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What Are The Pros And Cons Of D4T

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HIV i-Base

d4T -- Time to Move On

The first conference of the Southern African Clinician's Society 1 burst into life with a demonstration by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). TAC were unequivocal that repurposing d4T at any dose is not an acceptable way to conquer cost... Read more »
Project Inform

Nuevas Preguntas Sobre una Antigua Combinación: ddI + d4T

Durante los últimos años, la combinación de ddI (didanosina, Videx) y d4T (estavudina, Zerit) como piedra angular de la terapia con tres medicamentos ha gozado de popularidad tanto en tratamientos como en investigaciones. Conjuntamente, los dos... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

  Nombre de Marca: Zerit Nombre Común: stavudine o d4T Clase: nucleósido análogo (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en inglés) Dosis estándar: Una cápsula de... Read more »
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dropping D4T and initiating a PI.

Hi, My question is this: I'm a long-term nonprogressor of 15 years currently on zerit, viramune, and abacavir. I have had neuropathy in my feet/legs and hands. My Dr. wants to remove the zerit (a known cause of peripheral neuropathy) and add...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Hey Jim. Here are the current issues -- there are 5 PI's now to choose from as single drugs, and then lots more choices when using them together. None of them have any neuropathy as a side effect, so any of them are reasonable choices for... 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
There are indeed pros and cons to entering 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... Read more »

Pros and Cons of starting treatment with high CD4 count

I started treatment with a fairly high CD4 count (640), but my viral load was 500,000. My doctor said it was up to me, if I wanted to begin treatment. As a 44 year old man, I decided I'd rather not risk losing too many of my T-cells, as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question for which there is no right answer and a need for more data. My recommendations often depend on many factors which are highly individualized. A good discussion about the pros and cons of starting treatment early can be found at the... Read more »

Serostim pros and cons

What are the side effects and pros and cons of using Serostim? Also are there any drug or food interactionsthat you know of?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Pros: definite evidence that it will increase lean body mass while decreasing fat. Side effects not too bad (see below)Cons: very expensive therapy (>$1000 per week), must be given by injection, frequent (though fairly minor side effects like... Read more »
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Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
Hola a todos mi nombre es Pablo tengo 30 aos y es la 1ra vez que escribo en esta seccion de espaol. Soy de una pequea ciudad del sur de Argentina.
Hace un mes atras recibi la noticia que soy HIV + y no voy a decir que me siento mal y bla bla bla... Read more »

from the pros

Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
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Need help with testing from the pros

Posted by Anonymous
I had a recent exposure (unprotecd vaginal and oral) with a woman of unknown status. I want to get tested but I'm not sure which route to choose and how long to wait. I have talked with several testing facilities and my doctor and I'm still confused... Read more »

hypothetical question for the pros

Posted by Anonymous
Lets say me and this guy were together whacking it (that's it) and some of his precum got onto my hand, right? So, then I noticed a little dribble of blood on my hand, and some of his precum had gotten into a cut that had re-opened on my hand. ... Read more »