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Is Kaletra Plus Epzicom A Good Combination

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AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

...Manufacturer 1997 Zidovudine/lamivudine Combivir AZT or ZDV, 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 2000 Zidovudine/lamivudine/abacavir Trizivir AZT or ZDV, 3TC, ABC ViiV Healthcare & generic 2004 Abacavir/lamivudine Epzicom ABC, 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 2004 Emtricitabine/tenofovir Truvada Emtriva and Viread Gilead Sciences & generic   At present, the following combinations are only available outside the US...
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Switching from Epzicom to Truvada

I'm positive and have hepatitis B. I've been on Kaletra/Epzicom for 1.5 years. My hepatitis B is at the same level as where it was 6 months ago. Due to this, my doctor suggests that I switch from Epzicom to Truvada. How will this switch affect...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...If you have hepatitis B and HIV Truvada may be a better option for you that Epzicom. Truvada is a combination of two HIV medications: tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Both of those drugs have Read more »

Truvada & Epzicom regimen?

Thank you Dr. for your time, Is it considered a "safe and effective" PEP therapy to use TRUVADA and EPZICOM together (as a regimen) for 28 days, even though the TRUVADA website says NOT to use EPZICOM with TRUVADA together...because both contain...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I think that your's is another example of a PEP regimen prescribed by a provider who must not know HIV medicine.Truvada and Epzicom should never be prescribed together- they are very similar in mechanism and as you point out, the FTC and 3TC... Read more »

Switching from Combivir/Kaletra in order to stop lipoatrophy

Dear Brian/Keith,After two years of first-line Combivir/Kaletra therapy (the treatment worked well from the beginning and I am now at CD4: 550/viral load: undetectable), I am having some light lipoatrophy in the face and, therfore, would like to...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...should continue. As for what to switch to, the key would be to replace both the zodovudine part of the Combivir and also the Kaletra. You may wish to do this in stages, perhaps changing the Combivir to either Epzicom (or Kivexa, as it is known... Read more »

Trizivir ONLY VS Epzicom/Viramune

Undetectable wuth 1100 TCs currently(9 years hiv pos)Is this OK to stopeffects of AZT on muscle wasting. Whatabout liver toxicities of Viramune
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...from Viramune. From the title of your message, it also sounds like you are also considering switching from trizivir only to epzicom/viramune, in order to avoid continuing exposure to AZT.First, I would urge you to have this discussion with your... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...regimen Isentress (raltegravir) and Truvada Preferred regimen for pregnant women Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) twice-daily and Combivir (zidovudine +lamivudine) Alternative Regimens... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...durable and long-lasting -- earning it a place on the treatment guidelines preferred regimen backbones. And like the other combos, combining the drugs extends their patent life for the company -- an added incentive beyond the convenience of... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...from my old regimen. I've read that Epzicom is no longer considered a "preferable" treatment. What should I do? I've been on Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) and Epzicom for a year and a half now. Because I also have hepatitis B, my doctor... 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 »
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New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
...Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to Read more »

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 »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo 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 have. ... 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 »