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Should I Take Zidovudine If I Have Hiv

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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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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 »

I am pregnat with hiv

HI doc, i on kivexa, norvir and Reyataz, and i am now 5weeks pregnat,is it safe to continue with it throughout the pregnacy?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...birth defects that have been linked to the meds you are taking. Some docs (and the US treatment guidelines) suggest using a zidovudine containing treatment if possible (and you will get zidovudine during labor when you deliver). That may not be... Read more »

Which medication is better???

I have a relative diagnosed with HIV and is on Nevirapine, Lamivudine and Zidovudine (Zilodine). Of late is experiencing swollen and painfully stomach muslce and no appetite.wasting in the leg and hands. Which medication can you recommend. She...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sounds like a challenging/frustrating situation. If tenofovir or abacavir is available that might be considered instead of the zidovudine. In the absence of HIV level and CD4 testing (often not available in Africa) it can be tough to know if HIV... Read more »

hiv discoloration of palms, heels and nails

my wife has been on nevirapine, zidovudine, lamivudine and septrin ARVS combination for the last 7 months. she developed palm, nail and heel discoloration. often also experiences unusual tiredness and pains in the back side of the neck and knees....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The zidovudine can cause discoloration in the regions you describe. That effect is most often seen in African Americans or persons of African 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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I-57: Treatment of Primary HIV Infection with Zidovudine, Lamivudine and Indinavir: A Case-Control Study

...host genome). Berrey and colleagues presented data comparing the virologic and clinical course of 70 patients with primary HIV infection who were evaluated within 90 days of symptom onset. As this study included individuals evaluated between... Read more »
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Stavudine, Zidovudine and Protease Inhibitor Therapy Effects on Subcutaneous Leg Fat Wasting in HIV-Infected Males

...extremities of these patients. Whether the patient was or was not on a PI- or an NNRTI-based regimen did not matter at all. Age and an AIDS diagnosis were also predictors of the fat loss. The study has the beauty of longitudinal studies.... Read more »
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Poster Session 22339: A Comparison Between Seminal Plasma RNA and Blood Plasma RNA in HIV+ Men Who Receive Either Zidovudine (ZDV) Plus Lamuvidine (3TC) or ZDV Plus 3TC Plus Indinavir

...In this study of an issue that has implications for public health and for clinical care of patients with HIV, a team from UNC examined the effect of antiviral therapy on HIV in blood and in semen, and discussed whether transmission of Read more »
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EXPIRED HIV MEDICINES

Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
...to give expired drugs persons living with this deadly and dangerous disease like HIV. I take Nevirapine, Lamivudine & Zidovudine tablets which already does not help my Liver Enlargement but what option do i have than to take them like that... Read more »

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 »

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 »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What do HIV/AIDS Doc's do, when they are not seeing you? http://www.thebody.com/thebody/ukraine.html Ben Young, M.D. In Ukraine, Clinicians Read more »