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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stavudine (Overview)

Stavudine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


Dr. Heidi Fowler
11 doctors shared insights

Stavudine (Overview)

Stavudine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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I inquired about getting a DNA test to for possible HIV and everyone is saying to get a zerit (stavudine) shot, what is that?i

I inquired about getting a DNA test to for possible HIV and everyone is saying to get a zerit (stavudine) shot, what is that?i

Get a second opinion: Zerit (stavudine) is a protease inhibitor. Though I do think HIV testing is very important, an injection with this drug is not appropriate. Optimally, therapy requires 3 drugs. Even before getting meds, additional testing and counseling is required for HIV therapy. Call your local Public Health Department STD clinic or hotline, for details of the most appropriate steps to get dx and tx for HIV. ...Read more

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Can retrovir (zidovudine) and stavudine (d4t, zerit) be taken together in an HIV regimen of medicine?

Can retrovir (zidovudine) and stavudine (d4t, zerit) be taken together in an HIV regimen of medicine?

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 patient, but the tolerance of that patient to the side-effects of the medicines. ...Read more

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Is this free?

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Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

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Is this live?

Yes and No: There are doctors on here all the time. Your questions may get answered immediately or be answered later, depending on the expertise of the doctors online at the time and whether they see your question. ...Read more

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I got pleups?

Do you mean polyps?: Regular follow up with primary care doctor! ...Read more

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What's a spur?

What's a spur?

Spur : Most spurs are completely asymptomatic. They don't need any specific treatment. Very few need surgery. ...Read more

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How to be fit?

How to be fit?

There are a number..: There are a number of helpful steps. First, MOVE MORE--incorporate more physical exercise into your daily routine. Take subway or bike to work or school. Play sports. Take at least two 15 minute walks each day or do a 30-40 minute aerobic workout, with warm up and cool down, at least 5 days a week. Try interval training. Develop a program to build strength and flexibility. Eat healthy foods/drink water. Sleep well ...Read more

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Who gets chip?

Who gets chip?

See below: Chip = children's health insurance program — it is a type of medicaid for kids. Depending on a state's requirements, kids under 18 can be covered by the state's health insurance program if the parents are under a certain income level. Kids can be enrolled through their schools, pediatricians, or hospitals. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
6 doctors shared insights

Zerit (Definition)

Zerit is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
9 doctors shared insights

D4t (Definition)

D4T is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more


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