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I Have Hiv Can I Take Abacavir

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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

... Abacavir sulfate, also known as Ziagen or ABC, 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 Abacavir sulfate was approved by the FDA on December 17, 1998, for use with other antiretroviral drugs in the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children 3 months of age or older. Abacavir...
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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 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 »

abacavir and treatment

Hi Dr. McGovern: I have come across data suggesting that abacavir therapy for HIV may interfere with treatment for Hepatitis C. There appears to have been further data presented at the recent CROI 2008 meeting. Having already failed interferon /...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is a terrific question. I have been wondering about this myself.The mechanism for this potential effect of abacavir is not known. I think a retrial of therapy will depend on several things:1. Did you have a response and then relapse later? Or Read more »

abacavir and heart attacks

I have been taking abacavir (ziagen) and combivir since I became HIV + (almost 11 years ago) and sometimes I get little chest pains. Just today, I read about the possible link between heart attacks and abacavir, should I ask my doctor to get me off...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. You should also discuss the chest pain with your doctor since a cardiac evaluation may be necessary. In the DAD study published in the Lancet, the use of Ziagen was linked to a greater risk of heart attacks. More... Read more »
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Abacavir Use in HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

...are rare. That is why this case series on abacavir use in pregnancy is very important. A group from the Comprehensive Family AIDS Program in Fort Lauderdale, Florida reviewed all the patients they had treated with abacavir during pregnancy. They... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Abacavir for HIV-1 Infection

...FDA approved today abacavir (trade name Ziagen) for the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) in adults and children. The following can be Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Early Virologic Non-Response in Patients With HIV Infection Treated With Lamivudine, Abacavir and Tenofovir

...this clinical study. In addition to study ESS30009, a pilot study by Farthing et al. (2nd annual meeting of the International AIDS Society, July, 2003, Paris, France) provided data in 20 patients receiving TDF + 3TC + ABC once daily for initial... Read more »
The Body PRO

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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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 »

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 »

HIV medicines

Posted by Anonymous
...Do you need ANY HIV related drug or any Opportunistic Infection medication, such as: Zerit (d4T), AZT, Abacavir, ddI, ddC, Crixivan, Fortovase, Saquanavir, Viracept, Virammune, Diflucan, any protease inhibitor available at the pharmacy? Read more »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming Read more »