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Long Term Side Effects Of 3TC

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HIV tinnitus supoort group

You had previously responded to my earlier question on tinnitus as a possible side effect of 3TC and you mentioned that some patients who are taking 3TC are also having tinnitus. Do know if there is an HIV support group that dealswith this same...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I do not know of any support group. Literature is spotty often in documentation of rates of side effects after long term use which is a frustrating situation. KH Read more »

Combivir

Do you know of the long-term side effects of taking Combivir for a person who is not HIV infected... Read more »

Old resistance to 3tc and use of combivir

Dear Dr ShererI am long term diagnosed and have been on HAART since the mid 1990's. During that... Read more »
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Epivir

...forms the nucleoside backbone for nearly all HAART regimens since the HAART era began. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Emtriva

...all settings, FTC is only used in one of the fixed dose combinations previously listed. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...this drug, and I wonder why more treatment-naive HIVers don't use it. I'm starting to take Ziagen (abacavir) + Epivir (3TC, lamivudine) + lopinavir (Epivir + Ziagen = Epzicom). Are there any comments you can offer about my medication regimen? ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

... Preferred regimen for pregnant women Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) twice-daily and Combivir (zidovudine +lamivudine) Alternative Regimens These combinations have been proven useful in clinical trials, but may... Read more »
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Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...about the whole thing) I am currently undectable and I?m taking Reyataz [atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. Cheers Mondo Read more »

hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... the payments on em. I REFUSE to start protease inhibitors until more is know about them and the LONG TERM (3 to 5 year) EFFECTS on both the user and the virus. If I can keep the virus at bay ... Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...put me on something else. So since the change-over, two years ago, I have been on: Nevirapine (Viramune) Tenofovir (Viread) Lamivudine (Epivir) The horrific dreams stopped long ago, but I believe the Efavirenz caused long-lasting changes (or... Read more »

Taking charge of your life

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
...times i hear the meds are worse than the disease. I want to fight but not for nothing. Not for a few years of horrible side effects that won't let me leave the house. I don't expect this to be a cake walk. I got this by making a mistake as... Read more »