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Is Lexiva Plus Epzicom A Good Combination

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...combinations have been proven useful in clinical trials, but may havedisadvantages, such as less effectiveness or more side effects. Alternativeregimens include: NNRTI-based regimens Sustiva (efavirenz) and Epzicom (abacavir + lamivudine) or Combivir Viramune (nevirapine) and Combivir PI-based regimens Invirase (saquinavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada Kaletra...
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Lexiva, Epzicom and Norvir

My doctor has suggested a first line treatment of Lexiva, Epzicom and Norvir. I keep looking and looking online but I've seen no one who is on this combo. Is it uncommon? What is your opinion of it, in respect to possible lipo effects? Can...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

...Lexiva, Norvir and Epzicom have been found to be an effective regimen in clinical trials. In current treatment guidelines this combination Read more »

My new combination of hiv treatment

Is Lexiva,Norvir and Epzicom a good combination?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...thanks for your post.Yes, the combination of Epzicom+ Norvir+Lexiva is a very good combination-- one of the most commonly prescribed first-line regimens in our group.BY Read more »

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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
...meds in the liver.So, with Truvada, Reyataz and Norvir you are taking 4 meds but really 3 are doing the ant-HIV heavy lifting. Lexiva is another drug in the same class as Reyataz. So, using Reyataz and Lexiva is like drinking Coke and Pepsi. ... Read more »

is this combo good?

hi there can you tell me if this combo is good PREZISTA(DARUNAVIR)+NORVIR?twice daily ?im resistant to sustiva group..
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...studied first-line PIs, such as fosamprenavir (Lexiva, Telzir) or atazanavir (Reyataz), in combination with either Truvada or Epzicom-- these offer well tolerated options that are endorsed by current treatment guidelines.I hope this helps,BY Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Crixivan (indinavir) Invirase (saquinavir) Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir) Lexiva (fosamprenavir) Norvir (ritonavir) Prezista (darunavir or TMC-114) Reyataz... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...37 years old and have been HIV positive for about two years. My doctor wants me to start treatment. He gave me two choices: Epzicom + Sustiva (efavirenz, Stocrin) or Combivir (AZT/3TC) + Sustiva. I have no liver or kidney issues. Which of these... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...your health care provider about obtainingan Abbott Positive Partnership PLUS Card or call 1-888-458-6442 Lexiva Brand Name:   Lexiva (Telzir in some countries outside the US) Other... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...TDF Gilead Sciences & generic 2003 Emtricitabine Emtriva FTC Gilead Sciences & generic 2004 Abacavir/lamivudine Epzicom Combines Ziagen and 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 2004 Emtricitabine/tenofovir Truvada Combines Emtriva... 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
...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 have. ... 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 »