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Should I Take Trizivir If I Have Aids

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An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): ABC/3TC/ZDV, abacavir sulfate/lamivudine/zidovudine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Trizivir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include allergic reactions, lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), liver problems, and blood disorders,...
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Stopping Trizivir after 3 months

I have been HIV positive for 10 months, first labs, 6 months ago, labs again 2 months later before beginning treatment - viral load - 225,000, Tcells - 300. I began Trizivir 3 months ago. My last labs 6 weeks ago, Tcells 330, viral load 2,500. My...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
thank you for your question.Sounds like that you are having some side effects of medications (Trizivir). There are several issues that are worth discussion when considering a treatment change.First is to understand how bad your HIV disease was... Read more »

trizivir vs combivir

I have been hiv poz for 22 years. Never really been sick. I have been on hiv meds for 15 years and done pretty well with them.I am undetectable and t-cell are 600 I have been on trizivir,norivir and reataz for 3 years and I have had no side effects....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.First off, I'd agree with the general idea of aint' broke, don't fix-- at least unless there were a significant reason to change. That said, the risk of simplifying your regimen is minimal, since were not talking... Read more »

Trizivir

I was diagnosed with HIV in early November, 2004. Within 1 months time, by numbers changed from a Viral Load of 3000 to 5500 and my CD4 count dropped from 250 to 200. At that time my doctor put me on Trizivir, a drug that I hear many different...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If I understand you, you have recently started on Trizivir and have some concerns about this choice by your doctor. I am less clear on his response to your questioning of this choice. You may be recalling a study demonstrating relatively LESS... Read more »

Coming off Trizivir

Dear GeraldThank you for your encouraging response.I stopped taking Trizivir 2 days ago am going to London tomorrow to see the top HIV specialist in the UK about a new therapy.I am still a zombie with glazed eyes and looking drugged out.It took me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello George, I am glad that you getting another opinion regarding your care. Here is the <a href="http://thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q168760.html" target=_new>original post</a> for our readers. The time to resolution... Read more »
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FRIDAY, May 5th -- Trizivir Casting $2,000

Posted by Anonymous

For HIV Positive Men and Women

EXTENDED CASTING - FRIDAY, MAY 5TH
FOR HIV POSITIVE MEN & WOMEN
AD CAMPAIGN FOR MEDICATION - TRIZIVIR Glaxo Smith Kline and Palio Communications are producing a new campaign for the medication TRIZIVIR.

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Trizivir Ad Campaign -- CASTING FRIDAY MAY 5TH

Posted by Anonymous

For HIV Positive Men and Women

EXTENDED CASTING - FRIDAY, MAY 5TH
FOR HIV POSITIVE MEN & WOMEN
AD CAMPAIGN FOR MEDICATION - TRIZIVIR Glaxo Smith Kline and Palio Communications are producing a new campaign for the medication TRIZIVIR.

(*Note:... Read more »

Trizivir

Posted by slitter028, 1 Reply
I have taken Trizivir ever since it came out. The standard dosing is 1 tab bid. My doc has told me on several occasions that i can take both pills at once if it was more convienent for me, because i take viread also, which is once a day, which would... Read more »

Trizivir??????

Posted by Anonymous
I am currently taking epivir, zerit and viracept, but am thinking of switching to Trizivir (epivir,retrovir and ziagen in one tablet). Does anyone have any experience with Trizivir? What kind of side effects? Does it contribute to lypodistrophy less... Read more »