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What Retrovir Treats

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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

... What Is Lipodystrophy? Is Lipo Dangerous? What Causes Lipo? Can Lipo Be Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, or "lipo" for short, is a collection of body shape changes in people taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). "Lipo" refers to fat, and "dystrophy" means
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HIV AIDS proper treatment

I recenlty came across an opinion that since higly active anti-retroviral therapy came about it is not necessary medically to treat patients with infusions or injections except in rare cases where the platelet count is low or when there is active...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Effective HIV treatment has decreased but not elimiinated the need in some cases for other treatments for thrombocytopenia. In our clinic we have Read more »

AZT related Anemia

What other HIV drugs, other than Combivir, contain AZT and therefore may cause anemia?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...Active Antiretroviral Therapy). Development of anemia can occur with any "AZT" containing regimen, and also can be effectively treated.CombivirRetrovir } all contain AZTZidovudine 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 »

What is HAART?

Dear Doctor,Please explain me what the HAART is and how does cost.I don't know about it.Thank you.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HAART stands for "Highly Active AntiRetroviral Therapy"-- namely the multidrug cocktails that we use to treat HIV. BY Read more »
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Retrovir (Zidovudine)

...Description Retrovir was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 1987 as the first antiretroviral to treat HIV disease. The drug is manufactured and distributed by GlaxoSmithKline. Retrovir is a nucleoside reverse... Read more »
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What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

...Resistance? Can These Drugs Cure AIDS? When Do I Start? Which Drugs Do I Use? What's Next? What Is ART? ART means treating retroviral infections like HIV with drugs. The drugs do not kill the virus. However, they slow down the... Read more »
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Filgrastim (Neupogen)

...Filgrastim is sold as Neupogen┬«. It is manufactured byAmgen. Why Do People With HIV Take Filgrastim? Filgrastim does not treat HIV disease. It is used to treat ashortage of neutrophils. This condition is called neutropenia. Ifyou don't have... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

... What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV How Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a shortage of hemoglobin (HGB). HGB is a protein in red blood cells. Read more »
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Has anyone else been through anything like this?

Posted by jayjay1979, 2 Replies
...8 years ago when i was a student in the US i put myself at very high risk of hiv and had what i thought was acute retroviral infection. I tested at 8 weeks negative through a clinic and 16 weeks negative through the home access home test kit.... Read more »

Call for meds for Guatemala

Posted by Anonymous
...(Pyrimethamine) Sustiva (Efavirens) Neurontin 300 y 400 mg We welcome all donations of anti-retrovirals and other medicines used to=2 treat opportunistic infections associated with AIDS. The medicines are=20 donated to the Luis Angel Garc=EDa... Read more »

Isn't This Great?

Posted by BabyPeanut
...drugs. The move is one of several proposals to strengthen the government's efforts to fight HIV/Aids. Mark Haywood, the Treatment Action Campaign's (TAC) spokesperson, said the announcement was as important as the Cabinet's April 17... Read more »

good doctors in NY

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Looking for a good doctor in New York. Newly diagnosed and want the best. Anyone with a recommendation? FSB Read more »