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How Long Does Lamivudine Take To Work

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AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...has more information about guidelines for the use of ART. If you take lamivudine with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. A different formulation of lamivudine has been approved for people with hepatitis B. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine. Get tested for hepatitis B before you...
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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 »

Hep B Vaccination? work against Lamivudine Resistant YMMD Virus.

Hello Doc, I just finished 4 years of Lamivudine (Epivir) and I developed YMMD Mutant Virus. Now I am on Baraclude. My question is that will Hep B Vaccination that my family recieved years ago, will it work against YMMD Mutant Virus or even Hepsera...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes the vaccine should be effective regardless.Good luck to you with your treatment. Read more »

How long's it gonna work?

Well, it looks like it is time to start HAART. CD4 = 285 VL = 120,000. I have minor symptoms of skin rashes, weight loss, and fatigue.Will be starting with the twice a day combination of stavudine [Zerit] 40 mg, lamivudine [Epivir] 150 mg and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...able to tolerate the medication and have "100%" adherence, there's no reason to think that the regimen won't last for a very long time, many years, hopefully. This statement is not a replacement for good clinical and laboratory monitoring, nor... Read more »

how long the treatment of lamivudine

How long is the treatment of lamivudine? My boyfriend was already taking it for 3 montns? Thank you very much..
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The duration of therapy is not a set one - it depends on the response of the patient. The levels of virus in the blood and the outcome of hepatitis B e antigen are important levels to follow. Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Children under 12 years old and people with kidney problems should not take Combivir. Combivir provides two... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Epzicom provides two drugs in one pill. It can be more convenient to use Epzicom than some other combinations of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Trizivir provides three drugs in one pill. It can be more convenient to use Trizivir than some other... Read more »
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Epivir

...forms the nucleoside backbone for nearly all HAART regimens since the HAART era began. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...have access to good doctors and hospitals for a fraction of what people in the west would have to pay. My doctor (a Frenchman) works for an NGO and works for free - he only has a donation box where patients can donate when you see him. I have... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may 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 »