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epivir and drug resistance tests unreliable for naive docs

yrs. ago i had a doctor who gave me a pheno-geno type test to see what drugs i was resistant to. Epivir, my favorite HIV drug came out showing i was resistant to it. My doc at that time said Pay no attention to that. It's like being a false...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The main mutation associated with 3TC resistance (M184V) has some special properties. It alters the activity of the HIV reverse transcriptase making it work somewhat more accurately but slower. Hence viral replication is slowed. It also can restore... Read more »

epivir and drug resistance tests unreliable for naive docs

yrs. ago i had a doctor who gave me a pheno-geno type test to see what drugs i was resistant to.... Read more »

on epivir and zerit for six weeks before adding another drug

last year i was on combivir and rescriptor. however, by end of year billirubins were high. vl... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epivir

... Common Name: lamivudine or 3TC Brand Name: Epivir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Epivir (Lamivudine)

... Epivir tablets are film-coated, white, and diamond-shaped with the dosage "150" imprinted on one side and "GX CJ7" on the other side. Read more »
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Epivir/hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have just stated taking Epivir and have noticed that my hair (on my head) is coming out slowly. I have read that hair loss is a rare side effect. My doctor Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Tim Read more »

DRUG HOLIDAY

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am taking a drug Holiday.(against my doctors advice) Ive been on meds for 10 years now and it just feels like the right thing to do. Anybody have experience with a long drug holiday? Im a surfer from Hawaii and Im healthy with 500 t-cells and an... Read more »

sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone have anything to share on their experience with sustiva?(good or bad) and legnth of time they've been taking it and if they swicthed from a pi because of lipo or something else and their side effects got better. I have been having a... Read more »