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...of a highly successful government and industry partnership to combat a lethal disease. AZT is now primarily used in the fixed dose combinations Combivir or Trizivir. Since the approval of other more convenient and safer antiretrovirals
, the use of AZT in HAART therapy has decreased significantly. There is one time when AZT is still considered "preferred" which is for a pregnant woman during her pregnancy -- this is the recommendation of...
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Hello Dr. Feinberg,I've been trying to get answer to this for months, but no luck. A bit frustrating in light of the some of the questions answered.Can you please help?Supposing a friend has oral thrush one month after a risky exposure. I...
...There is no perfect, all-encompassing answer to what acuteretroviralsyndrome
may consist of. Typically, it is a mono-like illness that can be complicated by the types of problems that Read more »
Dr. Holodniy,My last negative HIV test was May of 1999. In November and December I had extremely risky sex. In the end of November 1999 I had flu-like symptoms. All through December 1999 and January 2000 I experienced extreme fatigue, swollen...
...If your dates are correct, it sounds like acuteretroviralsyndrome
. The difference in the two viral load tests would not be considered significantly different and within the Read more »
Dear Dr. Gallant, If a person infected with HIV experiences acute retroviral syndrome, does that mean that s/he is in theprocess of seroconverting? Would a standard HIV antibody test given two weeks after recovering from acute retroviralsyndrome...
...Yes, someone with the acuteretroviralsyndrome
is in the process of seroconverting. The best blood test to diagnose someone during that stage is a p24 Read more »
To the person who wrote about acute HIV and possible infection with new and resistant strain, your question was lost. An answer however, is below.
...actually sounds more like you experienced a predictable rebound in your viral load after stopping your medications leading to an acuteretroviralsyndrome
. Any time you experience a dramatic increase in viral load, there is a risk of such a... Read more »
...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 treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children 3 months of age or older. This medicine... Read more »
...Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used for antiretroviral
therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The... Read more »
... What Is Acute
HIV Infection? Testing for Acute
HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute
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... What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome
? How Was the Syndrome
Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome
Treated? The Bottom Read more »
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...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 Read more »
...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 »
...confirmatory Western blot antibody test for HIV. Early diagnosis permits patient education as well as treatment that may delay disease progression
. Triple-combination antiretroviral
therapy should be started immediately and continued... Read more »
...I've had it now for almost 2 weeks, and it is subsiding a little bit. So my question is: is it possible to develop symptoms of acuteretroviralsyndrome
73-74 days after an exposure? I heard that it usually occurs within 2 to 4 weeks. Is 73 days... Read more »