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Do Prezista And Combivir Work Well Together

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Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

...out-of-pocket cost up to $100 per drug, per month. Visit www.prezista.com/prezista/patient_assistance.html or call toll-free 1-866-961-7169 . ViiV Healthcare: MySupportCard -- All former GSK and Pfizer HIV drugs are covered (Combivir, Epivir, Epzicom, Lexiva, Rescriptor, Retrovir, Selzentry, Trizivir, Viracept, and Ziagen). This is still the easiest program to qualify for and to access, with no income criteria. Card is valid for the...
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Is my treatment working? Prezista+Truvada+Norvir

Hi, I recently started taking HIV medicines, May 22nd of this year to be exact. When I started medicine, my VL was about 2,500. My CD4 was about 350. The resistance profile done showed NO resistance to any of the HIV medicines. 2 weeks after...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dear worried fellow- NYer,Your response is not out of line from what can be expected. Your initial response has been quite good. Most people have achieved an undetectable viral load by 4 to 6 months. It may take longer for those people starting... Read more »

Atripla or Truvada/Kaletra for lipo concerns

I have beginings of lipoatrophy and am very upset. My doc briefly mentioned Atripla or Truvada/Kaletra instead of what I'm on: Combivir/Sustiva. Which one is better for fat? I feel compelled to take aggressive action against this problem. Have u...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...risk, it won't help other risk factors (like duration of HIV infection, lowest ever CD4 count, age, race, etc). The AZT part of Combivir is associated lipoatrophy and a switch in medication away from AZT should certainly decrease risk of further... Read more »

Work-related incident - I work at a Clinic

Dr. Bob, I work at a clinic. I went to work today and I was the first one to arrive. I walked up to the thermostat and adjusted the air. Two issues. We have some very nice people that work with us that are HIV+. One of the HIV+ people closes the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cassie,The HIV-transmission risk is completely nonexistent.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site, www.concertedeffort.org.Be well. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob Read more »

resistance to most drugs

I have been poz since 1982, hereunder the drugs i have been taking for 12 years Atripla (efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine) Combivir (zidovudine + lamivudine, AZT + 3TC) Videx (didanosine, ddI) Crixivan (indinavir, IDV) Invirase (saquinavir,...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...including drugs in new classes, that have been approved in the United States. These drugs include new PIs (boosted darunavir (Prezista) and tipranavir) and the well-known older PI lopinavir (Kaletra), to which you are susceptible; the new... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Truvada Preferred regimen for pregnant women Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) twice-daily and Combivir (zidovudine +lamivudine) Alternative Regimens These combinations have been proven useful in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Truvada

...interactions: See the drugs contained in Truvada -- Viread and Emtriva. Do not take with Emtriva, Viread, Atripla, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Combivir, Epzicom, or Trizivir, since all or part of these medications are already in Truvada or have... Read more »
The Body

How Isentress Works: An Interview With David Wohl, M.D.

...inhibits the ability of the virus to take its genetic information and convert it to our genetic information. [NRTIs such as: Combivir, Emtriva, Epivir, Retrovir, Truvada, Videx, Viread, Zerit and Ziagen; and NNRTIs such as: Sustiva (Stocrin) and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...makedosing easier. There are five combination pills approved: Atripla (Sustiva plus Emtriva plus Viread) Combivir (Retrovir plus Epivir) Epzicom (Epivir plus Ziagen) Trizivir (Retrovir plus... Read more »
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My boyfriend got his latest blood work results

Posted by RedDirtGirl, 2 Replies
...were at 90 and his viral load undetectable. Well, about 3 months ago his doc switched his meds and just last week he had bloodwork done. I've been really nervous waiting on the results that finally came in today. His viral load is still... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

Work place woes

Posted by 12yrspoz, 1 Reply
...How do you deal with the stress of having HIV and co-workers that stress you even more? Read more »

depression medication dont work on me

Posted by nycman, 1 Reply
...i used to take depression medication years ago and i stop because didnt work on my. now i trying aggain and dont like. they just dont work on me and i feel like a somby and high. please any coments anybody Read more »