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Lamivudine (Epivir)

...approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Lamivudine is also known as 3TC. Lamivudine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted into an infected cell's own genetic codes. Who Should Take Lamivudine? Lamivudine was approved in 1995 as...
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Fluconazole dosage for thrush?

Hello, and thanks for the forum. I hope this question is in the right place. My partner was diagnosed two weeks ago with advanced HIV, CD4 of 60 and a "high" viral load (percentage wasn't provided to us). Daily Bactrim double strength and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...then no worries, but be mindful of any lack of response.2) Regarding fatigue, this is very common among persons with advanced HIV disease. There are many causes, including but certainly not limited to anemia or depression. We commonly see low... Read more »

Atripla and skipping one dose

Hi. I don't know if this question has been asked before. I have been taking Atripla and Bactrum every night for at least 5 1/2 months [first time on meds]. I just skipped last nights dose, and i'm kicking myself for it. Is this going to mess up...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

...You are going to be fine. Stop kicking yourself, but it is good that you learn a lesson that anti-HIV medications need to be taken with very good adherence for them to continue to work!If you have been taking Atripla for 5 months, Read more »

thought/treated for pcp

Hello Dr. Ben.Several years ago I when I lived in Junction, I was one of your patients. I am now presently living in Europe. Once in Europe, I put off getting a HIV specialist. I have finally gotten one, and my numbers are not good. VL 20,000...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...symptoms, it appears that you've had good testing to rule out Pneumocystis as a cause, for this reason, continuing on the high-dose Bactrim (TMP-SMX) probably isn't warranted (and actually can be associated with some toxicity). I do agree that... Read more »

Hiv and toxo

Hello dear Doctor!I was diagnosed with HIV in August last year. Unfortunately, I didn't start with HAART then.I got toxo in February this year and till now it is there. Its decreasing slowly thanks to medicines.I have had epileptical attacks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Yes, you have AIDS, because you are HIV positive and have an AIDS-defining opportunistic infection, toxoplasmosis. As for the difference between HIV and AIDS, see below.2.Fatigue Read more »
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An Overview of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethaprim (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim)

...immune systems, including people with HIV, they tend to be more serious and are called opportunistic infections (OIs). HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim was approved by the FDA on June 23, 1981, for the treatment and... Read more »
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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...Effects? How Does Epzicom React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it... Read more »
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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...milligrams (mg) of zidovudine, 150 mg of lamivudine, and 300 mg of abacavir. Trizivir can be taken with food, or between meals. The dosage of lamivudine should be reduced for people who weigh less than 50 kilograms (110 pounds). People who... Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

I don't know if I can do this...

Posted by allentownboy, 13 Replies
...of body", neuropathy pain, numbness and tingling in my legs, increased urination, drug fever, and dizziness. From one day's dosage!! My body was incredibly shocked by the meds. I am terrified to take them again in the morning. I don't know... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad stuff), I continue to show signs of enormous improvement... Read more »