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Is Combivir Plus Lexiva And Norvir A Good Combination

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Viramune (nevirapine) and Combivir PI-based regimens Invirase (saquinavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada Kaletra once or twice daily and Epzicom or Combivir or Truvada Lexiva (fosamprenavir) and low-dose Norvir (once or twice daily) andEpzicom or Combivir or Truvada Reyataz and low-dose Norvir and Epzicom or Combivir Acceptable Regimens These...
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My Dr. says that Reyataz and Norvir would need to be combined with 2 other medicines such as a combination pill like truvada or combivir. It would not be combined with lexiva. Does this mean I would be taking 4 different medicines instead of the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Pepsi. The best way to think about this is to imagine that HIV meds fall into two columns, A and B. In column A are Truvada, Combivir, Epzicom and in column B are the protease inhibitors (like the Reyataz your doc is recommending) which... Read more »

Diet and lipohypertrophy

Dear Nelson,I have a question regarding reducing lipohypertrophy with diet. I am a 50-year-old man, tested positive for HIV in 1985, started meds (AZT, 3TC and Crixivan) in 1996, switched meds last year (2007) to Lexiva/Norvir/Combivir. I am gluten...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...effects on both fat gain and lipoatrophy. I am not sure where you live since that may also be a deciding factor on your options. Lexiva is not known to be the most "lipid friendly" protease inihibitor out there, and you are still taking AZT.... Read more »


Follow-up: Dr Pierone, thank you so much for your response about adjusting my Combivir/Norvir treatment to a new timezone. You asked about why I am taking this combination - I am from Eastern Europe and I was given this medication by my doctor. No...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...many years. But this regimen has fallen out of favor because of simpler and better tolerated alternatives. For example, with Combivir and Sustiva the pill burden is three pills per day instead of 10 or 12 with your regimen. Full dose Norvir is... Read more »

lypo - is it the norvir or the combivir?

Hi Doctor, About a year ago I went on a combination of Norvir, Combivir, Lexiva, and Viread. I have recently been noticing a worsening of the lypoatrophy in my arms - they seem to be getting progressively skinnier and the veins are really popping...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The answer for which drugs in a combination are the major contributor to fat redistribution problems is often unknown or unclear. In your situation I would often switch Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

... AtriplaPatient Assistance Program Co-payment assistance at 866-784-3431 1-866-290-4767 Combivir Brand Name:   Combivir Other Name(s): Retrovir plus Epivir ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...Bristol-Myers Squibb & generic 1995 Lamivudine Epivir 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 1997 Zidovudine/ lamivudine Combivir Combines AZT and 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 1998 Abacavir Ziagen ABC ViiV Healthcare & generic ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

...Amprenavir (Agenerase, APV) Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra or Aluvia, LPV/RTV) Atazanavir (Reyataz, ATZ) Fosamprenavir (Lexiva, Telzir, FPV) Tipranavir (Aptivus, TPV) Darunavir (Prezista, DRV) A newer class of ARV drugs is entry... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 2 Replies
...hello Just went to a new DR said to go with this combo and i am wondering did it help anyone. i used to take Combivir and Crixivan and he said those are old meds no one takes them anymore there is so much better out there he correct are Read more »


Posted by markman, 3 Replies
...500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2. Reyetaz+Norvir+Truvada.....I chose the latter.....can anyone already on this regimen comment on it? I am already a slim guy 5'11... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too 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 »