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Treatment Of Women With Hiv With Azt

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...taking HIV drugs. Factors that are linked to a higher rate of anemia in HIV-positive people include: Being a woman Being African American Having lower CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) Anemia is a common condition for HIV-positive women, but it is often overlooked. If left untreated, anemia is strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an increased risk of death. What Causes...
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hiv+/- relationship, early meds, platelets and AZT

Just started dating a great guy who unfortunately is HIV+ and I'm trying to get some information. He has known for a year and a half and he's not on medication. He's 23, has a cd4 count>600 and low viral load but his doctor just told him his...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thank you for your post.Do you live in the US or Europe? Just about anywhere in the world, monotherapy with any HIV medication is not recommended. AZT monotherapy is restricted to pregnant women and their babies (and even then, it's a... Read more »

azt in labor

Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The exact treatment and timing of HIV treatment should be discussed with your obstetrician. Yes treatment would likely be recommended. Read more »

Treatment of AIDS in pregnant women

Dear DoctorMy question is: What is the better an safe antiretroviral treatment for women with HIV? Can I use a triple schedule with AZT, DDI and nevirapine? The PIs are safe during pregnancy?Thanks for your attention.Cezar
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...There are many antiretroviral therapy regimens that are safe and effective for HIV-infected women and for HIV-infected pregnant women; there are safe and effective regimens with and without a protease inhibitor; Read more »

AZT therahy

Should an Hiv positive pregnant woman have to take AZT therapy to try to prevent the baby from begin infected with HIV?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...the risk of infection to the infant.Most current treatment guidelines for infected women include the use of zidovudine (ZDV,AZT), since this is where a preponderance of clinical study data refers to. It is also very important to try to assess... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

... How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...treatment, up to 35% of the babies of HIV-infected women would be born infected. The risk drops to about 4% if a woman takes AZT during pregnancy and delivery, and then her newborn is given AZT. The risk is 2% or less if the mother is taking... Read more »

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Zidovudine was approved by the FDA on March 19, 1987, with other antiretroviral agents for the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...have been approved. Several are available under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Zidovudine is also known as azidodeoxythymidine, AZT or ZDV. Zidovudine was the first drug approved for the treatment of HIV. It is a nucleoside analog reverse... Read more »
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want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...quote: Adam Legge, Monday, April 16, 2007 Antiretroviral drugs used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child can cause genetic damage in infants that may increase their risk of developing cancer in the Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...patients and the people are more and more positive in attitude. What is your preferred first-line treatment? Suprunenko: AZT [zidovudine, Retrovir], 3TC [lamivudine, Epivir] and efavirenz [Sustiva, Stocrin]. [Lavra also provides d4T... Read more »

pregnancy and HIV

Posted by footeard, 1 Reply
...them, how was her adherance, how did her pregnancy go and how was the baby? I have already consulted many doctors and women's AIDS organizaions in the U.S. for their opinion but really want to hear from positive women themselves. I am also... Read more »

baby due need to know?

Posted by ramblrose, 3 Replies
...i have been taking anti viral theropy because of pregnancy not because blood counts viral or cd4 was bad,and know about the azt IV and c section i have done these things as preventative ,just now i was informed thru Vegas doc that the babies... Read more »