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Nevirapine (Viramune)

What Is Nevirapine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Nevirapine? Nevirapine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Viramune. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse...
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Crixivan/Norvir vs. Viramune/Combivir on a budget

I was recently diagnosed HIV+. VL around 35,000 CD4+ 350. I am thinking about treatment. My doctor wants me to start on Crixivan, Norvir, Videx EC, & Zerit. Here in Thailand, this will cost over 400 a month. Another option is locally made...
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
Given that viral load and the fact you are drug naive, viramune and combivir should be effective in achieving an undetectable viral load.MH... Read more »

Viramune and Truvada

I have been taking Viramune and Truvada for almost 5 years. I have always taken my pills exactly 12 hours apart. My cell phone reminds me most of the time. I have only had 1 small spike in my VL when I had a chest cold. Twice in the last 5 years I...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Good news for you. You do not have to torture yourself so much when you are late taking this combination of medications. Both Truvada (the coformulation of Viread and Emtriva), as well as Viramune have very long half lives, which means that these... Read more »

What are the complications of getting pregnant while on Viramune?

I was diagnosed hiv + in Dec 98'. I have been on a combination of Viramune and Combivir since October of 1999, with no major complications or side affects. My viral load is undetected and my tcells go between 550 and 950. I want to get...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The comments concerning Viramune and pregnancy are true for all antiretrovirals as they have not been proven safe in pregnant women; many HIV infected women have been treated with Viramune containing regimens and have had no complications; based on... Read more »

Sustiva to Viramune

Pos 18 years, 1st combo Jan 2005 = sustiva, 3tc, abacavir. At start cd4 = 220, VL= 55K. 17 months later CD4=420, VL Undetectable, (has alwayes been UD since starting the combo) however I am having sleep, mood swings and depression problems that I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In the setting of an undetectable viral load, it is quite permissible to make a single drug swtich in the regimen. Hepatic toxicity associated with nevirapine use is much more common if treatment is started when the CD4 count is above 250 in women... Read more »
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Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

viramune

Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone share their personal experiences with viramune. I'm getting ready to dose escalate and am apprehensive on what to expect.

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Abacavir,viramune,viread

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since diagnosis...

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