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Nucleoside Analogs For Hiv Effect

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Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

... Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nucleoside Analogs (Nukes) in Development Nukes No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet 460 : attachment and fusion inhibitors Fact Sheet 470 : new classes of antiviral
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Lamiduvnine - any substitute?

Just started on ARV treatment i.e. Lamiduvine, efavirenz and viread. I cant sleep at night due pins and needles, burning sensations on my hands and feet. Suspect lamiduvine side effects...can i get something else?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...stomach? That may help.The pins and needles could be a sign of neuropathy, a disturbance of the nerves. This can be caused by HIV itself or other conditions such as diabetes or vitamin deficiency. Anti-HIV meds, especially some of the older... Read more »

hydrea once more

There is no rationale for using hydroxyurea, so, I want toknow your opinion about this drug in PWA. When should thisdrug, in your opinion, be added to treatment? Should HU be initiated early or deferred until the disease becomes more advanced? Thank...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
...cells. In addition, HU does have an effect on the immune system that may be beneficial in HIV infection. The drug does have side effects and is toxic to T cells so there is a downside as well. You are aware that there has been concern that it... Read more »

Carnitine deficiency Hiv related

I was having general aches,pains & lethargy and found to have LCarnitine deficiency HIV Related.Can you explain?
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...It is possible that HIV drugs (especially 'd' nucleoside analogs ddI, d4T, ddC) may affect carnitine metabolism. This has been suggested to be involved Read more »

HIV+ with Multiple Myeloma

What can you tell me about any relationship between hiv and multiple myeloma? I saw an article in POZ that indicated a relationship. My background...positive for 8 years without any meds. At the time of multiple myeloma diagnosis my cd4 was 199...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I am not aware of any direct relationship between HIV and multiple myeloma. MM is a cancer of a certain kind of white blood cell that occurs in middle-aged adults, and most people Read more »
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Abstract No. 489: ACTG 364: Virologic Efficacy of Nelfinavir (NFV) and/or Efavirenz (EFZ) in Combination with New Nucleoside Analogs in Nucleoside Experienced Subjects

...NFV + EFV: 74% This result was highly statistically significant, with the NFV+EFV arm providing the most powerful anti-HIV activity, even in this highly experienced population. With regard to T-cell count increases, there were no... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

...Emtricitabine? Who Should Take Emtricitabine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Emtricitabine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Emtricitabine React With Other Drugs? What Is Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine (Emtriva) is a... Read more »
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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

... What Is Epzicom? Who Should Take Epzicom? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Epzicom Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Epzicom React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

..., 1 (800) 321-1335 and Gilead Sciences, www.gilead.com , 1 (800) GILEAD5 (445-3235), or www.atripla.com Potential side effects and toxicity: See the drugs contained in Atripla -- Sustiva, Emtriva, and Viread. Diarrhea, nausea, fatigue,... Read more »
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Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

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...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...characteristics * Whether they were infected with a less aggressive strain of the virus * If their genes may protect them from the effects of HIV Scientists hope that understanding the body's natural method of controlling infection may... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

The truth about HEAL and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...names of those entering the reservation-only event, billed in the local gay press as "Breakthrough Discoveries in Scientific HIV/AIDS Research." But not everyone is so sure about these "discoveries": Representatives of Project Inform and ACT... Read more »