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AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Nevirapine can also be used to prevent transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to her new child. Although AZT (another ARV) prevents more infections, nevirapine costs less and works better where women breast-feed their babies. The mother gets one dose when she arrives at the hospital in labor. Then the newborn gets one dose during the first three days of life. This approach...
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Best first line HIV treatment

What is the best first line HIV treatment in Uganda?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That depends on local availability of meds in your region as well as cost. Most often efavirenz or nevirapine with either AZT/3TC or , if available, tenofovir/FTC. If any reader has updated specific Read more »

trimune 40

is it true that trimune 40 has got side effects on the users
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Triomune is a pill containing 3 HIV medications (stavudine, lamivudine, and nevirapine) that is a relatively low cost effect way to treat AIDS/HIV infection. It has been life saving and health protecting for tens of thousands of patients. ... Read more »

Change to Atripla to save on medication costs and maintain undetctable VL

I've been positive 20 years. Meds for 19 years. Currently take Norvir, Reyataz, Viread, and Viramune - paying $120/ea med for 3 month supply. Resistance tests done last year only reflected resistance to AZT. VL is undetectable and T cell count is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...a K103N, Y181C, or other major NNRTI mutation, Atripla would not be an option.If you ever were treated with an efavirenz or nevirapine-based regimen and experienced virologic failure, Atripla would not be an option. (Other names for these drugs... Read more »

about blood presure and sustiva

hello Dr my partner was on regimens (sustiva,truvada)with cd4360 and undetectable,last month she got her new result cd4280 and undetectable.but she has been on this regimen for 2yrs now .so this month she underwent for haemorrhoid...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...frustrating for patients and physicians. Nevirapine may be equally effective to efavirenz in many situations so a switch for cost concerns may be worth considering. I would not expect a switch to generally change blood pressure or CD4 count... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

Nevirapine Reduced Mother-to-Child Transmission Better Than AZT -- At 70 Times Less Cost

...doses to the women during labor, and twice-daily doses to the infants during their first week. The simpler nevirapine treatment cost about 70 times less than the AZT treatment. Nevirapine did not seem to have any long-term antiviral effect.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenyan Company Signs Agreement With German Company to Make Drug to Combat AIDS, HIV Transmission From Mother to Child

...forward to giving patients access to cheaper drugs." Patel said it is not clear how much the Cosmos version of nevirapine will cost but it would certainly be competitive compared to the drug's global pricing. Von Gordon added that Cosmos will pay... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Time to Move On: More Questions About Single-Dose Nevirapine

...should be reconsidered." Comment These two articles present data and analysis which result in assessments of the potential financial cost and clinical effectiveness of single-dose maternal plus single-dose infant nevirapine for the prevention... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Senator Helms as an AIDS Savior

...cheaper and easier to use of the two effective drugs, gives it away in many poor countries. Even where nations must pay the cost of one oral dose for the mother and one for the newborn, nevirapine costs only $4 at Western list prices, and can be... Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments: Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day Stavudine 30 mg - twice a day After another blood test... Read more »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »