Indication For Lamivudine
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Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineThe risk of birth defects with antiretroviral therapy appears to be very small with perhaps the exception of Efavirenz (Sustiva). However, there are not a lot of safety data especially with the use of protease inhibitors during early pregnancy so... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillIt is correct that the zidovudine (AZT) in Combivir could cause anemia or worsen it. The issue is whether there is an alternative. Stavudine (d4T) remains in wide use in Africa despite a host of other toxicities including neuropathy, and can be... Read more »
New York University, School of MedicineI think that is a very rational approach to take lamivudine. There is no more benign medication to take for hepatitis B. There has been over 15 years of experience with lamivudine in pregnancy in HIV patients and it does not seem to be a problem. If... Read more »
Tufts University School of MedicineThe guidelines published by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease quote a 95 percent efficacy rate if Hepatitis B immunoglobulin and hepatitis B vaccine is given. Your infant will need to receive all doses of vaccine to be... Read more »
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Posted by jenniferdraperAbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI know that you cannot confirm or rule out HIV infection by a CBC alone. But would something on a CBC during seroconversion give you a hint of possible seroconversion? If so, what would that indicator be? Thanks for your help.
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAll web sites say you after seroconversion you dont get symptoms for up to ten years but the same sites then state hiv causes seb. dermatitis, thrush, folliculitis and they can occur at any time. Which is it ten years or anytime Ive got every... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesRead this. It is a must for the Worried Wells, although, unfortunately, it will certainly lead to more concern. Very disturbing...
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