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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Zerit

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Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: stavudine or d4T Brand Name: Zerit Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 40 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing 132 pounds or more, or one 30 mg capsule twice a day
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Best first-line regimen with fewest side effects

My T-cells are at 260 my viral load is at 30833 copies.I have been HIV pos for 12 years, tested every six months and now I am facing therapy,my doctor would like to put e on Reyatz, Norvir and Truvada. I am very concerend about facial wasting and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...available. Much of facial wasting side effect is linked to AZT (ingredient in zidovudine, Retrovir, Combivir, and Trizivir) and Zerit (stavudine, d4T) and would not be expected with this regimen. I hope that this information helps and best of... 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
...probably making your fat loss worse, not better, and it should be discontinued. Recent studies indicate some fat recovery when Zerit (stavudine) is changed to Ziagen (abacavir), but these were not very large amounts and were not generally... Read more »

Videx & Kaletra side-effects

I have always been asymptomatic with a current CD4 of 150 and viral load of 55,000. I originally got neuropathy in my feet by taking Zerit and Epivir. Its still bothersome two years after stopping those. Ive not taken any anti-viral meds since...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...will definitely have increased symptoms but simply that your risk is higher. You and your health care provider must weigh the pros and cons of using Videx. With regard to lipodystrophy and Kaletra, it is difficult to be certain. Risk factors... Read more »

Reversing lipo

One year ago I stopped my combination therapy (Sustiva/Zerit/Epivir).I hoped to gain some more fat in my face and to loose my bloated stomach.On year off meds and I am quite discouraged with my results: I do not see any difference.CD4 have gone from...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...after 48 weeks from the switch studies we have. There was some fat increase in the extremities when people were swicthed from Zerit to Ziagen but their perception of facial wasting did not change. It may take a long time for you to see... Read more »

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

... STAV-yoo-deen Brand Name: Zerit Other Name(s): BMY-27857, Estavudina, d4T Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Stavudine, also known Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...Stavudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Stavudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Stavudine? Stavudine (Zerit) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. The original... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...while on efavirenz. Other ARVs that should be used with caution in pregnant women include didanosine [Videx] and stavudine [Zerit] together, which can lead to serious metabolic and liver conditions in women. Women with CD4 counts above 250... 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 »
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Change from Zerit to Atripla ???

Posted by AlexHappy
...and VL undedect. (43y, 230 lbs/ 6.3/ 32w/ man/ cholesterol 230 /sportiv/ top/ healthy looking / with BF since 8y) I am on Zerit/ Viread & Sustiva since about 6 years ( was before on another regimen) I am healthy happy almost no side... Read more »

new regimine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...become detectable again. I was on Epivir and Crixivan only for 3 years. Now Dr. has put me on Retonavir, Zerit, Epivir and Sequinavir. I am holding off starting the new regimine ... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
Hi. I have just been diagnosed in the last week. I had been feeling fairly rough the last few years, but I put it down to being severly overworked and having a few issues in my personal life. When I got my first set of meds, I was astonished. It... Read more »

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...a mis padres... mi mama sospecha que algo anda mal, supongo que es basicamente por mis cambios de humor y asiduas visitas a profesionales medicos. Mi padre reacciona hasta casi indiferente... pero me preocupa mi madre. No quiero causarles... Read more »