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What Is Retrovir

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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, or Retrovir, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase
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Kaletra alone without epivir & retrovir

I have always wondered what would happen if you took eitherjust the Kaletra or just the Epivir & Retrovir?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) monotherapy, as you suggest, has been studied several times. The results show that this strategy isn't all too bad, though probably less effective than the combinations that include 2 NRTIs, like... Read more »

Drugs - Combivir and Retrovir

Kindly explain to me the treatment that I am about to take - Combivir and Retrovir and their side effects please. I am 33 weeks pregnant and will deliver in 38 weeks through ceaser. I'll be starting to take this treatment Monday next week. My...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...I am not sure why you would be given both Combivir (which is a combination pill of Retrovir and Epivir) and also Retrovir (as Retrovir is included in the combination pill). The chemical name for Retrovir is Zidovudine. Read more »

Acute Retroviral Treatment

Can ARS be treated with anti-biotics to lessensymptom duration.
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Antibiotics don't have any role in acute retroviral syndrome.John A. Bartlett, M.D. Read more »

hiv and retrovirals

at what CD4 count should an hiv patieny start taking retrovirals
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
teh current guidelines specify 350 (or higher if you have symptoms). Talk to your doctor about it. Having T cells under 200 increases your risks for opportunistic infections. Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

... Common Name: zidovudine or AZT Brand Name: Retrovir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is... Read more »
infoSIDA

Zidovudina (Retrovir)

... Brand Name: Retrovir Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa análogo de los nucleósidos La zidovudina, conocida también Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Dosing Recommendations Retrovir (Zidovudine) Syrup for HIV-Infected Infants

...recommendation: The recommended dosage in pediatric patients 4 weeks of age and older and weighing > 4 kg is provided in Table 1. RETROVIR Syrup should be used to provide accurate dosage when whole tablets or capsules are not appropriate. ... Read more »
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Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...debajo de la amigdala y otro ms pequeo ms abajo, cerca de la clavcula. Estoy aterrorizado. Que hago??? Si no fuera una sindorme retroviral agudo, a que se pueden deber esos ganglios. Es comn? Read more »

Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
...I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths for people Read more »

my brother

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My brother just turned 48 and seems to be at the end of his long illness. He got HIV in 1990 and has lived through paralysis, two brain surgeries, re-learning to walk and talk two times, and is now struck with the jc virus. He is 3,000 miles away... Read more »

symptons on penis?

Posted by anonymouslad, 1 Reply
I was wondering if anyone could tell me are there any symptoms to look for on your penis if you may have HIV? There's something on mine which I'm a little worried about which has been there for about a week, I'm hoping it is something completely... Read more »