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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Didanosine

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AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...Didanosine React With Other Drugs? What Is Didanosine? ddI (Videx) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and by Barr Laboratories. Didanosine is also known as ddI or dideoxyinosine. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Didanosine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse...
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Videx dosage

Hi Dr. Young,I started therapy in January this year and am using 250mg Retrovir twice a day, 200mg (2x100mg chewable) Videx twice a day and 600mg Sustiva once a day at night.I am responding well to treatment with CD4 up and viral load down....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...You've accurately summarized the pros and cons for switching from conventional to enteric coated didanosine (Videx, Videx EC).In practice, we have had no difficulty in switching successfully suppressed persons (like yourself) from twice- Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of continuing without medication. Can a person within their first year of HIV encounter significant medical issues, if so, what might they be? Currently my CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The current threshold for recommending starting antiretroviral therapy in the US for asymptomatic patients is a CD4 count 100,000) then consideration is more often given to start ART at higher CD4 counts. Your HIV specialist is the best person to... Read more »

Pros ans cons of participating in clinical trial

Hello fom SpainI have the possibility of integrating a clinical trial that will compare truvada + viramune with truvada + reyataz for effectiveness, safety, and lipid alterations. I would like to know your opinion about this. I am treatment naive at...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...a clinical trial. On the pro side is the gift you give to increasing understanding about the virus and its treatment. In addition, the study may provide you with medications, labs and medical attention that can directly benefit you.On the con... Read more »

Your suggestions please on weight loss

I have been on Zerit, Epivir and Sustiva for two years. CD4 has risen from 276 to 639 and Viral load has been undectable for since early treatment. Noticed loss of weight in both upper and lower arrms so Doc put me on 1 percent body gel once aday...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Regarding Ziagen, there is the risk of a hypersensitivity reaction that occurs in 5-10% of patients. Other options include Videx (didanosine) or Viread (tenofovir), which have not generally been associated with fat loss (any more than the... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

... Brand Name: Videx EC, Videx Other Name(s): BMY 40900, BRN 3619529, CCRIS 805, Didanosina, Dideoxyinosine, HSDB 6548, ddI Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Didanosine, also known as ddI or Videx, is a type of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...their male partners. 6 A commonly-described phenomenon in the African American community, which may place black women at additional risk, is "down-low" behavior, where non-gay-identified men have secretive sex with other men and then... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...or reduce doses. A benefit of tenofovir is that it works against several strains of HIV that are already resistant to AZT or ddI. How Is Tenofovir Taken? The normal adult dose of tenofovir is 300 milligrams (mg) taken as one pill, once a... Read more »
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Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

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