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Should I Take Trizivir If I Have Aids

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AIDSinfo

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): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Trizivir includes three antiretroviral drugs: abacavir sulfate (Ziagen),
Ask the Experts

Efficacy of trizivir as sole hiv treatment after 5 year of triple combination

Based on current clinical research and your professional practice, does taking triziver alone provide long-term benefits of keeping viral loads undetectable?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...The best study performed to date to examine the efficacy of Trizivir (abacavir + zidovudine + lamivudine co-formulated tablet) is ACTG 5095. The data safety monitoring board (DSMB) stopped the Trizivir Read more »

myelofibrosis...switched to kivexa from trizivir...

Is switching from Trizivir + Sustiva to Kivexa+ Sustiva likely to reverse idiopathic myelofibrosis severe enough to warrant transfusions? Also, if both of these meds (which are taken once a day) were missed for three nights straight, how likely is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...myelofibrosis, nor would it be expected to alter its course. That said, I do agree you should switch HIV medication regimens. Trizivir contains AZT, which can cause anemia in some people. Myelofibrosis also can cause anemia by a totally different... Read more »

will trizivir get withdrawn from the market?

Dr. Dave,Please, I am so confused. Trizivir I thought was already approved by FDA to treat hiv infection. It now it this article seems that the FDA might withdraw this product for sale no more. Tell me is this bad news or good? WHy?Sally...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Trizivir will not get withdrawn from the market.The recent hoopla regarding Trizivir (AZT+3TC+Abacavir) is in response to a very large Read more »

Anemia after surgery

Dear Dr. Frascino:I was diagnosed with AIDS two years ago but my most recent numbers are good VL ND & CD4's 516. All other labs within normal ranges until I had triple bypass heart surgery two weeks ago. Hemoglobin now around 9.0 due to surgical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...but the good news is that the operation was a success and your heart is now "working well." The other good news is that your Trizivir has been very effective for you (VL ND and CD4 516). No doubt your anemia is in large part due to the blood loss... Read more »
Articles
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Dear Healthcare Provider Letter From the Division of AIDS -- Concern About Trizivir Potency

...the initial treatment of HIV infection. The three regimens are: Arm A: Sustiva (efavirenz) + Combivir (AZT + 3TC) Arm B: Trizivir (AZT + 3TC + Ziagen) Arm C: Sustiva + Trizivir The Division of AIDS (DAIDS) sent a letter to healthcare... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Asks FDA to Withdraw Approval of GSK's Antiretroviral Drug Trizivir

...United States, yesterday sent a letter to the FDA asking that it withdraw approval of GlaxoSmithKline 's antiretroviral drug Trizivir after an NIH study indicated that the drug was less effective than other antiretrovirals, Reuters ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Trizivir for HIV

...FDA has approved Trizivir for the treatment of HIV in adults and adolescents. Each dose of Trizivir is a fixed-dose combination of Ziagen (abacavir/ABC), Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

... What Is Trizivir? Who Should Take Trizivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Trizivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
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Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies
...Hi, I have been successly treated with Trizivir for four years (since becoming HIV+). All was well until a few weeks ago I noticed the dreaded hump starting to appear behind 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 Read more »

Trizivir Ad Campaign -- CASTING FRIDAY MAY 5TH

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »

FRIDAY, May 5th -- Trizivir Casting $2,000

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »