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Who Takes Retrovir

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TAKING ANTI RETROVIRAL DRUGS

Tested and found HIV positive with a CD4 count of 525. Why are the doctors refusing to place me on treatment? Why do they wait until a CD4 count is less than 200. Why can't they start treatment when they discover that a person is HIV positive.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...more likely to have a side effect from treatment or develop resistance (handicapping future therapy) then to benefit from antiretroviral therapy. Close monitoring by an HIV specialist and attention to other health issues in the meantime works... Read more »

Kaletra alone without epivir & retrovir

I have always wondered what would happen if you took eitherjust the Kaletra or just the Epivir &... Read more »

hiv and retrovirals

at what CD4 count should an hiv patieny start taking retrovirals Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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, Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

... Common Name: zidovudine or AZT Brand Name: Retrovir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Dosing Recommendations Retrovir (Zidovudine) Syrup for HIV-Infected Infants

...recommendation: The recommended dosage in pediatric patients 4 weeks of age and older and weighing > 4 kg is provided in Table 1. RETROVIR Syrup should be used to provide accurate dosage when whole tablets or capsules are not appropriate. ... Read more »
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Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
...I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths for people Read more »

Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...debajo de la amigdala y otro ms pequeo ms abajo, cerca de la clavcula. Estoy aterrorizado. Que hago??? Si no fuera una sindorme retroviral agudo, a que se pueden deber esos ganglios. Es comn? Read more »

a little nervous

Posted by tommyga, 4 Replies
Newly diagnosed. My numbers have been great from bloodwork. I've had two rounds of tests, my VL has been below 14,000 each time, and my CD4 has been around 650 the first time, and 764 most recently. These are good numbers, but I'm a bit torn over... Read more »

So anxious

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...kid's results, it's been almost 2 weeks! I'm going crazy here, I stopped taking the PEP medication yesterday (I was only taking Retrovir and Epivir for the last 4 days - I stopped the Crixivan on Saturday, couldn't take it anymore and read I... Read more »