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Combivir And Prophylactic Hiv Treatment

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An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Combivir Other Name(s): Lamivudina/ zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Combivir, is a combination of the two antiretroviral drugs: lamivudine (Epivir) and zidovudine (Retrovir). Both of these medicines
Ask the Experts

Combivir and Truvada as PEP

My doctor gave me Combivir (1 daily) and Truvada (2 daily) as PEP regimen. Does it make sense to be taking both medications at the same time, i.e. this more effective, useless or harmfull? Ihave been taking both for a week now and no major side...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...What???There's no reason why one would take both Combivir and Truvada together, whether for PEP or routine treatment of HIV. One or the other would suffice for most circumstances.Further, Read more »

HIV treatment

My wife detected positive four months back with CD4 count 150 and viral load 750000. As she was on treatment of TB doctor advised to wait for three months.Treatment started from 3/5/08. at that time viral load was 150000 and CD4 62. Doctor has...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
..."Combivir) is a commonly used medication in the developing world, and until this year was also part of recommended first line treatments for HIV. Efavirenz (Stocrin, Sustiva) is a work horse and highly recommended third drug for HIV treatment... Read more »


Hello. I was wanting to know exactly what combivir was used for? It is just for the use of treating HIV or used for other illinesses also? Thank you.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Combivir is used exclusively for the treatment of HIV infection (also used for prevention of HIV infection in some situations). Read more »

Combivir/Efavirenz - to - Atripla

I am currently on Combivir/Efavirenz and have been for a while now and my stats all seem good.However the UK has recently authorised Atripla by the PCT (Primary Care Trust) and I wondered as its 1 pill a day if you would recommend me changing and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV effectiveness of Atripla is the same or better than observed with Combivir + Sustiva so it has become a staple for initial HIV treatment in the US. KH Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Guidelines? A branch of the US government, called the Department of Health and HumanServices (DHHS), has put together a set of HIV treatment guidelines. Theguidelines provide a lot of useful information to help health care providersand HIV+... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Remember, Truvada is two medicines in one pill, so see the pages for those medications, Emtriva and Viread. Currently, U.S. DHHS HIV treatment guidelines recommend Truvada over Epzicom as the only preferred medication for the NRTI component of an... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

... What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...with Viread (tenofovir DF), which is called Truvada. Truvada is now the only NRTI combination on the preferred list of U.S. HIV treatment guidelines for the NRTI component of an HIV regimen. In 2006, Emtriva was combined with Sustiva (efavirenz)... Read more »
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Combivir only for PEP?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was prescribed Combivir for a PEP regimen as a precaution following a possible exposure. From what I can gather on the web, Combivir is typically prescribed Read more »

Anyone on Combivir having difficulty affording it

Posted by dj1979
...I have "extra" Combivir - due to a pharmacy error - PM me if you want more details. Read more »

Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
...have side effects, some dont. My intention here is to reach out to anyone who has tried or is currenlty trying the regimen of Combivir & Kaletra - how does it work for you ? I know combivir contains the dreaded AZT, but i have read accounts... Read more »