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How Long Does Trizivir Take To Work

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Test Positive Aware Network


...fatigue, abdominal pain or distension, nausea/vomiting, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and enlarged, fatty liver. Potential drug interactions: No significant drug interactions. Do not take Epzicom, Combivir, Trizivir, Truvada, Atripla, Emtriva, or Epivir-HBV while taking Epivir, since they contain Epivir or medication equivalent to Epivir. Tips: Exciting benefit: drug resistance that the virus develops against Epivir --...
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Trizivir at the get-go

Hello, My doctor and I took a gamble on Trizivir as a first line therapy. I started with 450k viral load and 290 CD4 cells. We knew data suggested that Trizivir may not work with treatment-naive patients with VL >100k, but the ease of treatment was...
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 this point given your success. We don't have a lot of long term data to know yet how long people can expect to remain on trizivir alone and maintain an undetectable viral load. Clinical trials are usually only 6 -12 months. Thus, what happens... Read more »


I am 27 years old and have been HIV positive since June 2001. I have been taking Trizivir twice daily for almost 3 years and have steadily responded well to it. However, a friend of mine who works for an HIV clinic (not a doctor, but seemingly...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...the issue with your own doctor, and making a decision together.As your friend suggested, several recent studies suggest that Trizivir is less effective than regimens containing Sustiva (efavirenz) in naive patients. In these studies, the range... Read more »

Trizivir patterns

Thanks for joining up here. After being diagnosed last May with CD4 800/VL85K, retested in October CD4 389/VL700K+. Treatment naive, started meds in October - Trizivir alone. It seems like it's worked well so far -- CD4 back over 400 and VL <400...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...I'll take your questions in order, but ask that you please read the whole response. While its best for you to takethe trizivir every 12 hours, I would not be overly concerned withdelays of 1-2 hours. Remember that these drugs work at the... Read more »

Two doctors - two opinons on trizivir or combivir w/viramune

I have two doctors I see, one more frequently, the other as a "second opinion".I am on Trizivir and Viramune now. However Trizivir costs are going up w/ my insurance. Doctor A say's I can go with Combivir and Viramune as they are showing 3 drugs are...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...I think Dr. A has cited the existing data accurately, i.e. that the current evidence comparing trizivir with an NNRTI (Viramune or Sustiva) compared to combivir with an NNRTI suggests that there is not a significant difference. Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Atripla: Sustiva, Emtriva, and Viread. Do not take Sustiva, Emtriva, Truvada, Viread, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Combivir, or Trizivir, while taking Atripla, since these medications are already in Atripla or have equivalent medications. Tips:... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle Emtriva plus Viread) Combivir (Retrovir plus Epivir) Epzicom (Epivir plus Ziagen) Trizivir (Retrovir plus Epivir plus Ziagen) Truvada (Emtriva plus Viread) Combining... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...contained in Truvada -- Viread and Emtriva. Do not take with Emtriva, Viread, Atripla, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Combivir, Epzicom, or Trizivir, since all or part of these medications are already in Truvada or have equivalent medications. The levels of... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...Test (See fact sheet 416 ): Shows if you are likely to have an allergic reaction to taking abacavir. It is found in Ziagen, Trizivir, Epzicom, and Kivexa. Testosterone levels: Low levels can cause weight loss, fatigue, sexual problems, and... Read more »
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feeling insecure, scared and terrified of meds

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
...4 and 228 pounds, in decent shape. Strong as an ox. I am so so so scared, even though i do know that meds can help me live a long healthy life, its still feels like i am doomed and will get worse over time. Will the fact that i have drank alcohol... Read more »

Does anyone feel good on meds??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I found out I was HIV pos last year. Doing well, feeling great, normal CD4 and percentages and VL less than 1500 on three tests. No meds needed yet per my HIV doc. Reading the posts here and letters to the experts it seems everyone is having... Read more »

Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
...medicaition, also finding im a bit more down than when before i was taking any meds. Just a bit scared to change medicaiton that is working on the dam hiv, anyone on here is on sustiva? or changed meds from sustiva to anything else just i would... Read more »

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 »