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Should Someone With Hiv Take Lamivudine

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AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Lamivudine is also known as 3TC. Lamivudine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted into an infected cell's own genetic codes. Who Should Take Lamivudine? Lamivudine was approved in 1995 as...
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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 »

HIV+ HBV+, tenofovir+interferon?

Male, 43 years old, 100 Kg, 1.7 m, hiv+ since 1986, HIV viral load<50, CD4 300. Hepatitis B+ with HBV viral load 490'000,000. Lypodistrophy, bull hump, diabetes (124), triglycerides (250), hepatic enzymes lightly high, My last HAART was Lamivudine,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...you have probably become resistant to its cousin - lamivudine. However, your physician may be prescribing that to treat your HIV.3. I think the switch to an atazanavir combination is a good idea to lessen your risk of other metabolic problems... Read more »
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I-57: Treatment of Primary HIV Infection with Zidovudine, Lamivudine and Indinavir: A Case-Control Study

...host genome). Berrey and colleagues presented data comparing the virologic and clinical course of 70 patients with primary HIV infection who were evaluated within 90 days of symptom onset. As this study included individuals evaluated between... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Early Virologic Non-Response in Patients With HIV Infection Treated With Lamivudine, Abacavir and Tenofovir

...this clinical study. In addition to study ESS30009, a pilot study by Farthing et al. (2nd annual meeting of the International AIDS Society, July, 2003, Paris, France) provided data in 20 patients receiving TDF + 3TC + ABC once daily for initial... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

...A5202 indicate that the tenofovir + emtricitabine combination works better in a subgroup of treatment-naive individuals. The AIDS Clinical Trials Group conducted this study with funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious... Read more »
The Body PRO

Addition of Short-Course Zidovudine/Lamivudine to Single-Dose Viramune Decreases Development of Maternal NNRTI-Resistant HIV

...for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 in Thailand . In: Program and abstracts of the XV International AIDS Conference; July 11-16, 2004; Bangkok, Thailand. Abstract ThOrB1352. Morris L, Martinson N, Pillay C, et al. ... Read more »
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EXPIRED HIV MEDICINES

Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
...Hiya all, is so sad in some part of the World like Africa more especially Ghana where expired drugs are given to hiv positive people. I don't know which organisation or how the drugs gets to Ghana, but it is so bad to give expired drugs persons 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 »

get ready, get set.............. go meds

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
ok, just got back from the doc's office and he told me that as of today, i'm on meds. we've already talked about this and i already decided to start with combivir and kaletra. he agrees, until my geneo type comes back from the labs. i want to know... Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...Over the past two years, while I have been on the HIV medication, my partner, who is a scientist, has often noted a feeling similar to "static" on my skin. This is something that Read more »