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Should I Take Viramune With Epzicom

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A switch to Viramune and Epzicom?

Dear Dr. Eric:I have been taking Combivir and Viramune with good results since April 2003; shortly after I was diagnosed. Now at the 4 year mark, my doctor and I have discussed the AZT in Combivir and the potential for lipo. At this point I am...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...upon my assumption you should be able to switch Combivir to any one of a number of alternative NRTIs including abacavir/3TC (Epzicom) or tenofovir/FTC (Truvada) with a high likelihood of continued success. The big question is whether there is a... Read more »

Trizivir ONLY VS Epzicom/Viramune

Undetectable wuth 1100 TCs currently(9 years hiv pos)Is this OK to stopeffects of AZT on muscle... Read more »

sustiva/truvada or epzicom/viramune

my doctor wants me to take meds...he says viramune/epzicom is better....i think sustiva/truvada is... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...believe that Epzicom would not work equally well with Isentress? My doctor thinks I should start treatment with Epzicom + Viramune (nevirapine). I'm a model so I need a regimen without obvious side effects. Is this a good choice? Is it... Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on HIV Treatment With Dr. Edwin DeJesus

...some of your questions. Question from anonymous: I have been on a successful regimen of Kaletra [lopinavir/ritonavir] and Epzicom [abacavir/3TC, Kivexa] for four years. Three months ago, I quit taking every medicine I was prescribed. My body... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...include: NNRTI-based regimens Sustiva (efavirenz) and Epzicom (abacavir + lamivudine) or Combivir Viramune (nevirapine) and Combivir PI-based regimens Invirase (saquinavir) and... Read more »
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Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

... 1-866-961-7169 . ViiV Healthcare: MySupportCard -- All former GSK and Pfizer HIV drugs are covered (Combivir, Epivir, Epzicom, Lexiva, Rescriptor, Retrovir, Selzentry, Trizivir, Viracept, and Ziagen). This is still the easiest program to... Read more »
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Meds - How long to adjust?

Posted by calguy2009, 2 Replies
...over 50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - I have long bouts of fatigue, with spurts of... Read more »

Over 50 and just tested positive - meds adjustment

Posted by calguy2009, 3 Replies
...infected and over 50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - I have long bouts of... Read more »

depression

Posted by dElle, 6 Replies
...everyone. I just wanted to get some feedback on anyone who is taking antidepressants. I have been + for over 3 years and am taking Epzicom and Sustiva. HIV has not taken over my life and I am fairly well adjusted (numbers are great too). As... Read more »

New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
...Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to Read more »