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Zidovudine Adverse Effects

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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is 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 manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The patent on zidovudine expired in 2005 and several generic versions have been...
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adverse effect of HIV on bone marrow edema

Hello Doctor,I wondered if HIV in acute phase can cause any noticable damage to the bone marrow. Thank you....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
People with acute HIV infection can demonstrate decreased white blood cell counts, including lymphocytes and specifically CD4 cells. Once the immune response has been established, these decreases usually resolve. So there is likely some temporary... 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 »

street drugs adverse side effects with hiv drugs.

Dr Bob,My Friends and I are going to palm springs in October,we are planning to take an ecstasy.We rarely take the drug and don't plan to make a habit of it.None of use are taking Protease Inhibitors; but all of us take Sustiva and viramune...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Guys,Hopefully you were at my talk on Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll the other night. We covered this topic in detail. I would be delighted to review that information with you but we are devoting this forum exclusively to issues of fatigue and... Read more »

street drugs - adverse side effects with hiv drugs

My Friends and I are going to palm springs in October, we are planning to take an ecstasy. We rarely take the drug and don't plan to make a habit of it. None of use are taking Protease Inhibitors; but all of us take Sustiva and viramune along...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, sorry to hear its been a bad year... and hope you have a good time. Without too much regret the next morning...As for drug interactions -- the expected interactions between either Sustiva or Viramune would be to decrease the level by some... Read more »
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stribid side effects

Posted by sunniva, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed march 23 and I have been on stribid for 31 days now and i was wondering if anyone was having any side affects Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi all! Im one of those who just tested postive. My cd4 is 320 and as per my doctor Im on what you call "gray zone" level. Done with my baselines and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im... Read more »

HIV and Hep. B

Posted by CountTheStars, 1 Reply
I recently tested positive and I was vaccinated against Hep. B years ago. Does this mean that I am considered to have Hep. B as far as drug reactions are concerned since the antibodies are present in my system because of the vaccination? Read more »

triomune 40

Posted by treading_water
Is there anyone using this medication and if so have you had any negative side affects? I have been on this treatment program for 2 months now. I feel now different than I did before taking the drug. No stomach problems or discomfort at all. I was... Read more »