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Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction

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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 Read more »

Abacavir allergy and oral sex

Hi there - my fiance and myself would very much appreciate some advice. About two years ago I... Read more »

possibility of hypersensitivity reaction when restarting Trizivir

I am a 36 y/o male diagnosed HIV+ in 1999. My current cd4 is 766 26%, and VL 56650. I have elected... Read more »
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Secondary Syphilis and Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction

... Secondary Syphilis and Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction (Poster 482) Authored by C. Kutler, E. Birenbaum, B. Koll, D. Mildvan, S. Yancovitz, Beth Israel Medical Ctr. New York, NY ...fatal. The purpose of this poster was to describe three... Read more »
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Severity and Rate of Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reactions Higher Than Previously Believed

...useful immediately. Footnotes Hetherington S, Hughes A, Mosteller M, et al. HLA-B57 and TNF-alpha variants associated with hypersensitivity reactions to abacavir among HIV-1-positive subjects . In: Program and abstracts of the 9th... Read more »
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Can HLA-B*5701 Testing Help Avoid Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction?

... Retrospective analyses of abacavir (ABC, Ziagen)-treated individuals who have experienced hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) have suggested that the majority of these abacavir-related events, at least in white and Thai persons, occur in the presence Read more »
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Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction Predicted by Genetic Test

...cohort of 248 patients, 18 of whom had the reaction, a genetic test for HLA-B*5701 alone would reduced the risk of abacavir hypersensitivity from 8% to 0.4% -- but would result in about 1.6% of their patients being inappropriately denied the... Read more »
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Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...failure, hypotension, adult respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory failure, and death have occurred in association with hypersensitivity reactions. In one study, 4 patients (11%) receiving ZIAGEN 600 mg once daily experienced hypotension with... Read more »

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 »

PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
...effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every 8 hours Nevirapine: Every 12 hours Abacavir Sulfate: Twice a day Wanted to make sure if there are the right ones. Any feed back and sugestions is... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...The nucleosides can cause pancreatitis, peripheral neuropathy, nausea and headache. Abacavir and amprenavir can cause serious hypersensitivity reactions. Efavirenz may cause dysphoria and nightmares. If treatment needs to be stopped, all... Read more »