient to AZT

In 1988 I had a child. 3 months later I was informed her father tested positive. So did I. The baby did not. 1990 - 1991 I took AZT (Retrovir) 1 pill 5 x a day. Then stopped taking it. In 1993 I became pregnant again. Started taking AZT again...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk of transmitting HIV to your infant is directly linked to your viral load; if your viral load is less than 50 copies/ml your risk is less than 1%; the therapy that reduces your viral load to less than 50 can include many different drugs and... Read more »

3TC/AZT to 3TC/TDF to 3TC/AZT again

Hi,Here in the Philippines, some treatment hubs are experiencing shortage in Tenofovir meds.In effect, those who experienced incompatibility with Zidovudine (AZT) and were switched to Tenofovir (TDF) had to switch back to AZT. What are the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello thank you for posting from the Philippines.As long as there has been no issues with virologic failure or drug resistance, there should be no problem switching from one medication to another and back again. Of course be mindful that switching... Read more »
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Para azt.antiazt, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es la nica vez que voy a responderte y es simplemente para decirte que adems de tener una personalidad maligna, sos inculto, mediocre, ignorante y adems tens serias dificultades al expresarte.
No infundas miedos, no tomes el hiv como una broma, por... Read more »

azt

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
La azidotimidina o AZT es un agente citotxico, genotxico e inmunotxico, capaz de generar por si mismo el sida. El AZT es adems un potente carcingeno

Que tiene de sireto esto?
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7/9, New York, NY: Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Riverside Church NYC
90 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Light Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 90 Minute... Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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