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What Does Azt Stand For

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AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

...have to be taken at high doses. Another possibility is to "boost" their blood levels. This is done by slowing down the processing (metabolism) of these drugs. A drug that slows down the metabolism is called a "PK booster." PK stands for pharmacokinetic. This refers to the way that medications are processed by the body. The first PK booster used in HIV was ritonavir by Abbott. Ritonavir slows down the metabolism of many drugs by the liver....
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Side Effects

I developed a resistance to sustiva... in return my doctor placed me on Isentress, Truvada and AZT. After three days of taking this combination, I have uncontrollable vomitting, severe head aches and sometimes too dizzy to stand. I have Zofran, but...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...It is true that a very common side effect of AZT (zidovudine) is nausea and vomiting, especially during the initiation of treatment. It is the most likely part of this regimen Read more »


In the late 1980s and early 1990s, AZT was given to (AIDS) patients at 1500mg dosage. Patients died quickly, normally within 6 weeks. 94 of AIDS deaths have occurred since people started using AZT in 1987. More people died taking AZT in 1993...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...government to embark on a program of "Manhatten Project" dimensions to rapidly increase the numbers of attorneys then we would stand a fighting chance. But alas, our meager supply of personal injury lawyers are seriously underpaid, overworked... Read more »

AZT causing anemia?

Dear Dr. Frascino,I was diagnosed with HIV in October 99. My VL was 16.3K and my T-cells were 269. Ive been on Combivir and Viramune (my first and only meds) since December99. My VL has been <50 copies since about the first month and my T-cells...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your anemia is quite severe. I'm glad you are under the care of both a hematologist and an HIV specialist. Could it be your AZT? Absolutely. Stopping this medication is warranted. You have a variety of options - d4T (Zerit) or abacavir (Ziagen)... Read more »

AZT - Meningitis ?

T cells 500 ( was almost 800) viral load undectable. ( Was dectable until med switched in May.He is 38 anglo male was on his death bed in 1996 with only 49 tcells and fungus in his lungs and had chemo. These are my partners numbers.The reason for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Stump, I'm sorry to hear about your partner. He health doesn't sound very good at the moment. I don't think that stopping the AZT is responsible for his deterioration, particularly since his viral load appears to have remained undetectable... Read more »

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

... zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, Azidothymidine, ZDV, Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Zidovudine, also known as AZT, ZDV, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...have been approved. Several are available under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Zidovudine is also known as azidodeoxythymidine, AZT or ZDV. Zidovudine was the first drug approved for the treatment of HIV. It is a nucleoside analog reverse... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...Fact Sheet 500 for more information on Opportunistic Infections. One opportunistic infection in people with HIV is PCP. This stands for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, which affects the lungs. See Fact Sheet 515 for more information on PCP.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

...infections. See Fact Sheet 124 for more information on CD4 cells. One opportunistic infection in people with HIV is MAC. This stands for Mycobacterium avium complex. See Fact Sheet 514 for more information on MAC. People who have a CD4 cell... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
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