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Which Has Less Side Effects Retrovir Or Viread

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Epivir

...almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $432.16 / month for 300 mg tablets, $115.33/ month for 240 ml bottle Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: This remains one of the most easily tolerated HIV medications. Side effects (rarely seen) may include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, hair loss, insomnia, malaise (general...
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PEP Side Effects

I'm a 35 yo man who I was having receptive anal sex with another man (casual sex) yesterday (10/28/10). Unfortunately the condom broke during intercourse. When I heard the sound the condom was broken, I withdrew immediately, but then I saw he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Side effects vary greatly from person to person. Some folks can tolerate these medications with essentially no side effects or toxicities. Read more »

Condom failure - PEP side effects (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear DocI am a bisexual male who has always tried to be safe when it comes to sexual partners. However during recent insertive anal sex with a casual male partner (of unknown HIV status), the condom split. I withdrew less than a minute later without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...scared and bewildered. A twist of humor is also helpful.I have searched the archives. Simple question, I think, can PEP meds side effects mimic ARS?Thank you kindly for your answer and please find a donation forthcoming to the foundation.Regards,... Read more »

effectiveness of Aspen Lamzid

My doctor put me on ASPEN Lamzid(zidovudine300mg and lamivudine 150mg) 5 Hours after exposure to sexual intercourse with an HIV infected lady. Is this the best treatment and how high are the chances of being infected. After how long can i do an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you could see an HIV specialist sooner than 14 days, particularly if you have any difficulty tolerating the therapy (drug side effects or toxicities) or develop any symptoms. A full course of PEP is only 28 days in duration. Perhaps the HIV... Read more »

I need to replace my AZT

Hi, I have been on retrovir epivir for ten years and I am noticing some side effects. From everything I've read the sooner I quit the retrovir the better my chances of recovering a normal appearance. I do not want to change one set of side effects...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Retrovir (AZT) is usually changed to Viread when side effects occur although some clinicians sometimes choose to switch over to Ziagen or Videx EC. The main potential side effect from Viread Read more »
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Videx EC

...$368.72 / month) Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away... Read more »
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Trizivir

... AWP: $1,518.76 / month Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: The most common side effects of Trizivir are the same as those of the drugs it contains -- see... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...Drug name Drug class How many times a day the drug is usually taken Some of the side effects the drug may have We have also listed the drug makers and their Web address so you can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

... What Is Abacavir? Who Should Take Abacavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Abacavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Reaction How Does Abacavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Abacavir? Abacavir (Ziagen)... Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't know why Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...give her one year, without six months. Three young children 12 through five (she is only 26). I don't think he has really considered what this will mean and her self esteem is so low she has just decided that this is the hand that fate dealt her.... Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle these... Read more »