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An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...the individual should carry. If a doctor suspects an allergic reaction, the individual should never take abacavir or an abacavir-containing medicine again; death could occur within hours. If abacavir treatment is stopped for a period of time, it is important that a doctor be notified before restarting the medicine.The medicines in Trizivir, like other NRTIs, can cause a sometimes fatal lactic acidosis and liver disease as well as blood...
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3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3? Mar 1, 2010Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question... Read more »

A little more clarity to the always unclear ARS

Hi Dr. Bob,It has been a real pleasure (albeit under a difficult circumstance) to learn about your work and foundation. And, I will be making a donation - not to elicit a response - but because of how immediately tangible HIV becomes when one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specific for HIV disease. The bottom line is that if you've placed yourself at risk for HIV, get HIV tested outside the window period, whether or not you have any symptoms. It really is just that straightforward.Thanks for your donation to The... Read more »

this is really weird... i need your opinion (THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION WAS IN THE ARCHIVES!)

Turns out that the answer was indeed in the files "answer is not quite in the files!!" remember me, you said and i quote "recent bout of pneumonia and treatment with intravenous medications wont alter hiv antibodies test". My bout of pneumonia and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...evaluation and physical examination. What I can tell you is that if you've had a negative HIV-antibody test outside the window period, HIV is definitely not the cause of your ongoing symptoms. Repeat HIV testing would not be warranted.Finally, I... Read more »

Very Upset

Hi im a gay male of 24 who was in a long term relationship, i just found out that my partner had been seeing other men behind my back. HIV status of the men is unknown but my partner was HIV- at the begining of our relationship. I also had a drunken...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you, why not ask him to get HIV tested immediately? If he's negative, you can relax somewhat. He could still be in his window period and you could still have been infected from your own brief lapse in judgment, but the statistical odds you have... Read more »
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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...an abacavir-containing medicine again, because death could occur within hours. If abacavir sulfate treatment is stopped for a period of time, it is important that a doctor be notified before the individual starts to take it again.Some of the most... Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections related to HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage ... Read more »
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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...are experiencing extreme fatigue so you can be tested for anemia. Menstrual Irregularities Menstrual irregularities or period problems are fairly common in all women, but particularly in women with weakened immune systems. These problems... Read more »
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An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

...stop taking this medicine and tell a doctor right away if any of the following symptoms occur: sudden fever, skin rash, severe tiredness or achiness, diarrhea, nausea,vomiting, stomach pain, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough, or a general... Read more »
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Is tiredness a symptom?

Posted by James1941, 5 Replies
...March or April 2005 (I think) regular monitoring, still no medication, readings holding steady. What I want to know is whether tiredness is a symptom of HIV. For example, my home is fairly small but more than adequate for my needs, it takes... Read more »

Weak Tests & Window Period Myths

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thing: I would feel a lot more reassured with these tests if there was any sort of documentation regarding this supposed window period. There is almost none, just some outdated studies with small sample sizes is all I can find. This is crazy. Why... Read more »

Is tiredness a symptom - thanks

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
Thanks to all who replied - next quarterly visit to the doctor and I will definitely bring it up with him. I don't think its depression, I believe that there is good news and bad news in most events and I prefer to concentrate on the good news. ... Read more »

who appovred window period for hiv

Posted by nomoreworry4me
... cdc or fda appoved window period . dont they really have to make sure they know what they are talking about before telling people about window period to cover Read more »