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Long Term Side Effects Of Epivir

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Epivir

...others less active as a result. Lamivudine, or a closely related antiviral emtricitabine [Emtriva], 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 if there is less than complete virus suppression. Resistance to 3TC leads to cross resistance to FTC...
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Side Effect Switch

I am planning on switching, for side effect reasons, from Epivir/viread/Kaletra to Sustiva/Truvada after 12 months on the PI regimen. The relevant stats are T4 nadir of 292 and viral zenith of 1.06 million. Currently undetectable (<20, for 3...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...aware of the vivid dreams that can occur with Sustiva as well as a sedated or "drugged" feeling from this medication. These side effects typically last for days to weeks and gradually disappear. Otherwise, Sustiva is very well tolerated and... Read more »

Long term side effects of Hiv Meds

What are the long term side effects of the so called triple cocktails.I have been taking Kaletra,Zerit and Epivir for about 2 years and am concerned about the long term side effects. I am worried that the drugs will kill be before Aids does.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...health threat but are not in the same ball park as untreated AIDS. Your particular regimen contains Kaletra(GI complaints and long term worries about lipid/fat abnormalities), Epivir (usually well tolerated long tern-? effects on fat), and Zerit... Read more »

side effects Epivir &Retrvior (spelling?)

I had asked you about side effects of the anti HIV cocktail of the two meds mentioned and what I have gone though. You told e to see a gasterrologist, which the top ones I havebeen seeing don't specialized in this field.You gave me a run-around...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...less potent and more prone to both resistance and failure then most 3 drugs regimens (with a protease inhibitor or non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor) they are very often used with a 3rd drug from one of those classes. By far the... Read more »

testosterone side effects

I have been told by my doctor that my testosterone level was low. he's been giving me injections for the last year, he recently switched me to a gel type and I really do not know much about testosterone side effects in general. I am very scared...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your question. Most typically, there are few side effects from physiologic level replacement of testosterone. When present, they can range from mild aggressiveness and hypersexuality Read more »
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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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Atripla

...emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTI or nukes) and non-nucleoside... Read more »
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HIV Treatment Guidelines

...recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in... Read more »
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... Choosing Atripla | Side Effects | When to Take Atripla Choosing Atripla I have HIV and hepatitis B, and my doctor wants me to start treatment Read more »
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Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...Efavirenz (Sustiva) for a year. This was about two years ago. And I was one of the several-in-a-thousand who had serious mental side-effects from it. The main problem was horrific dreams that woke me at about 2am and in such a state of panic... Read more »

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