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A 32-year-old male asked:

Ive had a headache for 3 days with flue like symptoms & local doctor has issued flue meds with lamivudine & zidovudine 150/300 is this normal for non hiv positive patients it an arv just not sure if its ok to take. please advise ?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Viral Illness: I've never heard of using these meds for non-HIV positive patients. Sounds like you have a simple viral illness in which case no meds are indicated. Even if there was concern about Covid (and your symptoms are not very suggestive) these meds would not be used.

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