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hiv medications
Jul 28, 2010

i have been taking sustiva and epzicom. now out of epzicom, and have been advised to order abacivir 600-300 from singapore, a generic for epzicom what do you think. i have no insurance, and am desperate for meds. please advise

Response from Dr. Henry

Recommend not taking Sustiva by itself. Need to use with two other drugs (cheaper generic versions of drugs such as abacavir + lamivudine are an option if limited $$ though access via mail order is variable. Drug companies do have patient drug plans that can provide drugs if you qualify. Ryan White programs may also be an option for some patients depending on financial situation (if no income or assets then usually qualify). Need to discuss options/strategies with your HIV doc or local AIDS service organization. KH



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