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Lamivudine (Epivir)

What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Lamivudine is also known as 3TC. Lamivudine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of...
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indinavir combivir lamivudine in pregnancy

Dear Dr,I would like to ask a very important question.A young collegue of mine registrar in Medicine had an accident with a needle that she used to do a Mantoux to an AIDS patient. She sterted immediately indinavir, combivir and lamivudine. She was...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The risk of birth defects with antiretroviral therapy appears to be very small with perhaps the exception of Efavirenz (Sustiva). However, there are not a lot of safety data especially with the use of protease inhibitors during early pregnancy so... Read more »

Can anaemic person use Combavir (lamivudine/zidovudine)?

The patient's CD4 count is unknown (machine broken) but hemoglobin level is 11.6 The doctors here in Tanzania have immediately started her on ARV treatment because of her HB count: Combavir and Efavirenz. Our concern is that the literature...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is correct that the zidovudine (AZT) in Combivir could cause anemia or worsen it. The issue is whether there is an alternative. Stavudine (d4T) remains in wide use in Africa despite a host of other toxicities including neuropathy, and can be... Read more »

Advised to Take Lamivudine During 3rd Trimester Due to HB-Need Answer ASAP

Please reply ASAP to my questions below. I will be in my 3rd trimester this Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 and have been so worried about my baby's health because I have hepatitis B. I was tested positive for e antigen and DNA (PCR DNA indicated a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I think that is a very rational approach to take lamivudine. There is no more benign medication to take for hepatitis B. There has been over 15 years of experience with lamivudine in pregnancy in HIV patients and it does not seem to be a problem. If... Read more »

Was Advised to Take Lamivudine During 3rd Trimester-Need an Answer ASAP

Please reply ASAP to my questions below. I will be in my 3rd trimester this Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 and have been so worried about my baby's health because I have hepatitis B. I was tested positive for e antigen and DNA (PCR DNA indicated a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The guidelines published by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease quote a 95 percent efficacy rate if Hepatitis B immunoglobulin and hepatitis B vaccine is given. Your infant will need to receive all doses of vaccine to be... Read more »
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AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

CBC indications?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know that you cannot confirm or rule out HIV infection by a CBC alone. But would something on a CBC during seroconversion give you a hint of possible seroconversion? If so, what would that indicator be? Thanks for your help.

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symptoms are good indications

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
All web sites say you after seroconversion you dont get symptoms for up to ten years but the same sites then state hiv causes seb. dermatitis, thrush, folliculitis and they can occur at any time. Which is it ten years or anytime Ive got every... Read more »

Highly Indicative Symptoms: PHPANC and ARSSS.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Read this. It is a must for the Worried Wells, although, unfortunately, it will certainly lead to more concern. Very disturbing...

http://hopkins-aids.edu/forum/view_question.html?section_id=61&id=44894&category_id=88

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