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How Long Does D4T Take To Work

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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

... STAV-yoo-deen 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). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal
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Viagra works with 3TC+D4T+Sustiva?

To start, thanks for your help!! I have had ED after some years and I had been trying Viagra to avoid this kind of trouble. I started using Viagra(25mg) when I was using 3TC+D4T+Crixivan and it was very fine... Full and long erection.... Now, I'm...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
While a Viagra/Sustiva interaction is not specifically listed in either package insert, Sustiva induces the enzymes (CYP3A4 and 2C9) that metabolize Viagra, and therefore, it is likely that concomitant use of Sustiva and Viagra may reduce, to some... Read more »

how long HAART will work?

dear carol, i am a final yr medical student in india and also a visitor of your website . as a med student, i have seen a lot hiv+ people in the hospital. a couple of days back i found a patient with hiv who is frustrated enough after the...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...researching on our web site. It is also nice to hear you are involved with HIV patients and trying to provide some reassurance about longevity. HIV is now referred to as a "chronic disease". As far as the HIV meds go, I have patients that are... Read more »

Substitute AZT for D4T in treatment experienced?

My doctor told me today that more recent studies now suggest that AZT really has very much the same resistance profile as D4T. Is this true? The reason I ask is that I have been on D4T, DDI and Sustiva for the past two years (with no detectable...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...Well - you have raised a lot of good questions and I will try to answer then in order:1. d4T and AZT do select for some of the same resistance mutations. They are not completely overlapping, but there are several common Read more »

Another d4T/wasting question

Since being diagnosed in 2/99 (vl.= 51,000, cd4 = 200) I have been on Sustiva, 3Tc and d4T. I am relatively happy with the combination - have remained undetectable and, until recently, have experienced few side effects. Recently, however, I have...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...assay (less than 20-50) then we generally think it is OK to switch out one agent in a regimen. You could try to do that with d4t and see what happens. But be patient...you might not see anything for several months.Instead of d4T you could try... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...approved generic forms of stavudine for sale in the U.S. and under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Stavudine is also known as d4T or didehydro-deoxythymidine. Stavudine is the most commonly used anti-HIV medication worldwide. However, in 2009, the... 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

...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 levels of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

...peripheral neuropathy is higher if you take dapsone at the same time as other drugs that can cause neuropathy, such as ddI , and d4T (See Fact Sheets 413 and 414 ). Read more »
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RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

How long does it take for meds to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of under 20, the viral load is now 325 and cd4 is 35. I've heard it takes 3-6 months to get the viral load undetectable and longer to get the cd4 back over 200. Does anyone have any experience with going from AIDS back to HIV status? Read more »

Crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am thinking of taking Crixivan. I heard it was terrible and has side effects that are bad. ANyone with expereince? Read more »