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Physical Properties Of Stavudine

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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

... STAV-yoo-deen Brand Name: Zerit Other Name(s): BMY-27857, Estavudina, d4T Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Stavudine, also known as Zerit or d4T, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal
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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...than NRTIs. Drugs that are lipophilic, meaning they dissolve in or combine with lipids, also tend to have better penetration, a property that favors NRTIs over PIs and NNRTIs. Some drugs are subject to the action of molecular "pumps" that expel... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia, memory loss, etc., right? so, how do isentress, Ziagen and 3-in-1 Atripla stack up? Thanz!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Penetration Antiretroviral drugs differ in their capacity to penetrate the brain, due to variations in several pharmacological properties. This may help explain why HIV can evolve into distinct strains within the CNS, even showing different... Read more »

Atripla and CNS penetration

Greetings from Charleston, SC! I'm a bit confused by your recent answer to the Florida gentleman who inquired about CNS penetration. If Atripla is only "moderately" effective in penetrating the CNS, shouldn't those of us currently taking Atripla...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...than NRTIs. Drugs that are lipophilic, meaning they dissolve in or combine with lipids, also tend to have better penetration, a property that favors NRTIs over PIs and NNRTIs. Some drugs are subject to the action of molecular "pumps" that expel... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, one wonders if indeed you are really HIV infected. Was your initial test ever reconfirmed to... Read more »
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Stavudine (Zerit)

... What Is Stavudine? Who Should Take Stavudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Stavudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...The condition can cause death if it's not caught early andtreated. Treatment Your health care provider should perform a physical exam to check for anenlarged liver and may order a CT scan or ultrasound of your liver. You willprobably also... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

...following combinations are only available outside the US due to patent protections for the original developers 2007 Lamivudine/stavudine   3TC, d4T Generic 2008 Lamivudine/tenofovir   3TC, TDF Generic 2. Combinations of... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...also support your body, and especially your heart,with a healthy diet, regularexercise, and giving up smoking. Even though the physical changes of lipodystrophy can cause emotional distress, no researcher has suggested that people... Read more »
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Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...partner orientates himself to life that matters. The virus, whilst I am respectful of it, does not scare me. There are many physical and mental challenges that are as, if not more, potentially debilitating. And yet, here I am again, with a... Read more »

DIY Experimental Treatment

Posted by Hopdinkmoopwop, 1 Reply
...where I can get information about how the HIV virus, in it's various strains, react to certain stimuli and what it's physical properties are. Is it killed by exposure to UV radiation, or radioactivity? what is it's atomic density? what is it's... Read more »

Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill in my life. I can't shake a runny nose, dry cough, mild fever, occasional sore/scratchy throat, and... Read more »

Physical

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently had a routine physical. My doctor did a finger prick to check my hemoglobin. If I were HIV+ would it show up in something like this? Thanks Read more »