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Should I Take Combivir If I Have Aids

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Starting HIV medication with Sustiva and Combivir

Hi, I'm a 28 year old male, diagnosed HIV positive in 2005. My CD4 count has steadily dropped from 300 in Dec 2005 to 150 in Oct 2006. My viral load increased from 45,000 to 120,000 in that same time. My doctor has prescribed Combivir and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Recent studies have shown Truvada/Sustiva (or Atripla) to be more effective than Combivir and Sustiva. Some clinicians still prescribe his older combination, but the available evidence argues against this approach. Read more »

Switched from Combivir and Viracep to Truvada, Reyataz and Novir

What should I doif this combination is aking me have stomach problems?I have a pain on my right... Read more »

Hiv: combivir and sustiva

Is it possible that someone with T cells of 80 and viral load 3552 in the month of October 2000... Read more »
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Project Inform

Switching From Combivir to Truvada Keeps HIV Undetectable, Improves Blood Fats, But Fails to Improve Limb Fat

... A study presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC / IDSA meeting in Washington, DC found that people who switched from Combivir (zidovudine/AZT + lamivudine/3TC) to Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine/FTC) maintained their control of HIV replication, had Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead's Truvada Slows HIV Progression Better Than GSK's Combivir, Preliminary Data Show

...antiretroviral drug Truvada is more effective at slowing the progression of HIV than GlaxoSmithKline 's twice-daily antiretroviral Combivir, according to preliminary data released on Thursday from Gilead's Phase III clinical trial, the Raleigh ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Combivir Other Name(s): Lamivudina/ zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Combivir, is a combination Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

... What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
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Combivir only for PEP?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was prescribed Combivir for a PEP regimen as a precaution following a possible exposure. From what I can gather on the web, Combivir is typically prescribed Read more »

reversing lipodystrophy....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Positive since 2003 full blown aids. Was on Kaletra and combivir. Reached non-detectable, and cd4 rising as expected. Into 3rd year noticing increase in truncal girth. Waist went from 27in. Read more »

Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
...have side effects, some dont. My intention here is to reach out to anyone who has tried or is currenlty trying the regimen of Combivir & Kaletra - how does it work for you ? I know combivir contains the dreaded AZT, but i have read accounts... Read more »

After AIDS symptoms?

Posted by TRmom, 2 Replies
...when diagnosed. no need to say how sick he was. I am also pos but my count was very good. He did very well on fortavase and combivir. Within 2 years hhis counts were up to 500. He still has problems with fatique, and muscle pain. I never... Read more »