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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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LAMIVUDINE & ZIDOVUDINE CON EFAVIRENZ QUE HAGO?

TOMO ESTE TRATAMIENTO DESDE HACE 3 AOS Y ME METI EN UN GYM Y ME RECOMENDARON INYECTARME DECADURABULIN, PROBIRON Y CIPIONATO DE TESTOTERONA Y EN ESE MOMENTO POR IGNORANCIA DIJE DE UNA QUE NO LUEGO OTRO ME DIJO QUE ME INYECTARA WINTROL Y DECADURABULIN...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas tardes.No deberas estar siguiendo los consejos de la gente que trabaja en tu gym cuando pertenece a los frmacos de cualquier tipo. Respecto a este tema, debes consultar con tu mdico especialista en VIH. Y punto. Un entrenador puede... Read more »

developed lipoatrophy while on videx,zidovudine and aluvia

what is lipoatrophy(from 2006 on videx and zidovudine) and can it be treated and how but i'm now switched to truvada and aluvia after alerting my doctor about my fat distribution...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fat loss (lipoatrophy) and fat gain have been linked to zidovudine and somewhat less so to didanosine (Videx). Switching to Truvada and Aluvia (lopinavir/ritonavir) may stabilize the fat loss... Read more »

tenofovir then zidovudine?

hi doctor, after prolonged use of atripla as the first line drug can a zidovudine based HAART be used as second line? then what the other 2 drugs should be along with zidovudine in that 2nd line HAART? ...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Sometimes, if the HIV virus develops resistance to tenofovir it will mutate down a pathway that will preserve the activity of zidovudine (called the K65R mutation). Also, if there is no drug resistance then zidovudine would be able to work.The other... Read more »

zidovudine

under which of the following conditions is azt (zidovudine) prescribed for patients suffering from hiv?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir) is used as part of combination therapy for the treatment of HIV-infected individuals or in special circumstances... Read more »
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Liver Function

Posted by NYRN, 1 Reply
I'm taking viread, invirase, didanosine, zidovudine and valtrex and my latest labs indicate high on the liver screens. Has anyone had any liver issues - I don't drink so it's not that! Read more »

unprotected sex----ECLIA test

Posted by haohaode, 1 Reply
on 4 February, i had unprotected vaginal sex with a thai sex worker for less than two minutes.
within 24 hours i took Kaletra, lamivudine and zidovudine for 28 days.
on 30 March(8 weeks later), this woman had ECLIA/ Roche Diagnostics test with... Read more »

What is my overall risk of get HIV?

Posted by francisco23016, 1 Reply
Hi,

I am Rodrigo. I write because I have inquiries about risks of transmission of HIV. Three weeks ago, I had receptive and protected anal sex ( we used condom which did not break) with a guy whom has HIV (I realized of that the next morning of the... Read more »

What is my risk?

Posted by francisco23016, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I write here because I have inquiries of transmission of HIV. Two months ago, I had receptive and protected anal sex ( we used condom which did not break) with a guy whom has HIV (I realized of that the next morning of the intercourse).... Read more »