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Impact Of Retrovirals On Body

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...Recommended Daily Dose The recommended dose of zidovudine is 600 mg a day (either 300 mg twice a day or 200 mg three times a day). The recommended dose in pediatric patients aged 4 weeks to 18 years should be determined by body weight or body surface area. Dosing by weight is as follows: For pediatric patients who weigh from 4 kg to less than 9 kg, a total daily dose of 24 mg/kg should be given in equal doses twice or three times daily. For...
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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
...cruciferous vegetables). Some phytochemicals work as antioxidants, but others appear to have different mechanisms of action. How HIV Impacts Nutrition ... and Vice Versa In the early years of the epidemic, healthcare providers soon learned that... Read more »

PLEASE HELP A SCARED MOM!

Dr. Bob:Hello! I am writing because I am terrified, emotionally drained and a total wreck. Almost 4 weeks ago I may have injured myself with a dart at a carnival and 2 weeks to the VERY DAY after that I noticed a lump in my groin (well, actually I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...myself with a dart at a carnival" is not a recognized risk for HIV transmission. HIV doesn't live very long at all outside the body. Therefore the chance that someone else was as klutzy as you with the carnival dart and that that person was HIV... Read more »

Acute Retroviral SyndromeThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

I recently found out a friend is HIV positive. He has not been sexually active for about two years( so he says ). He recently had flu like symptoms and decided to go to the doctor. Thats when he found out he had HIV. Lets say he is telling the truth...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...HIV. Of course, your friend may have had the flu itself, oranother type of infection. However Acute Viral Syndrome is the body'sinitial response against infection, and does NOT occur months or years afterinfection.For more information about the... Read more »

Acute Retroviral SyndromeThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

When a person starts suffering from Acute Retroviral Syndrome, is it usually severe or mild "flu" like symptoms? My question is do the majority suffer from severe or mild flu like symptoms?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...weeks after infection, some people with HIV (up to 70%)show symptoms due to "Acute Viral Syndrome." This occurs during your bodiesinitial response against the virus. During this time, a person may showsymptoms that look exactly like the flu... Read more »
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Body Shape Changes Dramatically Impact the Self-Esteem of HIV-Positive People

...defined. How can we convince insurance companies that this is not only a cosmetic issue? That this is a clinical issue that impacts quality of life and can result in depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts. It even impacts adherence; some... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Surprising Changes in Body Fat With Darunavir Monotherapy

...people who tended to not gain belly fat. The regimens that volunteers took prior to joining Monoi did not apparently have any impact on subsequent changes in body composition during the study. Putting It in Perspective Monoi is ongoing and... Read more »
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The 5th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

...Factors Associated with Survival in the Women's Interagency HIV Study Covered by the Seattle Treatment Education Project The Impact of HAART on Rates and Types of Hospitalizations: Abstracts 179-184, 198, 205-206, 257 Summaries by Kent... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...to most as AZT, with a generic form available in the U.S.) was the first antiretroviral developed and has had a significant impact on the course of HIV infection. Historically, AZT development has served as an example of a highly successful... Read more »
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Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...debajo de la amigdala y otro ms pequeo ms abajo, cerca de la clavcula. Estoy aterrorizado. Que hago??? Si no fuera una sindorme retroviral agudo, a que se pueden deber esos ganglios. Es comn? Read more »

Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths for people... Read more »

Rash

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...covering the childs entire body. No problems with epivir or retrovir and rashes. We are so scared for this child. It has impacted the remaining days of school. What can be done to sooth the skin? Read more »

Mary Fisher story

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...are being tested. Too often researchers talk about the potency of a drug against a disease without taking into account the impact of side effects on the patient. In a study of health care workers who were exposed to the virus in the workplace... Read more »