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Should I Take Nevirapine If I Have Aids

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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

... ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune Other Name(s): BI-RG-587, NVP, Nevirapina Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nevirapine, also known as Viramune, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). NNRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related
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can i take nevirapine alone for PEP? after a burst condom?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Nevirapine (alone or in combination) IS NOT recommended for post-exposure prophylaxis. There have been cases of liver toxicity (even liver Read more »

HIV +, Pregnant and reacts to Nevirapine

I tested HIV last year, was put on treatment and reacted to nevirapine and taken off treatment and been off since.My CD4 is a good count. I have been told that I am definitely not a candiate for the PMTC programs avaible in my country , in Africa. I...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...HIV-associated symptoms, it is not clear to my why you were placed on therapy a year ago. You also don't mention what your reaction to nevirapine that led to its discontinuation. Were the doctors sure that it was the nevirapine that caused the... 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 I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...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 can switch... Read more »

switching nevirapine with efavirenz after 2 weeks from PEP

i have been treated with PEP after 12 hours of possible exposure. i was having sex with a girl and the condom broke. i was been treated with combivir+nevirapine and after 2 weeks i changed nevirapine to efavirenz because of the rash caused by the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...In the long run, this will give you the peace of my mind you need. Fourth, you completed the full course of PEP (even if the nevirapine was switched to efavirenz, this would not have negatively impacted the effectiveness of the PEP regimen).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopia Ready to Start Nevirapine Trials for AIDS Treatment

...Ethiopia's government is ready to begin testing nevirapine, used to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, the daily Addis Zemen reported. Health officials said initial trials of the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces on NIH Studies of Nevirapine Use in Pregnant Women

...response to a recent series of Associated Press articles concerning NIH -funded research into the use of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine in single doses among HIV-positive pregnant women in Uganda to determine the drug's ability to reduce the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctors, AIDS Advocates Concerned African Governments Will Halt Nevirapine Use to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

...Doctors and HIV/AIDS advocates in Africa are concerned that their governments will halt the use of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission because of recent reports that have raised questions about the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Articles on Nevirapine Trial Might Threaten Drug's Use Among Newborns, South African AIDS Experts Say

...A recent series of Associated Press articles "criticizing the conduct" of a trial of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine among pregnant women in Uganda is "threatening to undermine" the drug's use to prevent infection among newborn infants in... Read more »
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U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...Reuters 1/4/01 Atlanta -- Health-care workers who take nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...[lamivudine, Epivir] and efavirenz [Sustiva, Stocrin]. [Lavra also provides d4T (stavudine, Zerit), ddI (didanosine, Videx), nevirapine (Viramune), nelfinavir (Viracept) and lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) to their patients. BY] What kinds of... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My friend has taken Stavudine, Lamivudine and Nevirapine for a month. At the end of the month her Doctor found in a Blood test increased SGPT (550 U/L), SGOT (310 U/L) and Alkaline Phosphatase Read more »

Husband has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...he has, what stage he is at and the doctors dont seem to be much help either. Each day at a time I am told. He is on Videx, Nevirapine and Zerit plus Diflucan amongst other things. This site was given to me in a chat room and it has been a... Read more »