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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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Restarting Meds after STI

I am a long term survivor(25 yrs) and finished 48 wks of Interferon/Ribavirin for HepC 12 wks ago. For 6-7 yrs I had been on Sustiva/3TC/d4t with Very minimal side effects. Once the ribavirin kicked in good so did the the facial lipoatrophy. I was...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...had been on it for 24 weeks, any hypersensitivity reactions you might develop would have been seen. This combination, unlike D4T is less likley to add to your lipoatrophy.If resistance is found, then a new combo, dictated by the results should... Read more »

Might regime change reduce buffalo hump?

I started on Efavirenz, 3TC & D4T just over 4 years ago, when my CD4 was 30 and VL 88,000. VL became undetectable in 3 months, and CD4 now mostly hovering in 400 region. (Dr. thinks last reading of 260 may be an abberration - will know soon.) ...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
I would expect the buffalo hump to resolve over time although your doctor may wish to do some simple hormone tests (morning cortisol, fasting insulin/HBA1c) to rule out other treatable contributors.If efavirenz is still a problem after all this time... Read more »

stalnev 30 mg

what are the side effects of stalanev 30 mg tablets
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I believe Stananev is one of the generic forms of nevirapine, stavudine (D4T), and lamivudine (3TC). Stananev 30 contains 30 mg of D4T per dose. The side effects are the additive effect of each of the Read more »

Options to D4T and wasting

Dear Doctor:Thanks for this wonderful service. I have been on a D4t, Abacavir, Ritonavir and Saquinivir combination for two years and the facial wasting continues. I had also been taking DDI but was having a strong reaction to it so we dropped it...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
There are 2 separate questions here (both very good ones).The first question is whether another antiretroviral drug will have less of an effect on the facial wasting, or even let it revert to where it was. My reading of the literature, and personal... Read more »
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2, 4, 6, 8, Who's Afraid to Phosphorylate?

...treatment. In a small study called RETROPHAR, cells from AZT-na├»ve patients and cells from AZT-treatment failures were exposed to d4T and AZT to measure phosphorylation. There was a four- to five-fold decrease in both AZT and d4T phosphorylation... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: stavudine or d4T Brand Name: Zerit Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Read more »
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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...sure that your health care provider knows about ALL drugs and supplements you are taking. Trizivir should not be taken with stavudine (d4T, Zerit) or with emtricitabine (Emtriva, FTC) . Blood levels of lamivudine may be increased by ... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...drugs, called nucleoside analogs, include * AZT (Azidothymidine) * ddC (zalcitabine) * ddI (dideoxyinosine) * d4T (stavudine) * 3TC (lamivudine) * Abacavir (ziagen) * Tenofovir (viread) * Emtriva (emtricitabine) ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Indinavir (Crixivan) Nelfinavir (Viracept) Ritonavir (Norvir) Saquinavir (Fortovase) Stavudine plus lamivudine Efavirenz (Sustiva) Nevirapine (Viramune) ... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »

I am a 15 year HIV positive survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply a lab in California since their test is sensitive to as low as 20 parts. I take low doses of Norvir (Ritonavir), Zerit (d4T) and Fortovase (the new gel formualtion of Saquinavir). I am mostly Eastern European origin. My Irish roots can also... Read more »