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Should I Take Zidovudine If I Have Aids

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

... zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: 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 (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related
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what are the effects of ZIDOVUDINE 300MG on hiv test
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Zidovudine does not effect the HIV antibody test. For the plasma HIV RNA level (viral load test), zidovudine may decrease the HIV level Read more »

antibodies to HIV ?? With PEP... Please anwser... Thanks! MR,B

Dear Dr.Bob, Please help me understand my risk and if the Pep meds are any good. OK! I was curious about anal sex. I met a man, long story shot. He put condom on and put his penus in between my butt cheeks around my anus. I did not feel it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Yes, lamivudine plus zidovudine is a recommended two-drug PEP regimen (although it's not my personal favorite).2. Most likely no.3.The AZT component (zidovudine) 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 »

want to know my meds side effect

hello, before 2month I started one of the available ART regimens in my country lamivudine150mg+zidovudine300mg and nevirapine300mg bid my CD4 was 194&no AIDS related illness.my question is what are the main side effects of this combinations&one day...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...combination is one that has been used extensively for many years. The main side effects may be fatigue, anemia, muscle aches from the zidovudine/lamivudine (with the zidovudine contributing most). Rash, hepatitis and body aches may also be seen... 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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Stavudine, Zidovudine and Protease Inhibitor Therapy Effects on Subcutaneous Leg Fat Wasting in HIV-Infected Males

... Effect of Stavudine, Zidovudine and HIV Protease Inhibitor Therapy on Subcutaneous Leg Fat Wasting in HIV-Infected Males -- A Longitudinal Study (Abstract 28) Read more »
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Addition of Short-Course Zidovudine/Lamivudine to Single-Dose Viramune Decreases Development of Maternal NNRTI-Resistant HIV

...treatment-limiting mutations. J. McIntyre reported for the Treatment Options Preservation Study team on the addition of short-course zidovudine/lamivudine (AZT/3TC, Combivir) to nevirapine for 4 or 7 days, to determine whether post-partum... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nevirapine, Zidovudine Regimen "Best Way" to Prevent Vertical Transmission of HIV, Studies Say

...Administering a combination of nevirapine and zidovudine is the "best way" to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in developing countries, according to two studies to be published Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...initial estimates. 1986 A treatment breakthrough Early clinical results of a trial led by Dr. Margaret Fischl shows zidovudine, or AZT, slows the progression to AIDS as patients' immune systems regenerate. Only one of the 145 patients... Read more »

Liver Function

Posted by NYRN, 1 Reply
...I'm taking viread, invirase, didanosine, zidovudine and valtrex and my latest labs indicate high on the liver screens. Has anyone had any liver issues - I don't drink so it's not Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...patients and the people are more and more positive in attitude. What is your preferred first-line treatment? Suprunenko: AZT [zidovudine, Retrovir], 3TC [lamivudine, Epivir] and efavirenz [Sustiva, Stocrin]. [Lavra also provides d4T... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...(Viracept) Ritonavir (Norvir) Saquinavir (Fortovase) Stavudine plus lamivudine Efavirenz (Sustiva) Nevirapine (Viramune) Zidovudine (Retrovir) plus didanosine (Videx) Stavudine (Zerit) plus didanosine Zidovudine plus zalcitabine (Hivid)... Read more »