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Should I Take DdI If I Have Hiv

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Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

... What Is Didanosine? Who Should Take Didanosine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Didanosine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Didanosine React With Other Drugs? What Is Didanosine? ddI (Videx) is a drug used as part of
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Neuropathy or sciatic nerve?

Diagnosed 1994, CD4 currently 440, low 41 with PCP 2 years ago, suddenly extreme pain in left leg and somewhat in right-heel but definitely more left leg. Not really burning but just plain throbbing shooting pain. Talked with care provider and she...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV or drug related neuropathy generally first involves the toes/feet and then moves upwards. Shooting pains from back down leg are Read more »

Sustiva

Why is Sustiva dosing based on such specific weight bands as opposed to other antiretroviral drugs?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Sustiva is not dosed based on on weight. The standard dose is 600 mg daily regardless if you weigh 55 kg or 95 kg.There are some HIV medications, namely ddI and d4T, that are dosed by weight.DW Read more »

Neuropathy

Hi, can you tell me what this is. thanks so much
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy means peripheral nerve irritation/dysfunction. In the setting of HIV it is most often due to HIV itself or to some of the drugs (such as D4t or ddI) used to treat HIV. There are many causes and Read more »

AIDS & Treatment

I have a friend who was diagnosed with AIDS and has a CD4 count of 80 and viral load of 400,000 What treatment should they be on? Right nnow he is taking mepron, sustiva, DDI, Epivir and Viread. Is this a good regimen?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...ddI/3TC/tenofovir/efavirenz has not been well studied and there is very limited data on the safety of ddI and tenofovir from persons with HIV infection (yet), so monitoring for side effects and toxicity would be important to do (this is because... Read more »
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Abstract No. 420: A Phase I Study of Hydroxyurea in HIV-Infected Children Receiving Didanosine (ddI) and/or Stavudine (d4T)

...the safety, antiviral and immunologic effects, and pharmacokinetics of hydroxyurea, given with ddI and/or d4T to symptomatic HIV-infected children. It is among the first to look at the use of HU in children. The children were treated with... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

...BRN 3619529, CCRIS 805, Didanosina, Dideoxyinosine, HSDB 6548, ddI Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Didanosine, also known as ddI or Videx, is a type of antiretroviral drug called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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Abstract No. 116: Mutations in the Reverse Transcriptase Genome of HIV I Isolates Derived from Subjects Treated with Didanosine and Stavudine in Combination

...with DDI and d4T in combination. Finally, the authors summarize that the data highlights the complex relationship between HIV I phenotypic and phenotypic resistance and HIV viral loads in individuals treated with dual nucleoside combinations.... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...and diabetes Lactic acidosis: Some of the NRTIs are associated with lacticacidosis, especially Zerit and Videx (didanosine, ddI). Not everyone taking HIV drugs develops body shape changes or problems withfat or sugar levels in... Read more »
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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...would have allowed him to lead a long and healthy life. The editorial advocated that the readers should take advantage of free HIV screening so they could begin treatment early. I wrote in a letter to the editor that while the new meds allow... Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 23 - The combination of the antiretroviral agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators Read more »

50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...were related, to some degree, to the kinds of specific treatments they received, such as a type of drug called the "D" drugs [didanosine (ddI, Videx) and stavudine (d4T, Zerit)]. Coming back to the brain involvement, we also tried to look at... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...[zidovudine, Retrovir], 3TC [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... Read more »