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Zdv And Hiv

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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, or Retrovir, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase,
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HIV Dementia

I have been HIV+ for 19 years and have been undetected for the last 8 years. I recently was diagnosed with HIV dementia. My viral load is <60 and my t cell count 660. I am on Viread and Epzicom for the last 8 years. Do I need to have my meds...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Unfortunately, some people develop symptoms of HIV dementia even with undetectable viral load and adequate T-cells. There is not much evidence that some antiretrovirals are better Read more »

occupational needle sticks

I was stuck by a needle of an hiv patient with a 670000 copies/ml hiv1 rna by pcr. the needle was very small it had been used to give her a shot of neupogen in her left deltoid. i had on gloves but i did feel the needle pierce my skin while it was...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...It is true that the data we have on PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) mostly deals with AZT. However, there is no reason to think that a very potent combination such as Truvada and Kaletra would not be as, if not much Read more »

Neuropathy in feet and general fatigue

I have been on Viracept and Combivir for over two years quite successfully. However I still experience neuropathy and general fatigue. Anything I can do about these problems? Bob D
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...of Combivir. It may also be the result of anemia (another side effect of ZDV). The neuropathy that you describe is probably HIV-related, more than medications, since neither Combivir or Viracept are associated with significantly increased risk.... Read more »

Alternatives to PACTG 076

I have been HIV+ 15 years. I was drug naive until I began HAART, a combination of Nevirapine, Abacavir and 3tc. I am perfectly adherent to this regimen, accomplishing 9 years of complete viral suppression. With self-insemination, my sero-negative...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Mother to child transmission of HIV is directly related to maternal viral load and studies have shown that when viral load is in excess of 100,000 copies/ml the Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

A Note to Physicians: Important Information on the Combination of Zidovudine (ZDV) and Stavudine (d4T) in ZDV-experienced HIV-Infected Patients

...counts occurred in the other arms of the study. No significant differences in adverse events, serious laboratory toxicities or HIV-related clinical events were observed among the four treatment groups. Viral load is still being analyzed and... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

From AZT to ZDV, a Glossary for People With HIV

...Azithromycin (Zithromax┬«): An antibiotic used to treat Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). AZT (Retrovir┬«, zidovudine, ZDV): The first drug licensed to treat HIV. Today it is almost always used in combination with other anti-HIV drugs.... Read more »
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Molecular ZDV Resistance and the Risk of Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission in the Women and Infants Transmission Study

...presented data on the viralisolates from 136 women who were treated with AZT during pregnancy toestimate the frequency of developing HIV resistance mutations andtransmitting resistant virus to their offspring. About a third of the womenhad been... Read more »
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Poster Session 22339: A Comparison Between Seminal Plasma RNA and Blood Plasma RNA in HIV+ Men Who Receive Either Zidovudine (ZDV) Plus Lamuvidine (3TC) or ZDV Plus 3TC Plus Indinavir

...patient is using effective anti-HIV medications. The study enrolled 15 men with CD4 cell counts below 200, at least 6 months of ZDV (AZT) use, and no prior indinavir or 3TC use, and randomized then to a double-blinded regimen of either... Read more »
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