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Do People Take Reyataz With Epzicom

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Lipo - switch Sustiva for Reyataz

Dear doc,Im 33 yo, currently taking sustiva kivexa / epzicom for 14 months now, VL undetactable / CD4 666. I started this treatment trying to avoid lipodystrophy which hit me hard legs, butt and face - in my inicial combo: nelfinavir ddI d4T. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...if you have no history of drug resistance/virologic failure. My general experience with boosted or unboosted atazanavir with Epzicom (Kivexa) has been good regarding fat distribution concerns. KH Read more »

epzicom reyataz

Hello,After 15 yrs of sitting on the side-line, I have initiated therapy, last week (epzicom reyataz). My T- Cells are @ 300 and VL has always been between 5K - 16K. My Doctor suggested that the un-boosted epzicom reyataz combo made sense due to my...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...and I prefer the initial trial with this drug to be in the presence of ritonavir boosting.A small percent - perhaps 2-3% - of people can't tolerate ritonavir, even at low doses, and if you fell into that group, I would try a different regimen.I... Read more »

Boosted vs. Unboosted Reyataz

There was a study (ARIES) released at IAS 2009 which indicated that unboosted Reyataz performed as well as boosted Reyataz with Epzicom. Has this caused you to change your prescribing practices regarding Reyataz in your clinic? Thanks.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...rare viral failure, and no obvious differences in the viral resistance patterns in these few patients.First, I think that many persons taking boosted PIs do extremely well, despite the sometimes obvious issues with ritonavir (Norvir). ... Read more »

Epzicom vs. Truvada with Boosted Reyataz

Because the Viread in Truvada reduces the level of Reyataz in the bloodstream, could it be better to take Epzicom with Reyataz (provided one has had the HLA-B test and is not hypersensitive to Ziagen)? It seems that even with boosted Reyataz, the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...(Viread, Truvada) remain theoretical.It's seems clear that boosted atazanavir with either nuke combo works well in therapy naive persons. I think that the real difference in the two might be seen where the regimen's potency might be... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...Is there anyone 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 Read more »

Meds - How long to adjust?

Posted by calguy2009, 2 Replies
...speak of. I'm hoping that this will pass. How long does it take to get used to meds - I know it varies. But does it take many people 3 weeks, 4 weeks, months?. I thought I would just bear it out with Atripla, but got really ill. I'm hoping these... Read more »

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Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking Read more »