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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses
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Best first line HIV treatment

What is the best first line HIV treatment in Uganda?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That depends on local availability of meds in your region as well as cost. Most often efavirenz or nevirapine with either AZT/3TC or , if available, tenofovir/FTC. If any reader has updated specific Read more »

Cheaper HIV meds

Have been on Sustiva,Viread and Ziagen for years with good results.However, those are brands and Medicare part D is becoming too expensive for me. What (new) alternatives are available to reduce the cost? Thank you.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The cost of HIV care in US (mostly meds) remains too high with few options. Use of generic AZT/3TC and nevirapine can be somewhat cheaper Read more »

Combivir

Where can I get this drug and how muth will it cost?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Combivir (AZT + 3TC) is available with a doctor's prescription at many pharmacies in resource wealthy countries (in US can cost $600/month) and on a limited basis in many other resource poor regions (often as a low cost generic in those... Read more »

cost of drugs

Dear Ricky, Could you please let me have the costs of the following treatment: 1. AZT + 3TC + Viracept 2. AZT + 3TC + Crixivan Could you please let me know the costs per month if one was to begin treatmet with either of the combinations. Please...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...you for your question. This is not such a simple answer as youmay think. This is because prices are not regulated, and the costs ofprescription drugs can literally vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. The onlyprice ranges that I have are wholesale... Read more »
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Impact of Potent Combination Antiretroviral Therapies on Health Care Resource Utilization by Patients with HIV Infection

...and a 21% increase in individuals seeking health care at the Center. Antiretroviral drug utilization and inpatient pharmacy costs increased ten-fold, suggesting that the factor most related to the changing trend is the increasing use of... Read more »
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...PEP. PEP is not a "morning-after pill." It is a program of several drugs, once or more each day, for at least 30 days. PEP costs between $600 and $1,000. For best results, you have to take every dose of every PEP medication. Missing doses... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...as "fold" resistance. If the test sample grows twenty times as much as normal, it has "20-fold resistance." Phenotypic tests cost about $800. It used to take over a month to get the results. New phenotypic tests are somewhat quicker. Phenotypic... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

...zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Combivir, is a combination of the two antiretroviral drugs: lamivudine (Epivir) and zidovudine (Retrovir). Both of these medicines are nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you may... Read more »

Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments: Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day Stavudine 30 mg - twice a day After another blood test to make sure that my liver and... Read more »

hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...with the shingles this past June. My medical professional is looking into human growth hormone for me, but the cost is an outrageous $6,000.00 per month. In Illinois, my drugs are presently 100% covered... Read more »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »