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How Long Does Ziagen Stay In Your Body

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...(emtricitabine or FTC) Epivir (lamivudine or 3TC) Retrovir (zidovudine or AZT) Videx (didanosine or ddI) Viread (tenofovir) Zerit (stavudine or d4T) Ziagen (abacavir) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs or"non-nukes") Like NRTIs, these drugs interfere with HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme.There are a number...
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Ziagen,Emtriva and Reyataz

Dear Dr. Frascino,Any thoughts on the combination Ziagen, Emtriva and Reyataz. I have been on Truvada, Norvir and Reyataz for the last 8 months and am having some diarrhea from it. I had the Ziagen blood test and it came back negative so should be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...may well have its own set of challenges, side effects and toxicities). Regarding the options you propose:1.I am not a fan of Ziagen. The blood test you had (HLA-B*5701 ) will decrease your chances of having severe abacavir-induced... Read more »

switch or stay on therapy

Hi!I am 29 years old, diagnosed a year ago with acute HIV syndrome (VL ~320K). Started taking Kaletra, Epivir and Videx EC. Had my first undetectable test after 7 months on therapy and switched Videx for Ziagen (just for convenience so I didn't have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not to treat during acute HIV infection is still being evaluated. Limited clinical trials to date have not shown evidence of long-term benefit. Larger, more definitive clinical trials are still ongoing. You can read about them in the... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body is dead, the more difficult it is for HIV to survive. Refrigeration slows down this process. Once the virus leaves the human body, it dies within minutes, since the virus is immediately going into an environment in which it cannot survive.... Read more »

HIV+ and Hep 'C' and best drug combo

Hello, When I was 33, in 1995, I had a routine hepatitis screening completed and it came back negative for Hep'A' and Hep'B' but I was postive for Hep 'C'. I soon underwent a liver biopsy (not fun) and had very minor liver deterioration ( 3% or...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...important and once someone gets by the first few months the risk of a liver reaction is much lower. I am not sure why the dose of Ziagen was increased (were you originally on a low dose of 300mg daily?) and I assume the Epivir was stopped when... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...(zidovudine, AZT). For people who have developed lipoatrophy, switching from Zerit or Retrovirto the NRTIs Viread (tenofovir) or Ziagen (abacavir) may keep fat loss fromgetting worse. Some studies show that people may even get back some fat... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...preventthe condition. People who have fat loss can switch these drugs for others inthe same class (either Viread [tenofovir] or Ziagen [abacavir]). The results ofswitching drugs are uncertain and may take some time; you and your health... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Reaction How Does Abacavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Abacavir? Abacavir (Ziagen) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The FDA approved... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...stavudine (d4T), retrovir (AZT) or efavirenz (Sustiva,) talk to your doctor about changing medications. However, it can take a long time to reverse changes in body shape. Implants or injections are the only way to deal with sunken cheeks. These... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »


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