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Do People Use Viracept With Combivir

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Switching from Viracept?

I am the guardian of my 16 year old sister who was born HIV+. She has been on Viracept for several years (approximately 9-10). Considering the recent discovery of the cancer-causing substance found in Viracept, I'm considering the option of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...look for any excuse to change from this drug to an alternative that is more potent and better tolerated. However, there are people, like your sister who have done exceedingly well on this medication without toxicity. Plus, any change always... Read more »

Shoulder Pain - Could it be Neuropathy from viracept/combivir or diflucan?

Doc,I've been experiencing shoulder pain. About 1 year after starting my medications (viracept, combivir & diflucan), I noticed slight pains shooting through my arms. 2 years out and the pain got worse. 3 years out, and I am hardly able to lift...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The "shoulder" encompasses many different body parts that can involve the joint, the joint capsule, tendons, muscle, blood vessels, nerves, lymph nodes, etc. A careful exam and history is the starting place to sort out the possible causes. Often a... Read more »

how often to take Viracept?

I am on viracept and combivir and am undetectible, I take 5 viracept and one combivir in the morning and the same at night. Well my doc wanted me to start 3 vir. in the morning with 1 com. 3 at noon and 3 at night of course with 1 com.well that only...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...taking 5 nelfinavir tablets (Viracept) twice a day than taking 3 tablets 3 times a day, then stiick with what you're doing. More people tend to forget the midday dose when there are 3 doses per day, so I actually think you risk becoming... Read more »

Viracept/Combivir vs. Trizivir

I've been knowingly HIV+ since March 1998 (viral load 12,000 and Tcell 320). I was put on Viracept/Combivir and have done well on it, without suffering major side effects. I've only missed my meds 4 times and currently my viral load is undetectable...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School of the side effect concerns for at least some of the protease inhibitors is an increase in total cholesterol. For some people, the changes are modest if they happen at all. For others, the changes are dramatic and lead us to want to alter... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

...infection or AIDS. ARVs reduce the "viral load", the amount of HIV virus in your bloodstream. A blood test measures the viral load. People with lower viral loads stay healthier longer. Some people's viral load is so low that it is... 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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...infected cell's own genetic codes. Who Should Take Combivir? Combivir was approved in 1997 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. Combivir should not be used by children younger than 12 years old because the... Read more »
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Viracept and Combivir for 10 years?

Posted by flyboy101, 2 Replies
...10 years and my Tcells are over 1400 and non detectable virial load for 10 years. I just read Dr. Wohl's post reguarding a person's questions about initial exposure. He stated that Viracept is not a very strong treatment. Should I change? I... Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva

Posted by paman1964, 5 Replies
...see what my viral load is then. I have not had any side affects from meds but am so tired! Any of you feel tired from either combivir or sustiva?? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I'm in good health and my husband to. My viro load is undetectable but my husbands is not, he is fare long than I am. He is on Viracept and combivir and I am on Ziagen and Combivir. Does anybody know if these meds would effective are child. If... Read more »

There is hope

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and Combivir. I am really lucky I guess. Everyone I used to get high with in 1987 - 1989 have all died of AIDS. I am the last person alive. which I offten ask myself WHY??? I pray the government finds a cure for all of us soon. But I actually... Read more »