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Can The Dose Be Changed From Epivir 100 Mg To Epivir 150mg For Hep B

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Lamivudine (Epivir)

...lamivudine with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. A different formulation of lamivudine has been approved for people with hepatitis B. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine. Get tested for hepatitis B before you start taking lamivudine to treat HIV. If you have hepatitis B and...
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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD Read more »

Missed dose of Epivir

Hi and thanks for the excellent work you do on this website. I have been for eight years on Epivir/Zerit/Sustiva, always undetectable and with a present CD4 count of around 800. Today I discovered that I must have missed a dose of Epivir as I'm in...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
It is unlikely that this single omission will by itself lead to drug resistance to 3TC and other members of this regimen. There are several reasons for this opinion. First, following ART cessation, it takes several days before HIV replication... Read more »

Epivir 150mg vs. 300 mg

I have been taking Epivir for several months now. The pharmacy closest to me only has Epivir in 150mg tablets. However, I have been going to a different pharmacy recently that provides 300mg tablets. I don't go to one pharamcy regularly. Onbviously...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...It does not matter whether you take a 300 mg tab or 2 150 mg tabs. Same thing.DW Read more »
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Tenofovir (Viread)

...extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Tenofovir may also help control Hepatitis B. However, Hep B got much worse in some people who were taking tenofovir and then stopped taking it.... Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...than 12 years old because the individual doses of zidovudine and lamivudine cannot be adjusted. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine, a part of Combivir. Get tested for hepatitis B before you... Read more »
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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...combinations of drugs. This could mean fewer missed doses and better control of HIV. Although lamivudine can be used to treat hepatitis B, a lower dose is used than for HIV. People with HIV infection should use the higher (HIV) dose. Some people... Read more »
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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

...counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Truvada has not been tested in people under 18 years old and people who have hepatitis B infection. They should not take Truvada without careful discussion with their health care provider. Some... Read more »
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negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate Read more »

Epivir/hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have just stated taking Epivir and have noticed that my hair (on my head) is coming out slowly. I have read that hair loss is a rare side effect. My doctor Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Tim Read more »