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How Long Does Hypersensitivity Reaction Last

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...ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: The most common side effects of Trizivir are the same as those of the drugs it contains -- see Epivir, Retrovir, and Ziagen. Of note is the hypersensitivity reaction (HSR, an allergic-like reaction) warning on abacavir; see Ziagen. A simple and inexpensive blood test for HLA-B*5701 can identify people at high risk for this reaction and virtually eliminate HSR....
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Should I start meds?

Hi Doctor Young,This is a follow up question (April 8, 2006). My doctor wanted to start me on meds (Sustiva and Epzicom). Two pills once a day at night.Do you think that this regime is good for boosting my CD4s and bringing the VL to undectable...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...allergy to abacavir. This is in many ways similar to other drug allergies, insomuch as taking the medication again after the allergic reaction has developed (especially after discontinuation) can be quite serious; the reaction occurs in between... Read more »

Respiratory Hypersensitivity reaction to Abacavar

Hi. Thank you for this wonderful service.I started 3TC and D4T 5 years ago when my viral load was around 30,000 and T-cells around 350/CD4 15%This brought my viral load down to between 4-6000, but never undetectable.After a year I added...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...but the fever, cough, respiratory distress are all suggestive of it. It is possible that your symptoms were related to your allergies +/- a pharyngitis/bronchitis/pneumonia, but I would still be extremely hesitant to rechallenge you with... Read more »

Have you ever seen...

Have you ever seen a fixed-drug eruption in the context of HAART alone? After six weeks of Trizivir alone, great virologic response (undetectable) -- but an AWFUL reaction to, I think, anti-inflammatories. The pain is unbelievable, but the symptoms...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...You may be describing the hypersensitivity reaction associated with abacavir (Ziagen) which is a part of Trizivir. This reaction occurs in about 5-8% of the patients who take that Read more »

Steven-Johnsons syndrome

I'm thinking of taking abacavir but have concerns about the rash/allergy aspects. I had quite a nasty skin problem from being on Bactrim for a long time and wonder if this indicates I'd be likely to develop problems with abacavir. Only did a little...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Though there is a genetic contribution to the risk for the abacavir hypersensitivity reaction (occurs in 3-5% of patients on abacavir, there is not a defined overlap with Bactrim related problems. I have used abacavir Read more »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...Septra, and seems to work just as well. However, the "SMX" part is a sulfa drug and almost half of the people who take it have an allergic reaction. This usually is a skin rash, sometimes a fever. Allergic reactions can be overcome using a... Read more »
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...Contact your health care provider if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. May cause hypersensitivity (allergic reaction), anemia, neutropenia, and gastritis. Increases in ALT, AST, and total bilirubin, all signs of... 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 »

What are the symptoms of condom allergy

Posted by scaredman
...Hi, What are the symptoms of condom allergy? Is it burning,itching at penis tip? And how long does it take to show up the condom allergy symptoms? Can it take 1-2 weeks Read more »

White Coating+sore throat+cough=ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 2 weeks today since exposure. I've been coughing and had a mild sore throat for the past week (dry cough). This morning woke up with white coating which rubbed off, but came back tonight. ARS? Read more »