Should Someone With Hiv Take Viramune
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New York University, School of MedicineGood question. Viramune is more likely to be liver toxic in women if your CD4 count is over 350. Every drug has slightly higher risk in HCV positive patients. Since your t cells are low, I would go ahead with the HIV medication first. After... Read more »
University of Kansas Medical CenterYou are right to be concerned about taking some of the meds with abnormal liver tests. You have a very specialized problem when you have HIV and Hep C. I would suggest that you ask your doctor about specialists in your area who deal with both, or... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThe best way to know if you need treatment for hepatitis C is to get a liver biopsy. I usually get a hep C genotype to help assess whether you stand a good chance to respond to peg interferon/ribavirin therapy for the hep C (type 1 genotype has a... Read more »
Tufts University School of MedicineViramune (nevirapine) is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor of HIV. It is a very effective drug against HIV.There are reports of an increased incidence of hepatotoxicity with nevirapine compared to some other HIV medications. However,... Read more »
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Posted by Augustus, 3 RepliesThis is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »
Posted by Augustus, 1 ReplyI am on about day 45 of this regimen, my first. Reached undetectable under 30 days, will see doc again on September 7, 6 days away. I have to do labs prior to going, and I gave in to temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days.
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Posted by AugustusII, 1 ReplyI started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousCan anyone share their personal experiences with viramune. I'm getting ready to dose escalate and am apprehensive on what to expect.
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