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Alleles In Abacavir Hypersensitivity

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a complicated syndrome

Dera Doctor,Id like to see if you can make some sense out of the syndrome that is affecting me since two years.I am HIV positive since 8 years, first taking Sustiva+Combivir, switched to Sustiva+Truvada 3 years ago, now on Atripla. My viral load has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am not aware of a syndrome of chronic symptoms due to a several week exposure to abacavir such as you have described. Have you been seen be a rheumatologist/immunologist to further sort out the status of your immune Read more »

changing my medication

Dear doctor,1 month ago I started a combination which was not suitable for me, then the doctor had... Read more »

abacavir hypersensitivity

I began my hiv treatment of abacavir, 3tc and efv and by the end of 6 weeks of treatment developed... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Safety-Related Label Update for Ziagen (Abacavir Sulfate)

...changes to the package insert for Ziagen (abacavir sulfate) highlighting information about the association of the HLA-B*5701 allele (a part of a gene) and hypersensitivity reactions (HSR) caused by abacavir-containing therapy. Abacavir is... Read more »
The Body PRO

Can HLA-B*5701 Testing Help Avoid Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction?

...abacavir-related events, at least in white and Thai persons, occur in the presence of a familial haplotype involving the HLA-B*5701 allele. This allele can be rapidly and inexpensively identified through screening, which can help guide... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

... What Is Abacavir? Who Should Take Abacavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Abacavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer Brand Name: Ziagen Other Name(s): FABC, ABC sulfate, Abacavir sulfate, Sulfato de abacavir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Abacavir sulfate, also known as Ziagen Read more »
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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 »

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 »

non progresive hiv

Posted by KerryinPS, 2 Replies
Hi I am 49 yo gay male. HIV+ since 88. I have never been ill, i have never taken meds and I would like to talk to others with this same condition. thanks Read more »