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Is Reyataz Plus Epzicom A Good Combination

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Reyataz/Norvir/Epzicom

Hello!My 28-year-old bf has been hiv-positive for 20 months.His VL is at about 10,000 and his cd4 at less than 400.His platelets have also been dropping to 50,000 last month.So he was given the combination of Reyataz/Norvir/Epzicom(Kivexa in Greece)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree Norvir-boosted Reyataz plus Truvada is the "preferred" regimen. The most common reasons for recommending an alternative regimen are: (1) resistance to one or more components in the preferred regimen, (2) intolerance or side... Read more »

Epzicom/Reyataz without Norvir Boost

Please help! I'm very confused about MED options -- probably cuz there are many choices, which... Read more »

Is Epzicom, Norvir, or Reyataz associated with facial and body wasting?

Can some one answer this question for me please:Do any of these three cause, or are associated to... Read more »
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A Slice of Atazanavir, but Hold the Ritonavir: Switch to Unboosted Dose Still Effective After 120 Weeks, With Good Lipid Findings

Switching from a regimen containing Reyataz (atazanavir) boosted with Norvir (ritonavir) to a regimen that cuts out the Norvir doesn't hurt the regimen's effectiveness and doesn't compromise its safety, according to 120-week results from a study... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum or Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum ! Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Adherence | Availability | Side Effects Starting Treatment I am 37 years old... Read more »
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Reyataz

Brand name: Reyataz Generic name: atazanavir sulfate (atazanavir), or ATV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.reyataz.com , (800) 321-1335 AWP: $1,219.09/month for 300 mg capsules; $1,257.09/month for... Read more »
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Epzicom

Brand name: Epzicom Generic name: abacavir sulfate (abacavir)/lamivudine, or ABC/3TC Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $1,169.26/month ... Read more »
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Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which).

Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed to the... Read more »

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

Posted by Mondo
Is there anyone 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... Read more »

Epzicom + Reyataz?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi.
I have just been diagnosed with a CD4 count of 11, and a viral load of 820,000.
I may start teatment with Epzicom + Reyataz and I wanted to know if anybody else had started with this regimen, or is currently on it, and what they thought of it?
Thank... Read more »

Reyataz+Norvir+Truvada?

Posted by markman, 3 Replies
I have poz for about 4 years but have never been on meds. My cd4 has been in the 400s and last time was over 500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2.... Read more »