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How Does Azt Affect Hiv

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage Some thyroid conditions Some drugs that are commonly used to treat HIV and related infections Diagnosis and Treatment The good news is that with diagnosis and treatment the affects of anemia can be greatly reduced. Anemia is usually diagnosed by measuring HGB and hematocrit (HCT). HCT is the percentage of RBCs in the blood. HGB and HCT are measured as part of a routine blood test called a...
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Long-Term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Response to Dr. Holodniy's Question:I have Resistance: T69A, K70E, M184V and Other mutations, 98S, L135T, L63T, V771, 193L. She indicated that the AZT use was due to resistance factors. I was previously taking Videx, Zerit and Epiver over a 10-year...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...mutations are not that significant to warrant such an aggressive regimen of so many drugs. I still don't understand the reason for AZT. Read more »

Should I restart HIV meds for lipoatrophy?

Dr. Pierone,I recently was diagnosed with diabetes and I have been HIV+ for 12 years. This past March my doctor decided to take me off my medications(Tcells over 1000 and viral load less than 750). Last year, I started to notice that my face was...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...It sounds like you have HIV-related facial lipoatrophy which is a complication of some of the HIV medications, especially thymidine analogues like AZT (zidovudine, Read more »

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, Read more »

Long term affects of newborn treatment

My adopted son was born to an HIV positive mother, tested positive at birth, was treated, has tested negative twice. Now that we can rest easy about his HIV status, are there any later side affects or other health risks related to his early...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...have been some studies (mostly from Europe) noting some evidence for persistant mitochondrial toxicity in babies exposed to AZT during gestation/post delivery. The vast majority of infants have done well after such exposure with only a very small... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...neck ("buffalo hump") Round lumps of fat may appear under the skin (lipomas) Some studies show that lipodystrophy affects men and women differently.Women are more likely to see fat gain in their breasts and stomachs while menare more... Read more »
Women Alive

AZT: A Hard Pill To Swallow! Some Reasons for It, Some Against

...of the virus within infected cells. This was the idea behind the development of AZT and other antiretrovirals for use against HIV/AIDS. AZT, like most nucleoside analogs, is inherently immune suppressive; causing bone marrow suppression,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...Infections. One opportunistic infection in people with HIV is PCP. This stands for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, which affects the lungs. See Fact Sheet 515 for more information on PCP. People who have a T-cell count of less than 200 may... Read more »
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Positive denial

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I've been positive since 1992 and have been in denial since then. I chose to "ignore" my result until 2004 and just put it at the back of my mind. I finally decided to go to a doctor - not because I was sick, but to get my viral load taken. I've... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...and looked at the tissue of their offspring two year later. The found a clear increase in the development of a cancer that affects the cells lining blood vessels - called haemangiosarcoma - in male mice and leukaemia in female rats (Walker... Read more »

baby due need to know?

Posted by ramblrose, 3 Replies
...nurse.....testing every few months would determine the results so what are the chances ? i am so confused about this i have no HIV doctor in kingman there is no treatment for over a hundred miles in any direction here in arizona there behind 20 ... Read more »

i was first diagnosed with hiv in jan. 1996

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi! My name is Chris and I was first diagnosed with HIV in January of 1996. My CD4 count was 58. I had just moved to Rio Rancho, NM from Chicago to be with family because I knew Read more »