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Do People Take Epzicom With Lexiva And Norvir

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...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+ people make decisions about when to start, when to stop, and when tochange HIV medications. It also helps providers and HIV+ people choose amongthe many available HIV drugs. The guidelines were written and are reviewed...
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I am concerned about low T-cells

I was diagnosed 12 yrs ago. I am currently 63. I have been on Norvir,Lexiva and Epzicom for the past 7 yrs. My t-cells were as low as 39 and slowly moved into the lower 300's. They are now around 260. Viral load has remained undetectible. I am...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Given the low CD4 count to start with, in many people, the likelihood of getting a CD4 count back up into the normal range is low. Age may have a small part to do with this. But if Read more »

sulfa allergy and emtriva

I was told that since my daughter has an allergy to sulfa medication that she would most likley not be able to take trizavir because of the rash, but now she is on emtriva and has had a reaction with fever and hives, vominting and the shakes, her...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...medications in Trizivir is abacavir (also part of ziagen and epzicom) that can elicit a severe hypersensitivity reaction in certain people. Your daughter's doctor should be tested for HLAB5701...if she is positive on the test she should not be... Read more »

Lexiva, Epzicom and Norvir

My doctor has suggested a first line treatment of Lexiva, Epzicom and Norvir. I keep looking and looking online but I've seen no one who is on this combo. Is it uncommon? What is your opinion of it, in respect to possible lipo effects? Can...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

...Lexiva, Norvir and Epzicom have been found to be an effective regimen in clinical trials. In current treatment guidelines this combination Read more »

Not a question but input

Dr. WohlRayataz to LexivaOct 10, 2006Hello,I've been on Epzicom, Rayataz, Novir for 10 month now. I had good VL surpression within weeks. My CD4 went up from 250 to 377 (20% to 30%) - so far so good. I have problems with my stomach al the time...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Thanks. Mark. You are correct. Norvir (ritonavir) can cause stomach problems for some people. DW Read more »
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Four Posters Add to Our Knowledge of Lexiva

...PI when boosted with Norvir (ritonavir) as part of a person's first HIV regimen. The drug can also be used without Norvir by people who have never taken PIs. The first poster was an analysis of long-term results from KLEAN. This was a... Read more »
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Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...levels of a muscle enzyme calledcreatine kinase Special Considerations: Should be used with caution by people who are at increasedrisk for muscle problems like myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Contact your healthcare provider if... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...lifecycle can prevent most of theproduction of new HIV. Most importantly, it means slower disease progressionand longer life for people living with HIV (HIV+ people). The Bottom Line Currently five classes of HIV drugs target four steps of... Read more »
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Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
...meds pretty easily. I discovered today that he's skipping doses..big time. He got his prescriptions of Norvir, Epzicom, and Lexiva filled on September 29th and he STILL has 14 of his once-per-day Norvir and Epzicom pills left. He's done this... Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...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 you may have. ... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Do I Begin Meds?

Posted by AbsolutBri, 3 Replies
...I'm carefully reading as much as I can of all the deep personal writing on this site and I'm astonished and moved by all of it. I was diagnosed a month ago while hospitalized with meningitis. Read more »