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

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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 925 ). The drugs in Trizivir are called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase...
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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...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
To take your second question first, yes, it is common for resistant HIV to be transmitted. In this era in the United States, about 10% of people acquire a strain of HIV that carries one or more drug resistance mutations. In some cases, the people... Read more »

catching a multiple drug resistant strain

Dear Doctor, I caught a multiple drug resistant strain of hiv. My doctor says that I am resistant to most drugs available and that starting now would be a waste of money and health since I feel healthy now. It has been 4 months since exposure and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I would look to the treatment forum. ABT378 is in phase 2 studies. The answer is not in yet on its potential use in PI resistant virus. Other second generation NNRTIs and other drugs are making way to study.MH... Read more »

Drug resistant strain

My boyfriend and I are both HIV positive. We assumed that somehow we had gotten it from the other and left it at that. However we have recently discovered that the strain he has is resistant to certian regimens and mine is resistant to nothing. Does...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
One possibility, and the most likely one, is that you did acquire different viruses, but more information would be useful to answer the question. Have either of you been on ART? If so, this could account for such differences, particularly if you... Read more »

1/10 Drug Resistant Virus Strain

I have a question with regards to acquiring a drug resistant strain of HIV. In a Feb 14/06 post Dr. Young mentioned that 1 in 10 in the U.S. acquire a drug resistant strain of HIV. My question is as follows: Is that particular hiv strain...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your follow up.Fortunately among the persons who acquire drug resistant virus, it's rare to see individuals who have virus that's resistant to multiple drug classes. Most of the drug resistance is to a single drug class (in... Read more »
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My strain of HIV is resistant (not completely)

Posted by PozInOrlando, 2 Replies
I found out my strain of HIV is resistant to one entire class of meds (Can't remember the name of the class, but the Dr explained it was the one where you only take 1 pill a day) I almost wanted to cry knowing I have a resistant form of HIV, I... Read more »

Drug Resistant HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hi

I just found out the strain of hiv i have is resistant to possibly a whole class of NRTIs and PIs..any experience with this for any of you? what could the options be for someone in my situation? I am still treatment naive.

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Good god... 3-class-resistant strain in NYC!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=71000001&refer=&sid=aDEfEZh52ykY

NYC Health Officials Find New, Virulent HIV Strain (Update2)

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- New York City doctors have discovered a previously unseen strain of HIV, which appears... Read more »

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
Nature 433, 788 (24 February 2005)

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistant HIV

ERIKA CHECK

Rare, aggressive form of AIDS used to publicize dangers of unprotected
sex.

[WASHINGTON] A decision by New York health officials to announce the
detection... Read more »