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Risks Of Zidovudine

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AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

... What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used
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developed lipoatrophy while on videx,zidovudine and aluvia

what is lipoatrophy(from 2006 on videx and zidovudine) and can it be treated and how but i'm now switched to truvada and aluvia after alerting my doctor about my fat distribution last month
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fat loss (lipoatrophy) and fat gain have been linked to zidovudine and somewhat less so to didanosine (Videx). Switching to Truvada and Aluvia (lopinavir/ritonavir) may stabilize the fat loss Read more »

ZIDOVUDINE

I am working in treatment advocacy with HIV patients. Recently one of my patients stated that she was told by a kidney specialist that 300 mg of Zidovudine is to strong for her liver. she is having difficulty having the recommended dose of 100 mg...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It is somewhat unusual for standard doses of zidovudine to be too strong for the liver . If she is seeing a kidney specialist and has some degree of kidney failure then the dose of Read more »

zidovudine, didanosine, kaletra

Is the above combination suitable for one considered to be resistant to combivir and effavirenz? I have come across these in the internet. My doctor thinks I could be resistant to combivir and effavirenz. I have been on them for 2 years. Due to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is not an option in Zimbabwe and your physician assumes you are resistant to Combivir and efavirenz, I would not recommend a zidovudine-containing regimen, as zidovudine is one of the components of Combivir (zidovudine plus 3TC). I would suggest... Read more »

Underdosage of Zidovudine

Dear SirI am writing for the 2nd time. My son aged 5 years has been recently diagnosed as HIV+ His CD4 is 384. His doctor started him on Zidovudine 6ml twice a day, Lamivir 6.5 ml twice a day, and Nevirapine (initially 6 ml once a day). His weight...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...and colleague, Andy Pavia, MD from University of Utah:I don't think there is any risk at all from 2 weeks of underdosing of zidovudine. First of all, zidovudine resistance develops slowly in a stepwise fashion even when it is given as a single... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

... Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, Azidothymidine, ZDV, Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Zidovudine, also known as AZT, ZDV, or Retrovir, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...Other Drugs? What Is Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART): zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC). Combivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions... Read more »
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Nevirapine During Labor and in the Neonate Significantly Improves Zidovudine Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission: Results of PHPT-2 First Interim Analysis

... Nevirapine (NVP) During Labor and in the Neonate Significantly Improves Zidovudine (ZDV) Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission: Results of PHPT-2 First Interim Analysis (LbOr22) Authored Read more »
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unprotected sex----ECLIA test

Posted by haohaode, 1 Reply
...had unprotected vaginal sex with a thai sex worker for less than two minutes. within 24 hours i took Kaletra, lamivudine and zidovudine for 28 days. on 30 March(8 weeks later), this woman had ECLIA/ Roche Diagnostics test with negative result. ... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...need close monitoring and new, safer drugs need to be developed. Combinations, typically including the nucleoside analogue zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir), have reduced the mother-to-child transmission of HIV from around 25% to less than 2% in... Read more »

get ready, get set.............. go meds

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
ok, just got back from the doc's office and he told me that as of today, i'm on meds. we've already talked about this and i already decided to start with combivir and kaletra. he agrees, until my geneo type comes back from the labs. i want to know... Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.avert.org/needlestick.htm http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/needlestick_injuries.html You guys if you read these youll see why im so damn paranoid ok im so sorry for all of this shit im doing to you and fuck dont say in hurting... Read more »