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Retrovir Viread And Viramune

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...transcriptase enzyme. There aremany approved NRTIs: Emtriva (emtricitabine or FTC) Epivir (lamivudine or 3TC) Retrovir (zidovudine or AZT) Videx (didanosine or ddI) Viread (tenofovir) Zerit (stavudine or d4T) Ziagen (abacavir) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs or"non-nukes") Like NRTIs, these...
Ask the Experts

Viramune and Kivexa

Hi Dr. Bob.I've been positive for a little over a year now. Ironically, I feel healthier now than I did before(I've been taking good care of myself). I feel fine. My glands are swollen but that' it. However, I'm at the stage where it's time for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Personally, Viramune plus Kivexa would not be my first choice for a regimen. You don't mention your gender, but if you're female, Viramune is not Read more »

facial fat loss, slight paunch on Combivir

i have been on combivir as base of my regimen since diagnosis in 2000. i am currently on viread and combivir - and testim supplement, and have begun to notice signs of fat redistribution. what are you recommendations? i recently started working...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...the likely culprit and the one to jettison. If you do not have a history of NNRTI exposure or resistance, then substituting Viramune or Sustiva would be the logical choice. Thanks for posting and best of luck! Read more »

Suggestion & Lipodystrophy

Dearest Gerald,Since 1997 I have been diagnosed. Started with Crixivan/Epivir/Retrovir, then exchanged Crixivan to Viracept due to ill feelings. In 2002 I developed resistance to epivir and viracept so switched to Ziagen/Viramune/Retrovir which...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. It sounds like you need to change therapy, but a switch from Viramune to Sustiva would not be a logical choice since cholesterol levels tend to run a bit higher with Sustiva. But there are data which Read more »

The new drugs

Background - I have been living with full blown AIDS now for approximately 8 years (T-Cells have only been over 100 once in that time) for the last several years I have been on a combination of 3 NNRTI's and NRTI's - I have developed a resistance to...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate what your viral load is with that CD4 count. Given what you state about current resistance and your prior HIV med history, your choice is not unreasonable. You don't indicate that your virus has resistance to abacavir or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...restricting its activity. Year Approved * Generic Name Trade Name Also Known As: Manufacturer 1996 Nevirapine Viramune NVP Boehringer Ingelheim & generic 1997 Delavirdine Rescriptor DLV ViiV Healthcare 1998 ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

... for more information. Gilead Sciences: Truvada Co-Pay Assistance Program -- Covers Truvada, Emtriva, and Viread. For high co-pays only; kicks in above $50 and up to $200/month. If health care provider does not have the card,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...insomnia Etravirine (Intelence) 4 (100 mg, 2, 2x/day) Take after a meal Rash, nausea, abdominal pain   Nevirapine (Viramune) 1 (200 mg; 1, 1x/day for the first two weeks) then 2 (200 mg; 1, 2x/day) No food restrictions. ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...Videx EC Patient Assistance: 1-888-281-8981 No co-payment assistance is available Viread Brand Name:   Viread Other Name(s): n/a Generic... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am on day 4 of my new combo.., epivir, abacar(ziagen),Viramune, and viraed. It sucks. I feel lousy all of the time..has anyone else gone down this road before? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since Read more »