They claimed that the ability of AZT
to prevent the transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to her fetus and the protection that AZT
affords some health care workers after needle sticks are both examples of post- infection treatment rather than examples of prophylaxis.
The daily quoted Gou Xilian, a PR officer with the Northeast Pharmaceutical Group, as saying that the cost of the Chinese-made AZT
will be only about one-tenth that of the imported version but have the same effectiveness.
is one ingredient of the three-part drug "cocktail" most commonly used to treat people infected with the virus.
In October 1999, Mbeki told parliament that there was "a large volume of scientific evidence that AZT
The six-month AZT
treatment, they said, not only was very expensive but required frequent medical monitoring beyond the capacity of developing countries.
They didn't even check him for tetanus, they were so sure about this AZT
Approved December 31, 1990 for the treatment of anemia related to AZT
therapy in HIV infection.
Researchers reported that significantly more antiretroviral-naive patients taking Sustiva in combination with AZT
and 3TC exhibited suppressed levels of HIV to below quantifiable levels (less than 400 copies/mL) than people taking indinavir in combination with AZT
According to Yovetich, "lowering the rate of mother to child transmissions is an important and worthwhile prevention goal," however she adds that "an emphasis on AZT
to decrease transmission during pregnancy has led in some cases to HIV-positive women taking only AZT
First, the regimen of antenatal, intrapartum, and neonatal AZT
requires that women present to the clinic early in their pregnancy for HIV testing and counseling; that they follow the rigorous 076 protocol, which includes five pills per day for at least twelve weeks, and intravenous administration of AZT
during delivery; and that the neonates follow a six-week, four-times-per-day, oral AZT
regimen, during which time the women are required to abstain from breastfeeding.
alone dropped that rate to less than eight per cent.
, for example, tries to block HIV before it can reproduce in the T cell nucleus.