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Should I Take Lamivudine If I Have Aids

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lamivudine was approved by the FDA on November 17, 1995, for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in...
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Cymbalta+nevirapine+lamivudine+viread

Dear doctor ,I was prescribed by my psiquiatric Cymbalta(duloxetine) for my depression since paroxetine was not working all rihgt.I would really like to knoe if this drug has any interaction witn the antiretrivirals I am taking which are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generaly Cymbalta can be taken safely with your nevirapine based regimeln in my experience and to my knowledge. If any reader knows of a concern (still needs to be reasonably monitored) please post experience or a reference. KH Read more »

Side effects Atripla vs. (Abacavir + Lamivudine + Efavirenz)?

Hello,I am an international student currently studying in the United States but that may eventually have to go back to South America. I was detected HIV last December, and I know the infection occurred last summer. I have been following my viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most patients would do OK if switching from Atripla to efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir (particularly if HLA B5701 negative). The major issue with starting efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir is a higher Read more »

Lamivudine and cotrimoxazole

Dear doctor,I have read a book about HIV treatment and there is one drug,Lamivudine, that has interaction with Cotrimoxazole. But in reality the doctor never do dose adjustment (the patient takes 960mg of Cotrimoxazole and 300mg of Lamivudine...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear Vatana,I don't know of any significant drug interactions between lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) and cotrimoxazole (Septra, Bactrim). These drugs are frequently co-administered.DW Read more »

indinavir combivir lamivudine in pregnancy

Dear Dr,I would like to ask a very important question.A young collegue of mine registrar in Medicine had an accident with a needle that she used to do a Mantoux to an AIDS patient. She sterted immediately indinavir, combivir and lamivudine. She was...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The risk of birth defects with antiretroviral therapy appears to be very small with perhaps the exception of Efavirenz (Sustiva). However, there are not a lot of safety data especially with the use of protease inhibitors during early pregnancy so... Read more »
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Performs Better Than Abacavir/Lamivudine in Subgroup of Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV-Infected Individuals

... What For HIV-infected individuals starting antiretroviral therapy (ART), it has been unclear which of two commonly used drug combinations Read more »
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Addition of Short-Course Zidovudine/Lamivudine to Single-Dose Viramune Decreases Development of Maternal NNRTI-Resistant HIV

...The crucial issue of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV in underdeveloped countries was again raised at this conference, with more data reported on nevirapine (NVP, Viramune) resistance. Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Drug Warning: High Rate of Virologic Failure in Patients With HIV Infection Treated With a Once-Daily Triple NRTI Regimen Containing Didanosine, Lamivudine, and Tenofovir

...emergence of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) resistance-associated mutations observed in a clinical study of HIV-infected treatment-naive patients receiving a once-daily triple NRTI regimen containing didanosine enteric-coated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Once-Daily Quadruple-Drug Therapy With Adefovir Dipivoxil, Lamivudine, Didanosine, and Efavirenz in Treatment-Naive HIV Type 1-Infected Patients

...has proved to be very effective in suppressing viral load, boosting immunologic function, and improving clinical outcome in HIV infection. However, because many regimens are complicated, disruptive, and involve high pill burdens, adherence is... 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 »

unprotected sex----ECLIA test

Posted by haohaode, 1 Reply
...does it mean i have little chance of being infected? so ECLIA test told that the very day when i was exposed, that woman is HIV-free. right? BIG THANKS FROM MY HEART! Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...literature". This really makes me angry because it is of course me who IS "the literature". I am reporting this as a person with HIV who has responded badly to Efavirenz. Furthermore, I don't believe I am alone. I am quite sure there are... Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators report. Dr. Desmond Maitland and colleagues at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London... Read more »