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Side Effects Of Retrovir Vs Viread

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Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...EC is available. AWP: $425.42 / month for Videx EC 400 mg capsules (generic enteric-coated $368.72 / month) Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Videx is stopped, but can be painful and permanently debilitating if not treated in time. It occurs...
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PEP Side Effects

I'm a 35 yo man who I was having receptive anal sex with another man (casual sex) yesterday (10/28/10). Unfortunately the condom broke during intercourse. When I heard the sound the condom was broken, I withdrew immediately, but then I saw he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Side effects vary greatly from person to person. Some folks can tolerate these medications with essentially no side effects or toxicities. Read more »

Inconsistent PEP usage after HIV exposure

During sex with a female prostitute the condom broke. I wiped myself off put on another condom and continued. After we finished I washed off my penis with water and some soap. The next day I went to the doctor, outlined what happened & the Dr had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specialist physician? If not, you should be. (See below.) An HIV specialist is best equipped to evaluate and manage PEP side effects/toxicities. If necessary, a change in regimen may be prescribed and would be much preferred over stopping... Read more »

Condom failure - PEP side effects (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear DocI am a bisexual male who has always tried to be safe when it comes to sexual partners. However during recent insertive anal sex with a casual male partner (of unknown HIV status), the condom split. I withdrew less than a minute later without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...scared and bewildered. A twist of humor is also helpful.I have searched the archives. Simple question, I think, can PEP meds side effects mimic ARS?Thank you kindly for your answer and please find a donation forthcoming to the foundation.Regards,... Read more »

I need to replace my AZT

Hi, I have been on retrovir epivir for ten years and I am noticing some side effects. From everything I've read the sooner I quit the retrovir the better my chances of recovering a normal appearance. I do not want to change one set of side effects...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Retrovir (AZT) is usually changed to Viread when side effects occur although some clinicians sometimes choose to switch over to Ziagen or Videx EC. The main potential side effect from Viread Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... AWP: $1,518.76 / month Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: The most common side effects of Trizivir are the same as those of the drugs it contains -- see... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...Drug name Drug class How many times a day the drug is usually taken Some of the side effects the drug may have We have also listed the drug makers and their Web address so you can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

... What Is Abacavir? Who Should Take Abacavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Abacavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Reaction How Does Abacavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Abacavir? Abacavir (Ziagen)... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) (Nukes) Drug Daily Pills (Adults) * How to Take and Store Side Effects Notes Abacavir (Ziagen) 2 (300 mg: 1, 2x/day or 2, 1x/day) No food restrictions; alcohol... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't know why Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...give her one year, without six months. Three young children 12 through five (she is only 26). I don't think he has really considered what this will mean and her self esteem is so low she has just decided that this is the hand that fate dealt her.... Read more »

i'm starting meds and i need feedback ...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies hear from someone who is already taking them.... if anyone out there is please send me a response on if your getting any side affects and how you overall feel. i'm honestly scared i started my job (next month will be a year on the job) and i'm... Read more »