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Do People Take Reyataz With Combivir

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Truvada

...reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One tablet (300 mg 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 dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $1,118 / month Manufacturer...
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switching from combivir to ziagen and epivir

Hi, I am a 35 year old male. I am currently on Reyataz and combivir. My viral load is undect. and tcells in the 600s. I have been on combivir for 2 and half years(use to take it with Kaletra) and the reyataz for about a year. I switched from Kaletra...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...is fine. Studies have shown that abacavir and another drug, tenofovir, are not associated with fat loss. In fact studies of people with fat loss while on d4T or AZT have found gains in fat when these people switched to either abacavir or... Read more »

Combivir and Reyataz Combo

Hello,I just recently tested psotive for HIV and have wondered if you know of anyone on the new drug Reyataz taking along side Combivir. This is the combo I am considering taking, my other option was Combivir/Sustiva. My CD4 count was like 365...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...fill the niche as the first PI. As in life, nothing is perfect and Reyataz has a few warts worth mentioning. A few percent of people develop jaundice (yellowish skin) and scleral icterus (yellow eyes) on treatment. More have elevations in... Read more »

Combivir+Reyataz+1 Norvir

Hi, I have been HIV positive for 2 years and just started meds. I started with Combivir and Sustiva. I broke out in a rash all over my body and stopped taking Sustiva right away. I have continued the Combivir for the past 2 weeks while I waited for...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...experienced. Some think the low dose ritonavir will not lead to any problems with lipodystrophy, but we can't be sure of that. Some people would use the Reyataz without Norvir boosting for precisely this reason. If any risk exists with the... Read more »

Switch to Reyataz/Truvada?

My doctor and I are thinking of changing regimens from Kaletra/Combivir to Reyataz/Truvada and I wanted a second view from you. In particular, I wanted to confirm that I'm appropriately evaluating the new side effects that I might be facing on...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...problems are almost certainly due to Kaletra. The new formulation of the drug has been reported to reduce GI side effects but some people continue to have problems. You have hung in there for 5 months - it is fair to say you gave it a shot and... Read more »
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First Lab results - to med or not to med?

Posted by vbd1966, 2 Replies
I'm newly diagnosed (does 2 months still count as new?) and I just got my first set of lab results back. CD4 of 558 and VL of 130K. Doctor's not inclined to start me on meds since CD4 is high, but at the same time a VL of 130K still means I carry... Read more »

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First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
...here'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 »

What to do.......?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...barrier to resistance in those commencing treatment with high viral loads - is this right? If so, how good a treatment is Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir? Also, have any of you started treatment, and seen your CD4 count rocket, and viral load drop... Read more »