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Zidovudine Adverse Effects

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...PI-naive patients who did not maintain virologic suppression -- this "high genetic barrier" minimizing the risk of virologic resistance is an important reason why PIs are considered in some circumstances. The most common clinical adverse effect with Kaletra is diarrhea -- it is this "tolerability" issue that contributes to why Kaletra was deemed a less successful choice compared to Reyataz in a recent large study in people starting treatment....
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Restarting ART after 2 years

Im writing from Ethiopia, regarding my mother. She started ART two-years ago, but abandoned it. She felt from the beginning that medicine was a contradiction to her belief in Christ as a healer, and this was made worse by a very rough early start...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...I am glad that your mother is trying her best to fight this infection. Many people get discouraged if they have adverse effects to treatment. I agree that it sounds as though your mother may have had an allergic reaction to efavirenz (which is... Read more »

new hiv meds

I went to my regularvisit with my doctor to discuss the possibility of changing to a new regimen of drugs.The doctor prescribedPrezista, Norvir, and Truvada. I went to website called to get new information pertaining to doses and...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir) and lamivudine (3TC, Epivir). AZT, as a thymidine analogue, has been associated with multiple long term adverse effects. I personally encourage all my patients on AZT to switch to another regimen if an option is... Read more »

adverse effect of betamethasone, topical corticosteroid cream

hello doctor, i have used betamethasone cream for 2 months before i took my elisa test, does this affect test or could cause false negative?the result was both non reactive for HIv-1 and Hiv 2.I use that cream everytime my sebo flares up, since year...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dexamethasone does not cause false + HIV tests. Read more »

Bi-Polar Dx and Depakote

I have been diagnosed Bi-Polar, and taking Depakote 500mg a day. What is the normal dose, and safe maximum dose? What Rx and OTC meds should I avoid? Anything else I should know?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...of Depakote can range from 500 mg/day up to as much as 3000 mg/day. Usually the dose is adjusted according to response and adverse effects. Blood levels are also used to help manage the dosage, with therapeutic levels considered to be in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Comparison of Two HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Regimens Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Amsterdam: Adverse Effects Do Not Influence Compliance

...though fewer adverse events were reported on regimen 2," the study authors reported. "ALT need not be routinely tested to monitor adverse effects. The five seroconversions were not likely caused by PEP failure, but rather ongoing HIV exposures." ... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Managing the Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy

...remain adherent to their assigned multidrug regimen. However, each of these antiretroviral agents is associated with a number of adverse effects -- and these can range from merely bothersome to potentially deadly. Clinicians must therefore weigh... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Specific Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy Vary Depending on Race, Gender, Study Says

...For the study, Ellen Tedaldi of Temple University's School of Medicine and colleagues compared the frequency and types of adverse effects among 1,301 patients who were initiating antiretroviral therapy. The study included 701 black... Read more »
The Body PRO

Substituting With Tenofovir Decreases the Adverse Effects Seen With Other NRTIs

...their current nucleoside antiviral agents. The majority of patients (68%) stopped stavudine (d4T, Zerit), while 12% stopped zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir), 13% stopped didanosine (ddI, Videx), and 7% stopped other nucleoside antivirals. Most of the... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »