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Risks Of Nevirapine

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Officials Warned in 2002 of Risks Associated With Nevirapine Use in Pregnant Women but Did Not Inform White House

Although NIH officials were warned that a Ugandan clinical trial using the antiretroviral drug nevirapine was "flawed" months before President Bush announced an initiative to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa and the Caribbean, they... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer Treatment With Antiretroviral Nevirapine Reduces Risk of HIV Among Infants, Study Finds

Extended treatment with the antiretroviral drug nevirapine in conjunction with the standard therapy might reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine , Reuters... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nevirapine Reduces Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Repeat Pregnancies, Study Says

The antiretroviral drug nevirapine -- a low-cost medication that is used as a standard method of reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission in the developing world -- reduces the risk of vertical HIV transmission in repeat pregnancies, according to a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Nevirapine warning

I just saw the warning about nevirapine from the FDA. http://www.thebody.com/fda/nvp_advisory.htmlCan you explain it to me?Women with a CD4 count over 250 should avoid starting a regimen with nevirapine (Viramune), right? If they are on currently...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a higher risk for serious even life-threatening side effects (liver particularly) when nevirapine has been started in women with CD4 counts > 250 (the rate is still low). If a person is stable on nevirapine for > 6-12 months with a... Read more »

From Efivarenz to nevirapin

Hi Doc. My husband and I are planning to have a baby. I am on Efivarenz and Lamzid currently. How will switching to nevirapine affect my viral load? Currently it's undetectable. Can I switch back to efivarenz once baby is born? How long should...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are well suppressed on an efavirenz containing regimen with no prior history of drug failure (viral resistance) then switching to nevirapine has a high rate of success in maintaining suppression of HIV replication. After delivery patients... Read more »

Nevirapine warning

I just saw the warning about nevirapine from the FDA. http://www.thebody.com/fda/nvp_advisory.htmlCan you explain it to me?Women with a CD4 count over 250 should avoid starting a regimen with nevirapine (Viramune), right? If they are on currently...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.A small percentage of persons who start on nevirapine develop a very severe allergic reaction that result in liver injury (and very rarely death). The allergic reaction is tied to immune function, so paradoxically, persons with... Read more »

Nevirapine with HCV History

Due to development of sensitive (painful)pronounced gynecomastia caused by efavirenz (taken in conjunction with abacavir & stavudine), we have opted to modify my protocol by replacing the efavirenz with nevirapine. I have a history of HCV...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The switch you are contemplating is safe as long as your CD4 count is below 400 (if you are male) or 250 (if you are female). Below those levels, the risk of severe hepatic toxicity associated with nevirapine is extremely low. The HCV infection... Read more »
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Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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High risk and low risk and their conclusive result periods

Posted by optiplex, 2 Replies
Window period should be same for all cases whether its high risk or low risk. There are cases where people got infected through low risk and came out clean even after high risk exposure.
virus cycle is going to be remain same in someone got infected... Read more »

Low Risk..Yet still a risk IMHO, opinios?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
"Made out" (Sexual contact but no oral, anal, or unprotected sex, mostly deep kissing/sucking on nipple) with a girl who's sexual history has suddenly come into question when she mentioned in passing a few days ago her ex-boyfriend may have shown up... Read more »

Low risk or no risk, please answer?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was grinding/frottage with a female of unknown status. She had her underwear on and I had mine on as well. Is there any risk in this at all? My Dept of Health wouldn't give me a straight answer. Thanks and God Bless. Read more »