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Switch From Retrovir To Viread

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About Kaletra,Viread &Retrovir

Is it easy to develop a resistance to these drugs if they are missed a few times or takien at different times instead of the same time everyday.And how can I better tolerate these drugs since I don't feel very well when I do take them.
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...reasons for your symptoms, i.e. for your not feeling well.In general, Viread is well tolerated without specific side effects.AZT (Retrovir) can be poorly tolerated in 10-20% of people, with headache, nausea, fatigue, and other GI symptoms. LPV/r... Read more »

Advice for change of treatment

Dear Doctors, my name is Hector i'm a 37yrs old male, hiv+ since 1999, i was initially on 3tc, Ddi,... Read more »

3tc/retrovir/crixivan & lipo

Hi. I have been on 3tc/retrovir/crixivan cocktail for almost 16 months now, at start I had 130000... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Zerit or Retrovir to preventthe condition. People who have fat loss can switch these drugs for others inthe same class (either Viread [tenofovir] or Ziagen [abacavir]). The results ofswitching drugs are uncertain and may take some time; you and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase (NRTI) class havebeen linked to subcutaneous fat loss, including Zerit (stavudine, d4T) andRetrovir (zidovudine, AZT). For people who have developed lipoatrophy, switching from Zerit or Retrovirto the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...Truvada, or Atripla with Videx or Videx EC to avoid Videx-related toxicity, including neuropathy. The combined use of Videx and Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT), Zerit (stavudine, d4T), or hydroxyurea may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy. Either... Read more »
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Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...debajo de la amigdala y otro ms pequeo ms abajo, cerca de la clavcula. Estoy aterrorizado. Que hago??? Si no fuera una sindorme retroviral agudo, a que se pueden deber esos ganglios. Es comn? Read more »

Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
...I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths for people Read more »

Insurance Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, everyone! I am one of those people across the country who have recently been booted from my state's ADAP. I have no insurance benefits. I am trying to get on the access programs for meds, but really need something to help with doctor... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg Read more »