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HIV Treatment Is Resistant To All Strains, Trizivir Is The Drug

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An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Trizivir includes three antiretroviral drugs: abacavir sulfate (Ziagen),
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HIV Treatment and Street Drugs

OK. There is some type of manual that needs to be out there that tells me what street drugs interacts worse with which HIV med, and be honest enough to only list the complications that might occur, even if on med vacation. I am going to a musical...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(likely true with many other drugs you mention). Even HIV+ persons doing well can either transmit HIV to others or acquire a new strain of HIV resistant to drugs from another person. There is concern about using protease inhibitors and... Read more »

Acquiring a drug resistant strain of HIV

I'm HIV negative and practice safer sex, but since HIV is a fact of life in the gay community in which I life, I try to stay educated on the prevention and treatment of HIV.I have two questions about drug resistance. If I were to acquire HIV from...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...when he or she is interpreting a drug resistant test. If that same patient was started back on ART, the same resistant viral strains would quickly become the dominant strain, and the patient would again fail the regimen due to the re-emergence... Read more »

Worried Sick!!!!!

I know this isn't the topic for this forum, but I feel very comfortable with your answers..... I have been on Trizivir and Sustiva for almost 8 years nw. My VL has always been undetectable and my CD4 has ranged anywhere from 600-900. Recently my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...well as many of the not-so-common potential causes of HIV-associated fatigue. You can read much more about the causes of and treatment for HIV-associated fatigue in the archives of the Fatigue and Anemia forum.Your delayed HIV/AIDS diagnosis is... Read more »

Topping up trizivir

Dr Cohen:I've been on trizivir for about 15 months now, with mixed results. For the first few months it worked fine: v/l was <50 (it was 100,000 when I started after a 15 month break), T-4 climbed from 200 to 460. But after about 6 months things...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...convictions about how high above 200 we recommend someone to start. And, if all is said and done, when / if we ever get the perfect HIV treatment this will be a much easier debate. Since much of the back and forth about waiting versus... Read more »
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Project Inform

Learning How to Treat HIV Disease

...that shows treatment is working is 90% less viral load, or a 1 log difference . Reducing Resistance One main concern with HIV treatment is drug resistance. This happens when HIV is able to change enough to resist the drugs. When HIV is fully... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

... What Is Trizivir? Who Should Take Trizivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Trizivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Trizivir

... Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate, zidovudine, and lamivudine Brand Name: Trizivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...some newly-infected people, who have never takenany drugs, already have drug-resistant HIV and have a more limited selection ofHIV treatments to choose from. HIV+ people who have already received HIVtherapy are even more likely to have resistant... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...was negative. The question is if all the tests are negative then what is affecting my health. Is it that there is a HIV new strain or is it one of these Circulating Recombinant Forms (CRFs) whose antibodies and genetic material can not be... Read more »

Have a question about resitant strains...

Posted by sacinsc, 4 Replies
...real progress with acceptance and made some choices that I didnt want to make but felt I needed too. This week I find out what strain I have, and I guess I am a little panicked that I will have a drug resistant strain...and im not sure exactly... Read more »

hpv,herpes, - different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Alright, this plagues me. Most realize that hpv has many strains, and so does herpes. My questions is if you already have either can you still catch different strains or are you immune to them? Read more »

Trizivir resistance

Posted by Anonymous
...I was diagnosed in Nov. 2000 and started Trizivir immediatly bc of high VL and low CD4. Immediatly there were reluts and eventually became undetectable and stayed that way for Read more »