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Avatar m tn I have had one unprotected sex with a partner only hours before she got a phone call from a doctor that she is HIV positive. After the sex which was very brief I quickly washed myself and passed urine to cleanse myself of her body fluid. Would this have helped reduced the risk of contracting the disease?
Avatar n tn AZT (Retrovir) is a antiviral medication for the treatment of human HIV infection which has been shown to benefit FIV positive cats with either neurologic signs or with stomatitis (oral inflammation) or when the symptoms of viral infection appear. AZT does have side effects, but the side effects are reversible with discontinuation of therapy. These are prescription items.
Avatar m tn It is now nearly 3 weeks since my unprotected sex with a woman who tested HIV +ve the very next day. I have been on PEP treatment (AZT and 3TC) for 2 weeks now. I have had no symptoms of any infection so far and I am in good health but i am getting very worried about the PEP from what I have read. I am also beginning to feel some slight effects on my kidneys with the need to pass urine a bit more frequently than normal.
Avatar m tn Like HBV, HIV is a fast-mutating virus prone to developing resistance to drugs used on their own. That's why many HIV patients responded well to treatment with AZT in the late 1980s, but sickened as the drug lost effectiveness. Locarnini fears a repeat of the HIV story with emerging Hepatitis B drugs.
Avatar m tn Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV was transmitted through transfusions of contaminated blood or blood components. Today, because of blood screening and heat treatment, the risk of getting HIV from such transfusions is extremely small.
Avatar m tn I've just start to get worried again after reading that some strains of the virus are resistant to AZT. My PEP treatment was just lamiduvine 100mg + zidovudine (AZT) 300mg. Do you think that lamiduvine could handle the azt resistant virus? This very resistant virus are rare?
Avatar m tn I'll try to answer some of ur questions but you should know that going on PEP only should be prescribed by an HIV specialist.usually PEP is prescribed for people who had unprotected sex with a confirmed HIV+ person since it has many side effects on body.so you should see a specialist or post ur question on expert forum as soon as possible because PEP is not effective more then 72 hours post exposure.
Avatar n tn Side effects from PEP??? What about sides effects of HIV treatment for life??? I'll take the PEP... in no time... and advice to homosexuals... there are a lot of bad people outthere... if someone tells you I have nothing, dont just take their words, go and tell them lets go and get tested and prove it to me... if they come back negative, you can feel more save... of course there is always a risk.. the risk that the guy might be in his window period...
Avatar m tn You also stated that you will get an HIV test IMMEDIATELY after you finish your PEP treatment. Whichever doctor put you on PEP should have explained to you the post-PEP HIV testing recommendations are to test at six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure for 100% conclusive results. I'm sorry you are going through something you never had to. PEP is NOT a pleasant experience. What you can grasp onto is knowing that a few months down the road, you will have peace of mind.
Avatar f tn I have known being the carrier for about 10 years (probably since birth). I first started treatment since Jan 08, due to very high load of DNA (almost 600m copies) and high AST, ALT (200, 600 respectively). Echographie abdominale shows Liver were functioning well (all following tests showed same result). As prescribed by doctor, I have been using Baraclude since. After 6 months treatment (Jul 08), ALT, AST were back in normal range. Virus count dropped to less than 30K copies .
Avatar f tn Hello Doctor - I have experienced long term side effects and toxicity related health problems after taking a course of HIV post exposure prophylaxis (also known as PEP). I took mine in February and was put on Combivir (AZT Zidovudine) and Kaletra to prevent infection after I was exposed to an HIV positive female. Ever since then I have been struggling with health problems that seem to have no explanation.
Avatar n tn Johnson; "At that time [I was diagnosed HIV positive], we had only one [drug]: AZT," he said. "Now we have 22. The reason I am doing well is because of the drugs. I am following my doctor's program, and I am making sure I get exercise and a proper diet," he continued. "It's been mind over matter, too. I always felt I was going to beat HIV. I had to put that in my mind to live and breathe that every day.
Avatar n tn I am a 31 yr old male, H/O oesophigitis/reflux, hernia and told hyperacidity since 19 HIV +ve since 1994 (24yrs) Current treatment 40mg omeprazole daily which is now not working. S/S acidity reflux, difficulty in swallowing(gagging and vomiting) insatiable nausea. HIV nelfinivir,AZT,3TC and abacavir. viral load undetecable CD4s>650 noraml weight for age/height Father has similar gastric history (last 10 yrs) now 63.
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Avatar f tn gov/pubmed/16276517 According to some information from various sites, people suffering from Sjogren Syndrome, respont well to treatment with AZT, a drug to treat HIV+. I don't know whether this was posted earlier, but I think it might be interesting and horrible news at the same time. Overstressed.
