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What Does Nevirapine Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...ill. These side effects usually get better or disappear over time. The most serious side effect of nevirapine is liver damage which in some cases can be fatal. The greatest risk of these problems is during the first 6 weeks of treatment with nevirapine. However, patients should be carefully monitored during the first 18 weeks taking the drug to watch for signs of skin or liver problems. In some cases, liver problems can get worse even...
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switching nevirapine with efavirenz after 2 weeks from PEP

i have been treated with PEP after 12 hours of possible exposure. i was having sex with a girl and the condom broke. i was been treated with combivir+nevirapine and after 2 weeks i changed nevirapine to efavirenz because of the rash caused by the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...would not have negatively impacted the effectiveness of the PEP regimen). Fifth, please see the doctor who placed you on PEP treatment. He or should monitor you for HIV infection and test you for HIV.Good luck, Joe Read more »

From Efivarenz to nevirapin

Hi Doc. My husband and I are planning to have a baby. I am on Efivarenz and Lamzid currently. How will switching to nevirapine affect my viral load? Currently it's undetectable. Can I switch back to efivarenz once baby is born? How long should I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...well suppressed on an efavirenz containing regimen with no prior history of drug failure (viral resistance) then switching to nevirapine has a high rate of success in maintaining suppression of HIV replication. After delivery patients can switch... Read more »

Nevirapine rash

How do you feel about treating through a Nevirapine rash? If a rash is severe what is the probability of rash with Efavirenz?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treating through a NVP rash is possible when it is mild and in not accompanied by mucosal involvement (eyes, mouth/lips), systemic Read more »

Truvada/Stocrin or Nevirapine/Combivir???????

Hi. Greetings from Kenya. I tested positive in 2000. In 2002 I got pregnant CD4 327- VL100,000. I was not on any medication then. After the first trimester I was put on Combivir & Nevirapine until after I gave birth. At the time of birth (C/S)...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...women. Pregnant monkeys exposed to this drug have delivered offspring with severe deformities. There have been cases of women treated with this drug becoming pregnant and delivering healthy babies but I would highly recommend you not take this... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Compares Antiretroviral Treatments Among HIV-Positive Mothers Who Received Nevirapine During Labor

... A recent review of a clinical study funded by NIH comparing antiretroviral treatment regimens that contained either nevirapine or ritonavir-boosted lopinavir found that ritonavir/ lopinavir is more effective Read more »
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Nevirapine Protects Chimpanzee Against HIV-1 Infection

...for proviral DNA. The PCR for proviral DNA within PBMCs completelydisappearedand remained negative for the three nevirapine treated chimpanzees duringthe finalfive months of the study. None of the treated chimpanzees seroconverted or had... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV/AIDS: Antiretroviral Therapy (Poster Session 87)

...Adverse Events and Lipodystrophy by a small series of patients from California who had HCV and were taking nevirapine. Some were treated for their HCV with interferon and ribavirin. The basic concept here is that there were some elevations of... Read more »
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HDL Benefit Is Maintained With Extension of Nevirapine and Efavirenz Treatment in 2NN Study

...sometimes quite considerably. 2 The 2NN study compared nevirapine and efavirenz (EFV, Sustiva, Stocrin)-based therapy in 1,216 treatment-naive patients. Both groups received background therapy with stavudine (d4T, Zerit) and lamivudine (3TC,... Read more »
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Posted by vanmanbc, 1 Reply
...I am a gay man who has been hiv positive by all estimates since 1981. I am very drug experienced and will be begining treatment with tenofovir, abacavir, kaletra and nevirapine. Previously I was being treated with ddI, abacavir, kaletra and... Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies the clinic and they finally agreed to put me on something else. So since the change-over, two years ago, I have been on: Nevirapine (Viramune) Tenofovir (Viread) Lamivudine (Epivir) The horrific dreams stopped long ago, but I believe the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...spread through contact with infected blood. Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV was transmitted through transfusions of... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...only US$20 to US$50 a month), can make it a daunting task to find doctors, especially medical specialists, who are willing to treat people with HIV. The Ukrainian epidemic stands in stark contradiction to the stereotype that Americans hold... Read more »