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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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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Zerit (Definition)

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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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D4t (Definition)

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