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Is Lexiva Plus Truvada A Good Combination

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...easy to use.Preferred regimens included: NNRTI-based regimen Atripla (efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine) PI-based regimens Prezista (darunavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada (tenofovir +emtricitabine) Reyataz (atazanavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada Integrase inhibitor-based regimen Isentress (raltegravir) and Truvada ...
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beginning regimen of Norvir, Lexiva, Truvada

My son is HIV positiveand in az prison. His doctors have decidied with his approval to start him on meds. His CD4 count is 325. They are starting him out with the generics for Lexiva, Novir, and Truvada. Is this a good combination that will cause...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, and thanks for posting. This is a good starting combination which has a high likelihood of working for your son. There are no generics for these medications so he will be getting branded Read more »

Follow up to Is this a good combo to start

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
...small doses to increase the level of another drug as it just happens to inhibit the breakdown of many 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... Read more »

dosage of boosted Lexiva

On meds for about a month, Was told by my provider to change my twice daily regimen of Lexiva 700/Norvir 100 (1400/200) to just once a day and take 2 tabs Lexiva and one Norvir. 1400/100. He said studies suggest the once a day regimen with 100...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...resistance or treatment failure of a PI regimen, then your doctor's advice is correct.Ritonavir (Norvir)-boosted fosamprenavir (Lexiva, Telzir) can indeed be taken once-daily (100 mg + 1400 mg). Several recent clinical trials support the use of... Read more »

Truvada/Lexiva/Norvir

I was recently diagnosed with HIV and the tests showed a T-Cell count of 170 and viral load of 300,000+. My biggest concern with starting any drug therapy is side effects. So I really wasn't concerned about how many pills and how big the pills are....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...typically at their worse). You're need for Bactrim isn't extreme, given that your CD4 count is close to 200 and that your on combination antiretroviral medications. This is especially true if your CD4% is over 15.Let us know how you progress--... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

... 2004 Abacavir/lamivudine Epzicom Combines Ziagen and 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 2004 Emtricitabine/tenofovir Truvada Combines Emtriva and Viread Gilead Sciences & generic Fact Sheet 410 has information on other nukes in... 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

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...kinase (relates to muscle problems   * These pill counts reflect the "normal" use of each drug. However, doctors are now combining antiretroviral medications in new ways. Doses of each drug may be higher or lower in the new combinations. Read more »
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Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

drugs that can be used with norvair and truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am resistant to Sustiva and have a rash because of the Reyataz. what other combinations of drugs can be used with truvada and norvair? 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+Truvada?

Posted by markman, 3 Replies
...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 140lbs... Read more »