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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 Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used
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ZIDOVUDINE

I am working in treatment advocacy with HIV patients. Recently one of my patients stated that she was told by a kidney specialist that 300 mg of Zidovudine is to strong for her liver. she is having difficulty having the recommended dose of 100 mg...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It is somewhat unusual for standard doses of zidovudine to be too strong for the liver . If she is seeing a kidney specialist and has some degree of kidney failure then the dose of Read more »

What are my chances?

Had unprotected sex with an infected person three times but he came in me two of the times. And had access to pep about 70 hours after first encounter. The doc put me on a course of lamivudine & zidovudine tablets wich he says are used in...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...to you further. There have been no studies on using medication as nPEP. The benefits are expected based on studies on using zidovudine in pregnant women to prevent transmission to tehir babies and health care personel who are exposed at work. ... Read more »

how do I know PEP is working?

Dear Dr. I had a penetrative anal intercourse with a male prostitute, I was wearing a condom but the chances it came off are 50%, as I was too drunk to keep it well, so there is that 50% chance it came off.Over the next day I develop sweats and also...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
If someone contracts HIV after an exposure to the virus, the symptoms of acute HIV typically occur typically two to three weeks after exposure. So the symptoms, if related to acute HIV, that you describe a day or two after your possible exposure... Read more »

zidovudine, didanosine, kaletra

Is the above combination suitable for one considered to be resistant to combivir and effavirenz? I have come across these in the internet. My doctor thinks I could be resistant to combivir and effavirenz. I have been on them for 2 years. Due to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is not an option in Zimbabwe and your physician assumes you are resistant to Combivir and efavirenz, I would not recommend a zidovudine-containing regimen, as zidovudine is one of the components of Combivir (zidovudine plus 3TC). I would suggest... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...Other Drugs? What Is Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART): zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC). Combivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare.... Read more »
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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

Combination Medications

...components! For example, do not take Truvada with tenofovir (Viread) or emtricitabine (Emtriva); do not take Combivir along with zidovudine (Retrovir) or lamivudine (Epivir.) What Are PK Boosters? When some medications are taken by mouth,... Read more »
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Work place woes

Posted by 12yrspoz, 1 Reply
...How do you deal with the stress of having HIV and co-workers that stress you even more? Read more »

depression medication dont work on me

Posted by nycman, 1 Reply
...i used to take depression medication years ago and i stop because didnt work on my. now i trying aggain and dont like. they just dont work on me and i feel like a somby and high. please any coments anybody Read more »

Will I be able to work??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I posted some questions over in the "I just tested positive forum" under the heading "Will I be able to work??". I'd really be grateful for any responses to that post. Thx and God bless you all. Read more »

looking for work

Posted by Anonymous
...i am looking for work. use to be in entertaiment(singing/dance/chore/voice over......can still do choreography/or voice overs.but open to other work. Read more »