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Risks Of Abacavir

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Abacavir and heart problems

Hi,I've been on Sustiva (efavirenz) and Kivexa (3TC and abacavir) for 18 months. I'm doing really well (undetectable, CD4 = 600) and have no side effects of note. I'm 5'10", 175lbs,57 yrs old, exercise, have low cholesterol and no family heart...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...cardiovascular disease (often assessed by using the Framingham risk calculator equation) the potential increased relative risk from using abacavir versus tenofovir is quite small and of borderline clinical significance so often no need to switch... Read more »


Dear Doctor Wohl,my brother experienced a terrific seroconversion three years ago and was... Read more »

Abacavir allergy and oral sex

Hi there - my fiance and myself would very much appreciate some advice. About two years ago I... Read more »
The Body PRO

Clinical Risk Factors for Hypersensitivity Reactions to Abacavir: Side Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy

...this summary analysis examining factors related to hypersensitivity reactions (HSR) among over 8,000 study subjects receiving abacavir (ABC, Ziagen) in a large number of GSK-sponsored trials (expanding on a previous analysis of 5,000 subjects... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Increased Risk of Myocardial Infarction Associated With Abacavir and ddI

...ARVs, and in this adjusted multivariate analysis found a 90% increased risk from current or recent use (within six months) of abacavir (RR 1.90, 95%CI 1.47-2.45, p The absolute risk was highest in patients with highest underlying risk factors for... Read more »
The Body PRO

Abacavir, Didanosine Associated With Higher Heart Attack Risk, D:A:D Study Finds

...means, and what these signals are describing. At the moment, we have been able to show that this associated risk with the use of abacavir [ABC, Ziagen] is true, as long as you take the drug. If you go off the drug, that excess risk disappears,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Examination of Antiretrovirals Abacavir, Didanosine's Potential Link to Increased Risk of Heart Attack Continues

... GlaxoSmithKline 's antiretroviral drug abacavir could nearly double the risk of heart attack, according to a study released at a meeting in February and published on Tuesday Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...very watchful when I initially got started and had follow up calls to me regarding any problems if in deed I was blinded on the Abacavir. Either I am on it and am fine or I am not on the Epzicom part of the study. I feel and this is only my... 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 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 »