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Long Term Side Effects Of Zerit

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PEP medication combinations

Hello, I just started taking a PEP treatment which consists of Kaletra (2 tabs), Zerit (1 tab), and Epivir (1 tab). If I'm taking these drugs for 28days, will there be any long-term side effects? I read that Zerit has serious side effects such as...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...Hello and thanks for your post.Short term exposure to d4T (Zerit) is rarely associated with any appearance-related side effects, so I would not expect that 28 days of your PEP regimen will lead to any disfiguring.I hope this helps and wish you... Read more »

Changing Meds due to side effects

My wife and I have been on a regimen of Kaletra+Epivir+Zerit for about a year. Our viral loads are... Read more »

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New WHO Guidelines Urge Phase-Out of Major HIV Drug

...guidelines announced on Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO) include phasing out the use of stavudine (d4T) due to its side effects. Stavudine has long-term, cumulative and irreversible side effects such as peripheral neuropathy... Read more »
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