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How Do I Prevent Hypersensitivity Reaction

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possibility of hypersensitivity reaction when restarting Trizivir

I am a 36 y/o male diagnosed HIV+ in 1999. My current cd4 is 766 26%, and VL 56650. I have elected to restart Trizivir and Viread. I have taken both of these medications in the past without any problems apart from the usual run of the mill side...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...be restarted in all people with caution and that patients be observed during the first days of treatment for any signs of an allergic reaction. Importantly, this is in contrast to those who have had a suspected reaction, in which case abacavir... Read more »

Nevirapine Hypersensitivity Reaction

After a few months break from 6 years of NVP therapy along with AZT/3TC, I reintroduced the agents... Read more »

sulfa allergy and emtriva

I was told that since my daughter has an allergy to sulfa medication that she would most likley not... Read more »
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Tibotec Therapeutics

HIV/AIDS Update -- New Intelence Labeling: Severe Skin and Hypersensitivity Reactions

...has been strengthened to reflect that there have been postmarketing reports of: fatality due to toxic epidermal necrolysis hypersensitivity reactions, sometimes accompanied by hepatic failure Additionally, Guidance has been added that... Read more »
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Severity and Rate of Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reactions Higher Than Previously Believed

...useful immediately. Footnotes Hetherington S, Hughes A, Mosteller M, et al. HLA-B57 and TNF-alpha variants associated with hypersensitivity reactions to abacavir among HIV-1-positive subjects . In: Program and abstracts of the 9th... Read more »
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Can HLA-B*5701 Testing Help Avoid Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction?

... Retrospective analyses of abacavir (ABC, Ziagen)-treated individuals who have experienced hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) have suggested that the majority of these abacavir-related events, at least in white and Thai persons, occur in the presence Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Drug Warning: Severe Hypersensitivity Reactions Following Reintroduction with ZiagenĀ® (Abacavir Sulfate) Products

...enclosures. Dear Health Care Provider, Glaxo Wellcome Inc. is writing to inform you of important new safety information about hypersensitivity reactions to abacavir, a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor which, in combination... Read more »
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Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...failure, hypotension, adult respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory failure, and death have occurred in association with hypersensitivity reactions. In one study, 4 patients (11%) receiving ZIAGEN 600 mg once daily experienced hypotension with... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »

Allergies and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know its allergy season and even thjough I've never had allergies I am wondering if allergies could be a symptom of HIV. I tested negative after a 1 time protected expsoure with a sex worker. Read more »

Allergies autoimmune disease?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Are allergies considered autoimmune diseases and therefore push back the window period? I seem to have allergies right now (dust bothering Read more »