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Is Sustiva Plus Epzicom A Good Combination

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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 Standard Dose: One tablet (600 mg abacavir/300 mg lamivudine), once a day, with or without food, with no dietary restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is closer to the time of your...
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Sustiva and Epzicom vs. Truvada

Hi...This is less a question than what I suppose may come off as a testimonial. I began treatment last month with a viral load of 330k and a cd4 of 230. My regimen consisted of once-daily Sustiva & the new once-daily epzicom. I developed a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your comments.Both of the new fixed-dose combination pills, Epzicom and Truvada have been shown to be very effective and potent in combination with efavirenz (Sustiva). As you have experienced, a percentage of persons who take Epzicom... Read more »

Epzicom/Sustiva and Weight Gain

I have been taking Epzicom/Sustiva for a little over 2 years with little/no side effects and very good response (ever rising CD4 and basically undetectable VL for over a year). The only issue seems to be I have developed quite a belly and I'm...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Your question is very important and raises a few important points. First, big bellies on HIV meds is clearly not a problem restricted to those on protease inhibitors. You are on a protease inhibitor-free regimen and have developed this problem.... Read more »

Changing from Epzicom+Prezista+Norvir to Combivir+Sustiva

Hi, doctor.It's me again. I previously posted here about my partner being prescribed with Atripla, Trizivir and Viread by his primary doctor when he was admitted to the hospital. After he was discharged, he was finally able to visit an HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and good to hear back from you.Good to hear that you're partner is now on a more conventional regimen. The current regimen is one of the current US Department of Health and Human Service Guideline "alternate" ranked ones- and... Read more »

Epzicom/Sustiva good combo to prevent fat loss?

I have been on Epzicom and Sustiva for a year and a half. I have noticed the lines around my mouth have sunken a bit. Is this a good combo to prevent extreme fat loss? Thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your current regimen generally compares favorably to other regimens in the category of preserving fat distribution (translation= one of the regimens that seems to have less problems with fat loss than many others than have been used in the past). KH... Read more »
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Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) just finding the side affects of sustiva really can be hard to cope with,... Read more »

New combined Truvada/Sustiva combination

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi.
Just wondered if anybody knew as to when the above co-formulated combo will be available? I s it this year?
I am starting with Truvada + Sustiva, but as I not keen on taking tablets anyway, I would rather take just 1 tablet instead of 2.
Thank you Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
David, I read your Email and brought the PDF forward. Dr. Ben was very watchful when I initially got started and had follow up calls to me regarding any problems if in deed I was blinded on the Abacavir. Either I am on it and am fine or I am not... Read more »

About to start meds need advice please..Sustiva/Tr

Posted by HudsonJet, 3 Replies
I'm newly diagnosed positve (last week) and scared to death to say the least. My t-cell count was 248 (awaiting viral load results) My Doc suggested that he might start me on Sustiva and Truvada and I was wondering what anyone knew of these drugs... Read more »