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Should Someone With Hiv Take Zidovudine

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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...Resistance? How Is Trizivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Trizivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in...
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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 »

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 »

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 »

herbal meds with hiv meds

Is it harmful to take the herbal pills grape seed extract and blood pure blf with my hiv meds. The hiv meds i take are viread, kaletra, epivir, and zidovudine?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...extract can interact with some blood thinning medications but I haven't seen anything published regarding interaction with your HIV medications. I have had some patients taking regimens similar to your and grape seen extract without any... 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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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

...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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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 »
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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 »