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Long Term Side Effects Of D4T

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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

STAV-yoo-deen Brand Name: Zerit Other Name: d4T Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Stavudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (build up of acid in the blood), liver problems, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the...
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dropping D4T and initiating a PI.

Hi, My question is this: I'm a long-term nonprogressor of 15 years currently on zerit, viramune, and abacavir. I have had neuropathy in my feet/legs and hands. My Dr. wants to remove the zerit (a known cause of peripheral neuropathy) and add...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Hey Jim. Here are the current issues -- there are 5 PI's now to choose from as single drugs, and then lots more choices when using them together. None of them have any neuropathy as a side effect, so any of them are reasonable choices for... Read more »

alternate for d4t

dr young good morning .while answering my question fot alternare to d4t you suggestedpart of azt but doubting whether it can be tolarated in short term .which icould not understand . doctor can elobrate so that i try to raise with my doctor during...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Short term side effects of AZT include headache, nausea and fatigue-- the street talk says that AZT might have more short term side effects, but fewer long-term side effects than d4t (stavudine). BY... Read more »

DDI vs D4T

I have excellent results on D4T/3tc/Nevirapine (1200 CD4/ 40/<50 copies sustained for some time).I have been on treatment for 2 years. Tried swapping D4T for AZT but had a bad reaction.The other day my doc suggested I could simplify my regime if...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Once daily nevirapine and 3TC is not FDA-approved in the United States. I personally do not know and cannot guarantee one would remain undetectable on such a combination, but it seems like a reasonable option. I do not know what side effects you had... Read more »

side effects because of d4t

dr henrythank you so much for your quick iamreally worried about the side effects of d4t .at present iam tolerating my meds well .doctor if in the next six months if my vl comes to 50- 100copies/ml can i request my doctor to change to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
D4T is still a good drug. There are still problems with other drugs that you might be switched to. The major problems with D4T are a perhaps higher rate of fat loss, higher plasma lipid levels, and a higher rate of pancreatitis,lactic... Read more »
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long term side effects(lack of)

Posted by Anonymous
For women who have been on antivirals continuously for a while (more than four to five years)and have not had any side effects or minimal ones,could you please share your experiences. What you are taking, what you experienced(if it resolved while on... Read more »

long term side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It would be interesting to hear from anyone that has been on antivirals for a long time(more than 4 years continously)that have minimal or NO side effects. Physical(appearence wise as well as internal) IF anyone out there falls into this catagory... Read more »

PeP (Truvada and Kaletra) 28 day cycle... Long Term effects?

Posted by Screen1001
Hello all, I just started taking Truvada and Kaletra 3 days ago to provent being infected. After I am done with my 28 day cycle is it common for the side effects to remain long term? Right now I have had a very upset stomach and nausia for 3 days.... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »