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Epivir

...or pharmacist. Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) in people co-infected with HIV/HBV has occurred when Epivir was discontinued. These patients should be closely monitored by their physician. Epivir is also available combined with Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT), called Combivir (one tablet twice a day); in a once-daily formula with Ziagen (Epzicom, one tablet daily); and in a triple combination with both Retrovir and Ziagen (Trizivir, one tablet twice...
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Epivir, Videx, Sustiva

Ive been taking Epivir, Videx, Sustiva once daily since 5 years now, after I was taken to hospital with Pneumonia and diagnosed HIV positive. Back then my CD4 were at a very low 12 and my viral load undetectable. Now 5 years have passed, Im still...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A significant minority of patients fail to regain high levels of CD4 cells despite good viral suppression on effective antiretroviral therapy. Reasons for that can include age, poor thymic function, genetics, continuing immune activation,... Read more »

Experiencing facial and body wasting on Zerit, Epivir, and Sustiva

Dear Dr. Altough I am not an expert writing in English I will try to make me undertand.I am on five year of treatment of anti retroviral, currently on 3TC + D4T + Efavirenz. Since I started on this schedule I have been experiencing fat wasting. I am...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...strategy will help reverse lipoatrophy. An alternative tactic would be to simply stop the d4T and continue lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) and efavirenz (Sustiva). This regimen would probably be strong enough to control viral replication, but there... Read more »

When do you treat Anemia?

I have been on Combivir and Sustiva for one year, since I found out that I was positive. Since then my viral load has gone from 216,000 to undetectable and my CD4 level from 304 to 440. My primary care Dr. is concerned about Anemia because of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...304 up to 440). The problem is now you are experiencing some of the side effects of these potent drugs. Combivir contains both epivir (3TC) and retrovir (AZT). AZT is well known for suppressing the bone marrow, which can lead to neutropenia... Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Zerit vs. Sustiva/Epivir/Zerit

I have been positive for 3 years and doing well. Undetectable viral load, t-cells around 600. I started meds with Epivir/Zerit/Viracept and recently dropped the Viracept for Sustiva. I was told that the Viracept was the cause of the fat pad that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Switching to Sustiva "saves" the protease class for later use and can be a part of a long-term treatment plan. Your current regimen still can cause Read more »
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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved... Read more »
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Sustiva

...effects and interactions. Doctor Sustiva (efavirenz) dosed once daily was approved for HIV infection in 2002. This antiretroviral can be used in several combinations, but its main use is when it is taken in combination with Truvada in the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Hepatotoxicity

...inhibitors (NNRTIs) , and protease inhibitors (PIs) . There are several specific conditions that all fall within the general category of hepatotoxicity. These conditions include: hepatitis -- inflammation of the liver hepatic necrosis -- death... Read more »
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Drug Holiday - Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone gone on a drug holiday, with one of the medications being Sustiva, or other NNRTI? I am considering it, but everything I have read has indicated that the long half-life of Sustiva can leave Read more »

Urine Drug Screening and SUSTIVA!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...high CD4 count and undetectable Viral Load for years now, just like myself - I know, we are so blessed!! He is presently on SUSTIVA and COMBIVIR, and I am on FORTOVASE, VIRACEPT and VIRAMUNE. The newest thing we've had to deal with was the... Read more »

Urine Drug Screening and SUSTIVA!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...high CD4 count and undetectable Viral Load for years now, just like myself - I know, we are so blessed!! He is presently on SUSTIVA and COMBIVIR, and I am on FORTOVASE, VIRACEPT and VIRAMUNE. The newest thing we've had to deal with was the... Read more »

Epivir/hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have just stated taking Epivir and have noticed that my hair (on my head) is coming out slowly. I have read that hair loss is a rare side effect. My doctor Read more »