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Do People Take Kaletra With Combivir

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kaletra and combivir

I was recently bitten by a student. Because the doctors did not have the students medical history available, they decided to treat me for the possibility of HIV with Kaletra and Combivir. They tell me this is going to be a 3 month regimen and due...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...not prohibited while on these emedicines. The Kaletra is cleared by the liver and can cause irritation in the liver in some people. This would be especially true if you are infected with hepatitis B or C (this should have been tested for at the... Read more »

Kaletra + Combivir

Hello, I am under both medications. I am instructed to take 2 pills of kaletra 2 times a day and 1... Read more »

Kaletra monotherapy; need a "third" med?

Basic question: Will I be okay on Kaletra only (monotherapy) ?Details: After two years on Combivir... Read more »
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FAQs About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...a study that suggested Kaletra might effectively fight HIV without the help of other HIV meds. That makes me wonder whether people with HIV drugs will be able to take fewer HIV meds in the future. As stronger HIV meds become available, could... Read more »
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HIV Treatment Guidelines

...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... 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 »
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...Viread and 200 mg Emtriva) once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney function. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next... Read more »
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Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
...and bad stories about ALL HIV meds, and i am fully aware of the fact that every person reacts differently to every drug. Some people have side effects, some dont. My intention here is to reach out to anyone who has tried or is currenlty trying... Read more »


Posted by Lovinlife, 3 Replies
...Has anybody taken kaletra? I just started it. Am wondering what I can expect....... Read more »

feeling insecure, scared and terrified of meds

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
Its been 4 weeks since i got the worst phone call of my life, and i have had 2 weeks of knowing what my initial CD4 and v/l is, 284 and 98,000. How come i still feel strong ? i haven't even had a cold. I hit the gym EVERY day and have been eating... Read more »

First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies's my question and my issues... My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra this past Friday, though he wasn't there in person to answer my questions so I have held off on starting them until I can talk to him in person. I've been... Read more »