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Taking Nevirapine When You're Hiv Positive

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Nevirapine (Viramune)

What Is Nevirapine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Nevirapine? Nevirapine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Viramune. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse...
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Can Nevirapine cause a loss in libido?

October 17th 2001. I am a healthy 41 year old heterosexual male who immediately began anti-retroviral treatment upon positive HIV diagnosis 3 years 10 months ago (December 1997). In 1993 I was diagnosed with Hepatis C. Upon HIV diagnosis in December...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
While idiosyncratic reactions can occur to many medications, this is not a common problem with Viramune (nevirapine) either in trials or clinical practive. While Viramune can cause liver damage, I'm not sure that the "liver enzyme"... Read more »

recently started truvada and nevirapine combo

I've been positive for 25 years never taking meds. My T cells stayed in a 150 to 350 fluctuating range for the whole 25 years, but my viral load increased from 8,000 to 100,000 , so I started this regiman. I've managed to stay healthy...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear about your recent difficulties. Lymphoma is not a side effect of medications, rather of prolonged immunosuppression with HIV. Modest increases in cholesterol are seen with some HIV medications, though... Read more »

Truvada/Stocrin or Nevirapine/Combivir???????

Hi. Greetings from Kenya. I tested positive in 2000. In 2002 I got pregnant CD4 327- VL100,000. I was not on any medication then. After the first trimester I was put on Combivir & Nevirapine until after I gave birth. At the time of birth...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear STL,Your post raises several important issues.First, the safety of your current regimen of Stocrin (Sustiva) + Truvada during pregnancy. Stocrin is not considered safe for pregnant women. Pregnant monkeys exposed to this drug have delivered... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's recent HIV diagnosis. Regarding your risk, I suggest you read through the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters dedicated to magnetic couples, HIV-sexual prevention and... Read more »
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