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Who Is At Risk For Hepatotoxicity

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viramune/truvada combo

I am 40yr old male with Tcells above 500, viral load undetectable, and saw a note recommending males over 400+ Tcells should not perhaps be on viramune. Is this true and if so please ex-plain to me what may be the problem.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...not recommended in women with T cells above 250 and men above 400. This is because these patients seem to have an increased risk of hepatotoxicity - or drug injury.However, there are several studies showing now that if you are switched to... Read more »

From Efivarenz to nevirapin

Hi Doc. My husband and I are planning to have a baby. I am on Efivarenz and Lamzid currently. How... Read more »

Comining two-daily neviripine doses

My close friend is on 200mg of Neviripine and 300mg of Combivire, both twice daily, together. ... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Hepatotoxicity

...take only one pill a day for the first 14 days, then to increase to two pills a day. This dosing schedule may decrease your risk of developing hepatotoxicity. Viramune-associated hepatotoxicity usually occurs within the first 12 weeks of taking... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viramune

...and incidence of rash. Tips: Monitor liver function tests and signs of rash during first six months. The increased period of risk for liver injury is primarily in the first 18 weeks of taking Viramune. Do not ignore yellowing of your eyes or... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Overlapping Epidemics: TB, HIV and Viral Hepatitis

...where injection drug use is the primary mode of HIV transmission, an increase in new hepatitis B and/or C infections among high risk populations commonly precedes a spike in HIV incidence. If drug users in these regions are denied access to the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Optimizing Antiretroviral Therapy for HCV-Coinfected People

...best way to determine what is happening to liver tissue, but it is expensive, invasive, can be painful, and carries a small risk of complications; rarely, these have been life-threatening. Ongoing research is evaluating several alternatives to... Read more »
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Should i Start medication???

Posted by coconyc, 3 Replies
Hi im Coco from nyc I though the benefit or getting tested its to find out the virus in a early time so u can get a good treatment that prolong ur life in a better condition, i got my first results a month ago and i got CD4:276 and VL: 3616, so my... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

I'm major stressed is this low risk/no risk?

Posted by xandernumpty
...boxers and then went and cleaned up. I was sober.. well one beer. But he was a complete random stranger. Have i put myself at risk?, i called an sti hotline they said no risk, the health clinic nurse said minimal whilst the health counsellor... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...child. However, the CDC said that because most occupational exposures to HIV do not result in transmission of the virus, the risk of side effects from nevirapine should be balanced against the risk of HIV transmission. "In this setting, the... Read more »