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How Long Does Trizivir Stay In Your Body

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...can 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 Epivir plus Ziagen) Truvada (Emtriva plus Viread) Combining HIV Drugs Doctors often combine drugs from different classes in order to attack HIV atmore than one...
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restarting trizivir part II

Hello, this is a follow up on Restarting Trizivir, Oct 15 2006.33y.o male ,Been poz since dec 98, started Trizivir un june 2002,with VL 57000, cd4 257, been undetectable for 2 years and stopped treatment on 6/2004 with cd4 above 500 and vl...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES find the best treatment possible- best potency, best tolerability, so that patients can stay on successful treatment for a long time, with little incentive to discontinue. Part of the rationale is that emerging data suggests that patients who... Read more »


Hello Dr! long time since I last posted! :) Follow up on "starting trizivir" 6/4/2002,8/23/2002,9/25/2002.Treatment naive,29 y.o.(at the time of starting treatment) Been poz since dec 98.As of beginning of treatment (june)VL= 57000 CD4 =257.After 6...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for the update-- it's great to hear that you're doing well and the side effects have improved.Trizivir once-a-day is probably not going to make it as a recommended regimen; the metabolism of AZT won't support this kind of dosing Read more »

Trizivir alone or with EFZ?

Dr. Cohen: Since the interim results (March 10) of the AACTG study A5095 on Trizivir vs. Trizivir+EFV as initial treatment for naive subjects indicate even more strongly than earlier studies that the use of Trizivir alone results in virologic...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...question...As you note - there are new data from an ACTG (US) study which randomized people going on their first regimen to either Trizivir (AZT,3TC,Abacavir) vs Combivir (AZT/3TC) plus Efavirenz (sustiva) vs all four drugs. And as you note -... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body is dead, the more difficult it is for HIV to survive. Refrigeration slows down this process. Once the virus leaves the human body, it dies within minutes, since the virus is immediately going into an environment in which it cannot survive.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate, zidovudine, and lamivudine Brand Name: Trizivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

... What Is Trizivir? Who Should Take Trizivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Trizivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, June 22, 2010

...differently to HIV?   If My Virus Is Resistant to My Current Meds, Why Isn't My Viral Load Higher? I am currently taking Trizivir (AZT/3TC/abacavir), but according to my doctor my HIV has been resistant and/or sensitive to all the drugs... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
Hi I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my appointments on time etc, I'm wanting to know if HIV actually has an impact of your... Read more »

outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »

human body

Posted by Anonymous
...can you please send me a picture of the human body. thanks Read more »