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How Long Does Epzicom Stay In Your Body

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...combinations have been proven useful in clinical trials, but may havedisadvantages, such as less effectiveness or more side effects. Alternativeregimens include: NNRTI-based regimens Sustiva (efavirenz) and Epzicom (abacavir + lamivudine) or Combivir Viramune (nevirapine) and Combivir PI-based regimens Invirase (saquinavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada Kaletra...
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Very concerned about PEP regimen Truvada & Epzicom

Thank you Dr. Bob for your priceless website. I had "receptive anal intercourse with ejaculation" with a promisuous 18-year-old drug user (and high school drop out) of unknown HIV status. I did bleed a little.I know this is one of the most risky...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...convenience of one pill, once per day. Atripla can have side effects, but then again, so do most HIV medications.4. Truvada and Epzicom are not the same medication. Both are combination products: Truvada is tenofovir plus emtricitabine; Epzicom... Read more »

Is Epzicom, Norvir, or Reyataz associated with facial and body wasting?

Can some one answer this question for me please:Do any of these three cause, or are associated to Facail and Body wasting ?? : REYATAZ 150mg, NORVIR 100mg, EPZICOM 600mg, I have been on this combonation for the past 4 years .I have had Fat Loss in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Norvir and Reyataz are protease inhibitors and are less likely to produce lipoatrophy, but are associated with lipohypertrophy. Epzicom is a combination of abacavir (Ziagen) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and has not been associated with a greater... Read more »

1st time on meds // epzicom and Isentress please help

hi i am a 37 yr male and found out 1 yr 7 months ago i had hiv. my vl around 8k and cd4 count over 450.. so this past october me and my dr's made out minds up for me to start my 1st treatment. witch is epzicom and isentress.. its now january and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Your regimen of abacavir/3TC (Epzicom, Kivexa) and raltegravir (Isentress) would be considered an alternate one in current US guidelines-- there are limited clinical Read more »

Change in Mediation-Epzicom and body fat redistribution.

Thank you for your very informative response to my question posed on behalf of my friend respecting Epzicom. He has filled the prescription but prior to starting the medication, he read the manufactures' insert which has prompted another question by...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...info and are required to include most any adverse effect that has been linked to the medication - even if the link is tenuous.Epzicom is not known to induce the kind of body shape changes you describe. In fact, abacavir (a component of Epzicom)... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...approved: Atripla (Sustiva plus Emtriva plus Viread) Combivir (Retrovir plus Epivir) Epzicom (Epivir plus Ziagen) Trizivir (Retrovir plus Epivir plus Ziagen) Truvada (Emtriva... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

... What Is Epzicom? Who Should Take Epzicom? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Epzicom Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Epzicom Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, June 22, 2010

...Isentress: Will My Virus Become Resistant? I'm 42 years old and I was diagnosed with HIV a year ago. I recently started taking Epzicom (abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) and Isentress (raltegravir), but the pharmacy only gave me a 30-day supply of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...stavudine (d4T), retrovir (AZT) or efavirenz (Sustiva,) talk to your doctor about changing medications. However, it can take a long time to reverse changes in body shape. Implants or injections are the only way to deal with sunken cheeks. These... Read more »
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Over 50 and just tested positive - meds adjustment

Posted by calguy2009, 3 Replies
...infected and over 50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - I have long bouts of... Read more »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...the whole thing) I am currently undectable and I?m taking Reyataz [atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. Cheers Mondo Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed Read more »

Difficult Couple of Weeks

Posted by Blixer, 7 Replies
... The study will compare four first line drug combos which the doctor said were all very good choices. They are 1--Reyataz/Epzicom 2--Reyataz/Truvada 3--Sustiva/Epzicom 4--Sustiva/Truvada. I would know if I was on the Reyatax or the Sustiva but... Read more »