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Starting medication soon combivir/kaletra...

Posted by jimmyinvegas, 3 Replies
Is this a typical start?

combivir
kaletra

Then after 2-3 months he said he would put me on something else. Been positive for about 4 years (never on meds, they are on their way in mail), My current numbers are 528/140,280. Was up at about 690,... Read more »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side... Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva

Posted by paman1964, 5 Replies
I have been on these 2 drugs for almost a month and a half and have not had any side affects whatsoever.
I have a doctors appointment next Tuesday to see how these meds are working so I guess i will see what my viral load is then.
I have not had any... Read more »

Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir
Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly be... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Starting HIV medication with Sustiva and Combivir

Hi, I'm a 28 year old male, diagnosed HIV positive in 2005. My CD4 count has steadily dropped from 300 in Dec 2005 to 150 in Oct 2006. My viral load increased from 45,000 to 120,000 in that same time. My doctor has prescribed Combivir and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Recent studies have shown Truvada/Sustiva (or Atripla) to be more effective than Combivir and Sustiva. Some clinicians still prescribe his older combination, but the available evidence argues against this approach. Vinyl records had their day, so... Read more »

Should I continue taking my combivir medication?

Like many others may I start by congratulating you on this website - I have spent lots of time browsing through confusing, conflicting jargon elsewhere before stumbling on this website ran by an individual that talks in understandable English and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello John,The island of Ko Samui? Now that's exotic! Most folks who go to Thailand travel only to Bangkok (often only to get their cocks banged) and then return home. Traveling the world by coach sounds both adventuresome and romantic!1.... Read more »

Combivir & Viramune as my medication regimen?

I'm 59 y/o.. positive for 5 years...the first & only meds my doctor had me on is Combivir & Viramune...I have gained "belly fat" and can't seem to rid myself of it even though I workout and do cardio training on a regular...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
We know that AZT (part of Combivir) can decrease fat under the skin and affect mitochondria and metabolism. If your kidney function is ok, you may want to ask your doctor about using Viread (tenofovir) since we have not seen as many metabolic... Read more »

Reviving the combivir: started meds during ARS combivir want to stop- can i?

Hi Dr. Bob, I started combivir during ARS - i have been taking only combivir for about 33 days now- and dna pcr indicated the virus. I was wondering if i stop meds now- will i automatically become resistant to combivir- is there a way i can stop to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Issac,Without additional information, it's difficult to provide you with specific advice. If indeed you are HIV positive and have been started on an antiretroviral medication regimen, I would assume it contains more than Combivir, as this... Read more »
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FDA Approval of Generic ARVs: Nevirapine and Combivir Now Off-Patent in the U.S.

Since the last issue of HTB , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval or tentative approval for the following new generic ARV products. Drug and Formulation Manufacturer, Country Approval Date ... Read more »
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Combivir

Brand name: Combivir Generic name: lamivudine/zidovudine, or 3TC/AZT Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877)... Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudina + Lamivudina)

¿Qué Es Combivir? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Combivir? ¿Qué Sucede con la Resistencia a Los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo Se Toma Combivir? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Secundarios? ¿Cómo Reacciona Combivir con Otros Medicamentos? ¿Qué Es Combivir?... Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Combivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs used as... Read more »