Avatar n tn Yes, if someone has antibodies to HIV. Then yes, they are HIV positive. Antibodies don't go away with time.
Avatar m tn but I'll re-post the report by Dr. Cho more specifically 1) first report - Set HIV positives into 4 groups taking AZT, taking KRG / non-taking AZT, taking KRG / taking AZT, non-taking KRG / both non taking groups. with KRG and AZT, CD4 cells can increase, p24 antigen decrease other group did not.
Avatar m tn Why are you concerned about AZT, you didn't take AZT. Now move along.
Avatar m tn Rapid blood test for HIV - negative Injection and medicine for Gonorrhea Medicine for Chlamydia Medicine for Herpes virus AZT 300mg (zidovudine) 3TC 150mg (lamivudine) (Ceftriazone injection, Ciprofloxacin, Acyclovir and Azithromycin) and NO ALCHOL! I have finish the tabs for chlamydia and herpes now. Whilst on these meds and the AZT and 3TC I was nausea (didn't vomited dispite 12 hours in a plane). I have constant diarrhea but sometime soft solids.
Avatar m tn UAB has become the leader in the research and treatment of HIV. we go this thursday to find out his levels...and i am so scared...this is when reality will set in. another thing that is different in the treatment of HIV is that they are holding off meds. until they are absolutely needed. they found through the years that ppl who are started early...that the meds. stopped working after a while. years ago there was one drug...AZT...now UAB has 25 drugs used in combination with each other..
Avatar n tn this means that HIV doesnt necessarily cause AIDS outbreak if the person is well taken care of. Teak, are u on any HIV treatment? such as HAART? wat u do to keep urself in good shape?
Avatar n tn a) he was lying and was HIV positive, or b) if he thought he was HIV negative but was really in the "acute infection" stage of HIV infection. After the incident, I realized how stupid I had been and the dangers of HIV. I went to the ER after the incident and the docs told me that I had no major cuts or lesions inside my mouth that they could see (although my dry, chaffed lips did bleed a little when I was waiting in the ER).
Avatar f tn im 6months pregnant and im hiv positive waitin 4 my results 4 the cd4 count and the viral load.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am a person from China. Two days ago, I injected Human Rabies Immunoglobulin in a hospital of China. Because China had a terrible history on blood transfusion (a large infect of hiv byblood transfusion in Henan Province in 1995) and blood products( blood coagulation factor VII infected hiv to homophilia people in 1999). I was very afraid of the injection of Human Rabies Immunoglobulin. I know if people had blood with hiv, the rate of infection more than 90%.
Avatar m tn Nov 17, 09 - I was working as a student nurse. Blood from HIV positive patient flicked directly into my eye. About two minutes passed before I rinsed my eyes. After a quick water rinse, the RN told me to put hand sanitizing foam (alcohol) into my eyes. My eyes immediately turned red and burned from this. I was seen in the ER and within three hours was put on Kaletra and Reyataz.
Avatar m tn Emtricitabine has not been approved for people with HIV who are also infected with hepatitis B. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking emtricitabine. People who have HIV that is resistant to the drug 3TC (Epivir) will almost certainly be resistant to emtricitabine as well. People with kidney problems should lower the dose.
585414 tn?1288944902 (please note this a clinically detailed criteria that was documented inconclusively by standard psychiatric and neurological researchers decades ago and being part of the medical model thankfully never ended up in the wrong hands of people who were anti-treatment). I still experience it and in one dissociative dream I had yesterday there was a whole shelf full of old textbooks that I couldn't open. The symbolism was obvious. I had to do my "home work". So I did.
Avatar f tn Precisely, by going on this site and seeing what so many brave people went thur on Interferon (which I equate to the AZT of the first HIV meds), the Riba, the Incevick, and so on. So, I waited, I know it was risky....but that was the decision I made. I was stage 2/3. In any event, I treated in October of 2014. My last test was in June...I was still undected. I do wonder will it come back? Will it come back after a year? Or once you reach the magic SVR - your "cured".
Avatar n tn An antibiotic is formally defined as a microbial product that kills or inhibits other microbes. AZT and most of the other agents used to treat HIV infections are synthetic molecules. They should rightly be referred to as antiviral agents, antiviral drugs or perhaps antimicrobics, and antibiotic should be reserved for such familiar things as penicillin and streptomycin." David M. Carlberg, Ph.D.
Avatar f tn You kind have to rule things out when it is not too specific. As for a treatment for HIV, a lot of health care workers have to take AZT if (I haven't forgetten) . Since I was negative at baseline and 3 months they didn't give me anything. I haven't heard of any new profilactic treatment but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I am far from an expert in knowledge of HIV. And, I'm getting tired, which doesnt' help. I'll double check the AZT. But you don't want to take it if you don't have to.