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What Is Azt For AIDS?

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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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EFV/AZT/3TC side effects

I've been helping people living with HIV/AIDS,as a clinical officer,recently I came across with case of an individual takin combination above complaining of swelling of scrotum for nine months now,it's painless and does not sub side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Scrotal swelling would be an unusual side effect of either HIV meds or TB so another explanation most likely. I would advise the px to see his HIV specialist and possibly an urologist. KH... Read more »


Could AZT be a contributing factor to the onset of AIDS? Isn't AZT a very toxic drug used originally for chemotherapy? It seems to me that AZT would kill human cells which is the opposite of what is needed. Thanks for your time....
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
It sounds like you have been hearing some very old bits of information and misinformation. It is very clear to hundreds of leading researchers that AZT is not part of the cause of AIDS. A document summarizing much of this was prepared to deal with... Read more »

Nueropathy & AZT ???

This is very urgent as I have to stop taking AZT immediately.In your responce below you have mentioned that AZT has no connection with neuropathy. am on PEP taking...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your symptoms are not consistent with drug-induced neuropathy which starts in the otes and can gradually advance up the legs. Just about every HIV medicine has "neuropathy" listed as a possible side effect. However, AZT is not commonly a... Read more »

I have read that AZT is a killer and should not be taken

I have read that AZT is a killer and very toxic to the bodywhy is it still the first drug that is given to HIV patients...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In my opinion, this is an urban myth about AZT. It got a bad rap several years ago because many people developed bad toxicities and died while taking the drug. The reason for this was two fold. One, the doses given in the late 80s and early 90s were... Read more »
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Para azt.antiazt, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es la nica vez que voy a responderte y es simplemente para decirte que adems de tener una personalidad maligna, sos inculto, mediocre, ignorante y adems tens serias dificultades al expresarte.
No infundas miedos, no tomes el hiv como una broma, por... Read more »


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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Posted by Janis, 1 Reply


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 »