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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
AZT allergy: Zidovudine is an antiviral medication that can be used in the treatment of HIV. For possible adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/zidovudi ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Antiretrovirals: The HIV mutates continuously, and this is one of several reasons why combination therapy with several drugs attacking the virus in different stages of ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But the choice of combinations will depend upon assessment by a competent HIV specialist, measuring not only the sensitivity of the virus in a given p ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Barrier protection: You are safe if you practice safe sex. These new medications may offer additional protection but are no substitute.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: I am not aware of any data supporting an effect of zidovudine on syphilis.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
New drugs better: Azt (zidovudine) is an old drug with considerable toxicity. It's not widely used in the U.S. Anymore. The many antiretroviral agents that have take ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
That depends: Azt (zidovudine) ishas a lot of side effects and toxicity, which is why it's less often used in the U.S. And other resource-rich countries these days. ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
AZT (zidovudine) treats HIV: Azt or zidovudine is one of several HIV medications used to treat HIV infection. It belongs to a class of HIV medications called nucleoside reverse t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regim ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regim ... Read More
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