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Zerit

...are mainly the cause for the worst rate of fat loss called "lipatrophy," most often noted in the face, arms, and legs. There is ongoing concern about the use of this agent in international resource-poor settings due to the low cost availability of this drug. Nevertheless, the side effect profile has led to a widespread avoidance of this drug when affordable alternatives exist. -- Cal Cohen, M.D. Activist Once a backbone of many...
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facial wasting options - fat transplant or Sculptra

after taking videx, sustiva and ziagen for more that ten yrs I was finally switched to atripla this past June. Facial wasting is very noticable and I almost had a face lift for improvements but changed my mind. Now I've been asking what would be...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...I don't think that fat transplant for HIV lipoatrophy is generally a good thing because of the variability of results, high cost, and eventual loss of the fat. The two approved treatments for HIV lipoatrophy in the U.S. are Sculptra and Radiesse.... Read more »

Is STI advisable now?

Hello, I was diagnosed about 3 years ago during ARS I was immediately placed on Reyataz, Norvir, Videx and Viread. I had recently changed from the videx/viread to truvada. My numbers have been checked every 3 months and I have consistently been...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
We now know that based on the SMART study design that waiting to restart HAART below a 250 CD4+ lymphocyte count poses higher risks than continuous treatment. One idea would be to restart medications somewhere in the 350 range. There are data from... Read more »

Crixivan/Norvir vs. Viramune/Combivir on a budget

I was recently diagnosed HIV+. VL around 35,000 CD4+ 350. I am thinking about treatment. My doctor wants me to start on Crixivan, Norvir, Videx EC, & Zerit. Here in Thailand, this will cost over 400 a month. Another option is locally made...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given that viral load and the fact you are drug naive, viramune and combivir should be effective in achieving an undetectable viral load.MH Read more »

Serostim, L- cartinine and more...

Hi, Have few questions.I suffer from ahard lipo, both wasting legs,face and butt and accumulation belly... i have it over 10 years, switched drugs and everything, but still...its pretty bad. I am female 32 years old and I read that serostim and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...cells are basically gone so reversal would be expected to be tough). For the face at least plastic surgery can be helpful (often costs $5000 US dollars or more). There is alot of research looking into this important problem and more new drugs... Read more »
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Videx EC

... Common Name: didanosine or ddI Brand Name: Videx & Videx EC Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard Read more »
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An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

... dye-DAN-oh-seen Brand Name: Videx EC, Videx Other Name(s): BMY 40900, BRN 3619529, CCRIS 805, Didanosina, Dideoxyinosine, HSDB 6548, ddI Drug Class: Nucleoside Read more »
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Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed... Read more »
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Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...Didanosine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Didanosine React With Other Drugs? What Is Didanosine? ddI (Videx) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and by Barr... Read more »
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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 »

Emtriva, Reyataz, Videx Ec

Posted by pooo, 3 Replies
...Are any of you on Emtriva, Reyataz or Videx Ec?? If so how are you doing on them and have you had any side effects? Read more »

Bristol Myers Squibbs: Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Gentlemen, Stay away from Videx it infected my pancreas and made me diabetic, apprantly it does that to a high percentage of people on it or as I also understand 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 »