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How Much Does Zerit Cost

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...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 on stavudine

Dear SirI am 65 year old I am in medication from more the ten years. Imy medication is sustiva lamivudine + stavudinefrom the last several monts my face is like 100 years old man I been to my doctor to asch if was possible to have facil filler and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. The medication in this cocktail that promotes facial thinning is stavudine (d4T, Zerit). If you can find a substitute like tenofovir (Viread) for this medication you may see some improvement in facial appearance. Read more »

treatment abroad for lipodystrophy

iam still on this issue of body fat changes,iam presently experiecing body changes i had written earlier complaining of this and was advised to change stavudine to abacavir, my problem is that iam resident in nigeria west africa and getting abacavir...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...facial lipoatrophy. Treatment abroad depends on what therapies are necessary for you. Medications for HIV are expensive and the cost continues indefinitely. Treatment with facial fillers depends on the country, product, and amount needed for... Read more »

The best regimen for me?

Hello,I have to take a stand now. I have been positive since 1991 and have been doing great. Just got last results today and my t-cells are 1345 and my viral load is now 10 yrs. undetectable. I started meds in 96 and was on Crixivan, epivir and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...lipoatrophy, Sculptra is an excellent treatment and the company (Dermik) has a liberal patient assistance program that has covered the cost of the agent for the great majority of my patients. Read more »

Costs? bioalcimid?

have you any idea how much it costs for a bioalcimid treatment? And, is there a place in Nashville, or close to it that can do the work...any suggestions?I have searched this web site and the links and nthere seems to be no info on costs.I'm 52 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation It is not yet approved in the U.S., but it is available in Mexico, Europe, Israel, South America, and South Africa. The cost at Clinica Estetica in Tijuana, Mexico is $4500 for the entire procedure, regardless of whether your condition is... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...product that has a long history of use inreconstructive surgery. It requires three to six sessions and a touch-up everyyear. It costs approximately $1,500 per office visit. The manufacturer has apatient assistance program (go to... Read more »

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...Stavudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Stavudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Stavudine? Stavudine (Zerit) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. The original... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

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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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys Read more »

Change from Zerit to Atripla ???

Posted by AlexHappy
...and VL undedect. (43y, 230 lbs/ 6.3/ 32w/ man/ cholesterol 230 /sportiv/ top/ healthy looking / with BF since 8y) I am on Zerit/ Viread & Sustiva since about 6 years ( was before on another regimen) I am healthy happy almost no side... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too 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 »

Elderberry Extract

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I just wanted to share this with all of you...I have been on a 4drug combo for the past 3yrs(Norvir, Fortavase,Zerit,3tc) and have had steadily increasing surrogate markers over this time. Up from 3 tcells to always between 180-205 for the past Read more »