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Lipodystrophy And Viramune

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lipodystrophy: reyataz v. viramune

Dear Doctor,I am a white male, slim physique, mid-30s, with a CD4 count around 350 and a VL around 25,000 (and otherwise very good health). I am about to start treatment, and will be using Truvada as my NRTI backbone, but I am debating whether to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There has not been much published recently about fat changes seen with nevirapine seen it is not widely used compared to efavirenz or boosted PIs in resource rich countries where there is a large focus on fat/lipodystrophy issues. The concern with... Read more »

Re: Switch from Rescriptor to Viramune?

>>I previously had taken Viramune, along with Combavir, for approximately 4 years, with good... Read more »

Atripla to viramune

Hello Dr ,please I'd like to ask whether viramunecan lipodystrophy or lipoastrophy ,because I... Read more »


What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, also called fat redistribution, is a disturbance in the way your body produces, uses and stores fat. There are two different kinds of lipodystrophy. In fat wasting , also known as lipoatrophy , fat is lost... Read more »

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune XR, Viramune Other Name(s): NVP, extended-release nevirapine Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Nevirapine... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes.... Read more »

The 4th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV

The Body Covers: The 4th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV San Diego, California September 22-25, 2002 Overview of the 4th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone share their personal experiences with viramune. I'm getting ready to dose escalate and am apprehensive on what to expect.

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since diagnosis...

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am on day 4 of my new combo.., epivir, abacar(ziagen),Viramune, and viraed. It sucks. I feel lousy all of the time..has anyone else gone down this road before?

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Posted by 2twotango, 1 Reply
I recently began taking Viramune and Truvada and I have noticed that about 10-15 minutes after taking it I feel like the lights in the room are getting brighter. My pupils are very very small. It was such a strange sensation today that I had to... Read more »