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What Is Azt Medication

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is AZT toxic

To Dr. Franscino: My Hiv specialist told me that over a period of time AZT can be toxic as it builds up in a persons system. My question is, is this true, and if it is true, why even use a drug that over time can prove to be toxic?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...That's easy. It's better than the consequences of uncontrolled HIV replication. As new, better-tolerated and less toxic HIV medications have been developed and become available, our use of AZT has significantly decreased.Dr. Bob Read more »

facial wasting of combivir

dear doctor,i just bagin to eat combivir+stocrin in these days.i want to know if everyone who eat... Read more »
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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, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...provider should consider your CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking HIV medications. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about guidelines for the use of ART. If you take zidovudine with... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Combivir

... Combo Drug Common Name: zidovudine (AZT) and lamivudine (3TC) Brand Name: Combivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

... What Are Combination Medications? What Are PK Boosters? Combinations of Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") Combinations of a Non-Nucleoside Read more »
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s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...induction/maintenance strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me side effects with these? also is facial lipotrophy a side... Read more »

atripla first medication regimen

Posted by JavierNYC, 6 Replies
...atripla the one a day pill this will be my first regimen and im glade because its only one pill a day, has anyone taken this medication? i hear that some people have nightmares is that true, im nervous! Read more »

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Posted by Alex1, 2 Replies
...of ART in Africa is leading toward pharmagenocide - direct medical killing. It is has been scientifically demonstrated that AZT and other ART drug regimes are actually causing Iatrogenic-AIDS - medically induced AIDS - or what Prof. Peter... Read more »