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What Does Delavirdine Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...liver and can interact with other drugs that also use the liver. Combining these drugs can change the amount of each drug in your bloodstream and cause an under- or overdose. Drugs to watch out for include other ARVs, drugs to treat tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ), for erectile dysfunction (such as Viagra), for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics), and for migraine headaches. Interactions are also possible with several antihistamines (allergy...
Ask the Experts

Drug Resistance

Kindly find my result for HIV drug resistance, kindly advice what should I use? Consider i dont have specialists in HIV in my country Integrase Inhibitors Raltegravir (Isentress) no evidence of resistanceNon-nucleoside Reverse...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...suggestions based on the information you have provided. I would urge you to continue to look for an HIV doctor with some experience in treating patients with drug resistant virus, as your care would benefit from the ongoing attention of a... Read more »

treatment choices

I am a 44 year old male who have received treatment for HIV since age 23. I have been asymptomatic other than an occassional swollen lymph node. My viral load has been on a doubling trend every 3 months or so for about the last year. My current load...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Your virus is resistant to many of the drugs currently available to treat HIV. In addition, your CD4 cell count, although stable, is low. Persistently low CD4 cell counts along with continued high Read more »

HIV and chronic HBV

Although most of the attention seems to be focused on those coinfected with HIV and HCV, stats show that 25% of those infected with HIV are also coinfected with HBV -- too late for the vaccine. So, what does one do in the following situation?The...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...nevirapine is causing a problem after three years. The most likely culprits are the hepatitis B, which, I agree is a major problem in treated HIV patients, and lactic acidosis,possibly caused by the D4T. The tests to do are: lactic acid,... Read more »

Worried about delavirdine

I recently started therapy for the first time after being diagnosed with HIV 2 years ago. My doctor prescribed Combivir and abacavir 2 weeks ago. I have been taking this combination with no real problems. Just yesterday, my doctor prescribed...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...Well it is unclear what motivated the decision to pick delavirdine in preference to the others. You do hear more about the others since the data we have have led us to be more confident in them. Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Rescriptor

...starting Rescriptor. If you experience blistering, mouth lesions, conjunctivitis (redness or inflammation of the eye, which if untreated may result in permanent vision loss), swelling, muscle or joint aches, fever or malaise (general ill... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

...HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Delavirdine was approved by the FDA on April 4, 1997, for use with other antiretroviral medications in the treatment of HIV infection in adults. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

...200 may develop PCP. Health care providers sometimes use a combination of trimethoprim (see Fact Sheet 535 ) and dapsone to treat PCP. Dapsone can also be used to prevent PCP. If your CD4 cell count is below 200, ask your health care provider if... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

...under- or overdose. New interactions are being identified all the time. Drugs to watch out for include other ARVs, drugs to treat tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ), for erectile dysfunction (such as Viagra), for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics),... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...drugs have changed the course of the epidemic in a relatively short time and have played a huge role in my survival. In fact, my treatment history reflects the progress and pitfalls of AIDS research. Each step along the way I was as aggressive as... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
... Home > News & Publications > Journals > AFP > Vol. 60/No. 2 (August, 1999) How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Syndrome BARBARA LEE PERLMUTTER, M.D., PH.D., JORDAN B. GLASER, M.D., and SAMWEL O. OYUGI, M.D. Staten... Read more »