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How Long Does D4T Stay In Your Body

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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...researcher has suggested that people with lipo should stop taking ART. What Causes Lipo? We do not know what causes lipo. There are different causes for fat loss and fat gain. Fat Loss Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and stavudine (Zerit, d4T) are linked to fat loss. Efavirenz (Sustiva) may also contribute. Fat Gain One theory is that protease inhibitors interfere with the body's processing of fat. However, some patients who have never...
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How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below). Lipoatrophy is most strongly associated with use of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), especially d4T (stavudine or Zerit). For this reason, U.S. government treatment guidelines no longer recommend d4T as part of a... Read more »

Body Fat and Crixivan/D4T/3TC

I have been on Crix/D4T/3TC for four years and consistently have had undetectable viral loads and over 1200 CD4 cell counts. The challenge I have now is with fat accumulation in the abdominal area. This may seem like a silly question but is it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...that will be looking at treatment interruptions as an approach to both minimizing drug exposure while maintaining satisfactory long term control of HIV. Studies with growth hormone and some anti-diabetes drugs are looking at whether those... 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 »

d4T has done quite a job on me!

After 8 months on D4T, Rescriptor and 3TC my feet went numb and my legs and arms are thin (which would be great if the rest of me matched!)-- on the other hand my breasts have gone from a 34B to a 38DD and my waist has gained 9 inches. With summer...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...changes in body shape/body fat do not reverse. Growth hormone may help...but it is expensive and seems to require continued long-term use to maintain improvement.Alvan Fisher, M.D. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

... What Is Stavudine? Who Should Take Stavudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Stavudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

... Brand Name: Zerit Other Name(s): BMY-27857, Estavudina, d4T Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Stavudine, also known as Zerit or d4T, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI).... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Retrovir (zidovudine or AZT) Videx (didanosine or ddI) Viread (tenofovir) Zerit (stavudine or d4T) Ziagen (abacavir) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...similar side effects, combining themmay increase the amount or seriousness of those side effects. For example,combining Zerit (stavudine, d4T) with Videx (didanosine, ddI) may increase the risk of a serious condition calledlactic acidosis (high... 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 »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...Suprunenko: AZT [zidovudine, Retrovir], 3TC [lamivudine, Epivir] and efavirenz [Sustiva, Stocrin]. [Lavra also provides d4T (stavudine, Zerit), ddI (didanosine, Videx), nevirapine (Viramune), nelfinavir (Viracept) and lopinavir/ritonavir... 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 »

HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »