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Abacavir And Aids

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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer Brand Name: Ziagen Other Name(s): FABC, ABC sulfate, Abacavir sulfate, Sulfato de abacavir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Abacavir sulfate, also known as Ziagen or ABC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block
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Tenofovir or Abacavir

What is another name for the above HIV/AIDS medication?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tenofovir (= Viread and if combined with FTC=Truvada) while abacavir = Ziagen (if combined with 3TC/lamuvidine= Epzicom). KH Read more »

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 »

abacavir hypersensitivity

I began my hiv treatment of abacavir, 3tc and efv and by the end of 6 weeks of treatment developed a rash, gastrointestinal problems and severe achiness, my doctor determined I was hypersensitive to the abacavir and discontinued all treatment until...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Hypersensitivity reaction to abacavir generally develops over the first 1-4 weeks of use-unusual to develop after 6 weeks. Generally only occur in persons positive Read more »

Allergic to Efavirenz & Abacavir Sulfate

Thank you for your helpful response to my previous question, http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SideEffects/Archive/Ear/Q182268.htmlMy mothers treatment was stopped for about 2 months while we waited for her to recover from the side effects of...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...I am very sorry to hear of your mother's plight. At this stage, I would probably avoid the efavirenz and abacavir. I might consider a combination of tenofovir, lamivudine and a protease inhibitor of some sort (if this is available to you). Read more »
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Performs Better Than Abacavir/Lamivudine in Subgroup of Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV-Infected Individuals

...antiretroviral therapy (ART), it has been unclear which of two commonly used drug combinations is safer and more effective: abacavir plus lamivudine or tenofovir plus emtricitabine. Now, the first published results of a study known as A5202... Read more »
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Session 286/12204: Combination Abacavir (1592, ABC)/Amprenavir (141W94) Therapy in HIV-1 Infected Antiretroviral Naïve Subjects with CD4+ Cell Counts >400 cells/mL and Viral Load >5000 copies/mL

...Dr. Bart and colleagues presented preliminary results from this open-label study of abacavir, an experimental nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, and amprenavir, an experimental protease inhibitor, in 40 Read more »
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Late Breaker No. LB15: Randomized Trial of Abacavir in Combination with Indinavir and Efavirenz in HIV-Infected Patients with NRTI Experience

...who had received at least two months of combination NRTI therapy (AZT or D4T with 3TC) were then randomized to receive either abacavir (ABV) or placebo. Further randomization occurred for patients with CD4>50 within each ABV group so that they... Read more »
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Abacavir Use in HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

... Abacavir Use in HIV-Positive Pregnant Women (WePeB5909) Authored by A.M. Puga, M.L. Brown, S.M. Widmayer View the original abstract Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...there 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... Read more »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...screwed up about the whole thing) I am currently undectable and I?m taking Reyataz [atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. Cheers Mondo Read more »

Back on Meds--Almost

Posted by Blixer, 6 Replies
...Well my doctor determined that he thinks my problem was with the Abacavir in the Epzicom. So he gave me two options. Replace the abacavir with Videx and leave everything else the same or also drop Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...very watchful when I initially got started and had follow up calls to me regarding any problems if in deed I was blinded on the Abacavir. Either I am on it and am fine or I am not on the Epzicom part of the study. I feel and this is only my... Read more »