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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer Brand Name: Ziagen Other Name(s): FABC, ABC sulfate, Abacavir sulfate, Sulfato de abacavir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Abacavir sulfate, also known as Ziagen or ABC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block
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Question about a question about Tenofovir :)

Hi Mr. Vergel! I happened to read a question a Peruvian reader asked about his hemoglobin and in which he also explained about the situation of Tenofovir supplies in Peru. I am Peruvian too, right now living and working in the US. My partner lives...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Some people still have a sensitive virus after they develop resistance to abacavir.I will post this email so that the person who contacted me before can possibly send me their email. Thebody does not keep track Read more »

osteoporosis

I am a 43 yr old male, have been HIV+ for about 6 yrs and have been on medications for about 5yrs. I started on Tenofovir, Lamivudine & Efavirenz, then went to Truvada + Efavirenz, and had recently changed to Atripla (all switches for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...An Australian study, called STEAL, showed that when virologically undetectable patients on HIV medications were switched to abacavir+3TC (compared with tenofovir+FTC), they gained bone mineral density after 6 and 12 months. This would suggest... Read more »

Switch from Zidovudine

My wife with a baseline CD4 of 83 (12.8%), and viral load of 2071 is on Zidovudine, Lamivudine, and Nevirapine for 6 weeks. She is also taking Bactrim DS for 2 weeks. While she has tolerated the drugs, she has recently reported a decline in white...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...likelihood of a hypersensitivity reaction is no more (about 3%) than in any other setting where you would be starting abacavir. If cost is an issue, changing to stavudine is also an option that will work quite well. Your plan to later switch... Read more »

Boosted vs. Unboosted Reyataz

There was a study (ARIES) released at IAS 2009 which indicated that unboosted Reyataz performed as well as boosted Reyataz with Epzicom. Has this caused you to change your prescribing practices regarding Reyataz in your clinic? Thanks.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...an early phase induction with ritonavir (without long-term exposure) could yield similar results (with less drug exposure and costs).A couple of points deserve comment. First, this study does not evaluate starting with Epzicom with unboosted... Read more »
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Abacavir (Ziagen)

... What Is Abacavir? Who Should Take Abacavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Abacavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Read more »
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An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Read more »
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An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Epzicom Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate/Lamivudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Epzicom is a combination Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...there 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... Read more »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...very watchful when I initially got started and had follow up calls to me regarding any problems if in deed I was blinded on the Abacavir. Either I am on it and am fine or I am not on the Epzicom part of the study. I feel and this is only my... 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 soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »