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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Zidovudine

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AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

... What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used
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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
...by the patient or the doctor. You absolutely right that there are pros and cons to switching therapies. Regarding Retrovir (zidovudine), it has also been associated with fat loss in some studies, and I would not recommend it. Regarding Ziagen,... Read more »

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
...regimen, I think that this is the best one currently 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... 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 »

ATRIPLA, NOT GOOD?

I just read the A5142 study which compared efavirenz (EFV, Sustiva, Stocrin) + two nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, Kaletra) + two NRTIs and efavirenz + lopinavir/ritonavir without any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was:1.Efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) exacerbated the lipoatrophic effects of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (d4T/stavudina, AZT/zidovudine). Even among patients in the study who were taking tenofovir, efavirenz was linked to more... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

... Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, Azidothymidine, ZDV, Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Zidovudine, also known as AZT, ZDV, or Retrovir, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...Other Drugs? What Is Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART): zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC). Combivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...the U.S. for PMTCT are to start HAART in the second trimester if the mother is not already on therapy and to give intravenous zidovudine (AZT) to the mother during delivery. At the time of delivery, the options for the delivery mode are... Read more »
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BESOS CON LLAGAS AMSTURBACION CON UN POSITIVO

Posted by mexmex, 2 Replies
DISCULPE MI MOLESTIA,RESULTA QUE EN LA SEGUNDA SEMANA OCTUBRE DEL 2008 UN TRANSEXUAL QUE PRESUNTAMENTE ES VIH POSITIVO (POSTERIORMENTE ME DI CUENTA) EN ESA OCASION ME DEJE LLEVAR Y ME BESO MUY INTENSAMENTE Y ME MASTURBO A LA VEZ,LO QUE ME PREOCUPA... 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 »

Un consejo: vayan con cuidado con su salud psicol

Posted by miedoso, 1 Reply
...ventana (los tres meses): QUE OLVIDEN EL TEMA Y LA MANERA DE HACERLO ES NO DNDOLE IMPORTANCIA. A mi, no hacerlo, me gener un problema de ansiedad, que se ha generalizado a muchos otros aspectos de la vida. El miedo a que se conociese mis... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »