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How Long Does 3TC Take To Work

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Epivir

... Common Name: lamivudine or 3TC Brand Name: Epivir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day (or one 150 mg tablet twice daily), with
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Viagra works with 3TC+D4T+Sustiva?

To start, thanks for your help!! I have had ED after some years and I had been trying Viagra to avoid this kind of trouble. I started using Viagra(25mg) when I was using 3TC+D4T+Crixivan and it was very fine... Full and long erection.... Now, I'm...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
While a Viagra/Sustiva interaction is not specifically listed in either package insert, Sustiva induces the enzymes (CYP3A4 and 2C9) that metabolize Viagra, and therefore, it is likely that concomitant use of Sustiva and Viagra may reduce, to some... Read more »

Resistant to 3TC

Dear Dr. Sherer,I was diagnosed with HIV 18 months ago. My CD4 count is still over 460 (VL over 150.000)but unfortunatly kaposi started and my doctor in Istanbul/Turkey advised me to start with the treatment doesn't matter whatever my CD4 count is....
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Not all HIV drug resistance is the same, and 3TC resistance with the M184V mutation is an excellent example.Like other resistance mutations, the M184V impairs the ability of Read more »

how long HAART will work?

dear carol, i am a final yr medical student in india and also a visitor of your website . as a med student, i have seen a lot hiv+ people in the hospital. a couple of days back i found a patient with hiv who is frustrated enough after the...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...researching on our web site. It is also nice to hear you are involved with HIV patients and trying to provide some reassurance about longevity. HIV is now referred to as a "chronic disease". As far as the HIV meds go, I have patients that are... Read more »

How Quickly do drugs work?

My friend in Mexico was diagnosed quite late--after a bout with p.pneunomia and karposi's sarcoma. He is somewhat weak and not fully recoverd from the pneumonia. The Karposi's is small, but getting worse. He just started taking Kaletra and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...hear that your Mexican friend has found his way to antiretroviral therapy. The combos of lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) and AZT/3TC (Combivir) should be very potent and if adhered to, should drive his viral load to undetectable levels within a... Read more »
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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...reverse transcriptase enzyme. There aremany approved NRTIs: Emtriva (emtricitabine or FTC) Epivir (lamivudine or 3TC) Retrovir (zidovudine or AZT) Videx (didanosine or ddI) ... Read more »
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HIV Resistance Testing

...protease inhibitors. Genotypic Testing The genetic code of the sample virus is compared to the wild type. The code is a long chain of molecules called nucleotides. Each group of three nucleotides, called a "codon," defines a particular amino... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...this drug, and I wonder why more treatment-naive HIVers don't use it. I'm starting to take Ziagen (abacavir) + Epivir (3TC, lamivudine) + lopinavir (Epivir + Ziagen = Epzicom). Are there any comments you can offer about my medication regimen? ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor... Read more »
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RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

How long does it take for meds to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of under 20, the viral load is now 325 and cd4 is 35. I've heard it takes 3-6 months to get the viral load undetectable and longer to get the cd4 back over 200. Does anyone have any experience with going from AIDS back to HIV status? Read more »

Combivir & AM Sickness

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the morning as soon as I get up. It usually gets better by 9am, but isn't a pleasant thing to wake up to in the morning. How long does this last, and what can I do to stop it? Read more »