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3TC And Aids

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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lamivudine was approved by the FDA on November 17, 1995, for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children more than 3 months...
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abacavir y 3TC + Efavirenz

Estimadsimo:Hace un ao que recibo tratamiento con abacavir y 3TC + Efavirenz. Hace 3 meses vengo buscando con mi infectlogo un diagnostico diferencial entre colon irritable y diarrea crnica. Tiene en conocimiento algn antecedente igual? Mis cd4 son...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...puedes obtener un diagnstico de tu infectlogo, haz una cita con un gastroenterlogo que tiene experiencia en el campo del VIH/AIDS. Mucha suerte y un gran abrazo.Dr. Steve Read more »

New HIV+, Vaccines, Viral Load, AZT/3TC

First, thank you so much for providing a non-judgemental, un-hurried forum for questions about this life-threatening illness.1) I have recently tested HIV+ and have t-cell count of 398 & viral load of 125,000. I tested + for hepatitis b virus,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
It may be true that vaccination causes a brief rise in viral load, though not all studies show that. It's probable, however, that if you get vaccinated whiletaking effective antiretroviral therapy (like what you'll be taking), any increase would be... Read more »

EFV/AZT/3TC side effects

I've been helping people living with HIV/AIDS,as a clinical officer,recently I came across with case of an individual takin combination above complaining of swelling of scrotum for nine months now,it's painless and does not sub side manualy,past...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Scrotal swelling would be an unusual side effect of either HIV meds or TB so another explanation most likely. I would advise the px to see his HIV specialist and possibly an urologist. KH Read more »

right meds for HIV

Have a relative, the meds they are on are contrimoxazole & stalanev. what is the data on these 2 & also side effects to be aware of, & how they side effects can be managed? Thanks,Africa
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Contrimoxazole I believe is a sulfa antibiotic that is used to prevent a wide range of HIV/AIDS related infections. It is usually well tolerated. Stalanev is the combination of zidovudine + lamivudine (AZT + 3TC) that is Read more »
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Differential Phosphorylation of Zidovudine and Lamivudine (ZDT/3TC) Between Semen and Blood Mononuclear Cells (MCs) in HIV-1-Infected Men

... Differential Phosphorylation of Zidovudine and Lamivudine (ZDT/3TC) Between Semen and Blood Mononuclear Cells (MCs) in HIV-1-Infected Men (Poster 530) Authored by S. Reddy, L. Troiani, J. Kim, Read more »
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Session 84, Abstract 664: Therapy with d4T plus 3TC Produces Sustained Undetectable Levels of Plasma HIV RNA in Patients Treated with Reverse Transcriptase (RT) Inhibitors for 10 Years

...ddI (mean period of 12 months), high-dose d4T "pulse therapy" (for a mean duration of 48 weeks), and, most recently, d4T plus 3TC. Prior to receipt of d4T plus 3TC, their mean CD4 count was 601 cells/mm3 and their mean viral load was 15,450... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Studies Find D4T Plus 3TC Effective Against HIV

...suggests that these parameters will not enter into treatmentdecisions. These studies were sponsored by the American Foundation for AIDSResearch (amfAR) and conducted through its Community Based ClinicalTrials (CBCT) Program. amfAR is the nation's... Read more »
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Poster Session 22339: A Comparison Between Seminal Plasma RNA and Blood Plasma RNA in HIV+ Men Who Receive Either Zidovudine (ZDV) Plus Lamuvidine (3TC) or ZDV Plus 3TC Plus Indinavir

...medications. The study enrolled 15 men with CD4 cell counts below 200, at least 6 months of ZDV (AZT) use, and no prior indinavir or 3TC use, and randomized then to a double-blinded regimen of either AZT/3TC/placebo or AZT/3TC/indinavir. Ten... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you may... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What do HIV/AIDS Doc's do, when they are not seeing you? Ben Young, M.D. In Ukraine, Clinicians Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law Read more »

Los Angeles: Medication Resources: Urgent Help!

Posted by louw, 1 Reply
...the next year. He took a limited ammount of his medication with him and a prescription from South Africa. He is on Combivir (3TC, AZT) and Sustiva (Efaverenz). The problem is that he can't find a pharmacy that will fulfill his South African... Read more »