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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, ZDV, azidothymidine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV WARNING: Zidovudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), liver problems, and blood disorders, including severe anemia. Use...
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want to take a break

i have been takingn ARV for a year now. i have developed very bad side effect of lipodystrophy. big bust and small butocks. skinny arms and chicken legs. when i consulted my doctor he changed my regime from trimune 40 to duovir ie, nevirapine and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It sounds like you may be having side effects related to your new regimen. I would be sure to check in with your doctor so that she/he can examine you and perhpas check your blood to see if there are any major adverse effects occuring. If not, it... Read more »

Involuntary break and tests for baby

Dear Doc, 1) I travelled for 2 months and ran out of crixivan which is part of my meds of 3TC and Retrovir. My viral load has been undetectable ever since I started taking the meds in October 2002 and my CD4 had risen from below 10 to 360 over this...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sorry for the delay in writing back. You did the right thing by stopping all of the medications for exactly the reasons you state. Taking the Retrovir (AZT) and 3TC alone could have led to resistance to these. You can restart all once you get... Read more »

Starting theraphy after a 3-year break?

Dear Doctor,37 year old female, hiv+ since 1990, always in good conditions but in 1997 the viral load rose to 80,000 and although the CD4 count was high and all the numbers OK (CD4 1300, % 40) I was put on meds (AZT and Epivir) which caused anaemia...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for posting your question from Italy.The decision as to when therapy should be started is a difficult one and one that really needs to be made on a case by case basis. Your numbers remain excellent and although you likely have some drug... Read more »

Condomn Break with Prostitute - PEP

I had sex with a female prostitute in Thailand (I know how stupid this sounds). I am South African. On pulling out I discovered the condomn was broken. As I ejaculated quickly I estimate I was not in her for more than 1 minute. After questioning her...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Your exposure was a significant one, although the risk of infection still remains low. That you took any PEP reduces that risk further. No one knows how much PEP is needed to prevent infection and AZT/3TC alone may have been sufficient. Your... Read more »
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FUERA AZT

Posted by Janis, 1 Reply
DICES QUE ESTE FORO ES UN MIERDA NO?, PUES ENTONCES POR QU NO TE LARGAS Y TE REFUNDES CON TU VIH EN OTRO LADO.

ERES DESPRECIABLE. Read more »

azt

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
La azidotimidina o AZT es un agente citotxico, genotxico e inmunotxico, capaz de generar por si mismo el sida. El AZT es adems un potente carcingeno

Que tiene de sireto esto?
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janis da ejemplo y tomate un kilo de azt

Posted by Anonymous
puta ninfomana drogadicta asesina de mierda verguenza de el cornudo de tu padre cabrona de mierday de la puta de tu madre tener una asesina de hija por ke lo de puta es muy flojo para ti gaurra ojala des positivo y te hartes de azt Read more »

quiero creer azt ,explicate

Posted by Anonymous
quiero creer ya que estoy contigo ,los americanos son los mayores fascista despues de hitler o por encima y se que no dudarian en matar millones de vidas con los azt si les diera fructiferos dividendos
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