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Sustiva And Combivir Combination

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Combivir and Sustiva

After much delay, I have finally decided to start HAART.... combination I have chosen is Combivir + Sustiva. I am gym freak, have been taking Nitrite Oxide, Protein Supplement and Creatine. I am also taking Viagra and Prophecia..... Will these...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...levels of viagra and Propecia. You can watch for the effects. One side effect that you may watch for is that the zidovusine in combivir can cause lactic acidosis and lipoatrophy (fat loss). You can discuss this with your health care... Read more »

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... Read more »

Should I take a chance

Dear Doctor-have been taking Fortavase and Combivir for just over 3 1/2 years. Have had great... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...non-nucleoside analog (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, NNRTI or non-nuke) Standard dose: One tablet (Sustiva [600 mg] and Truvada [200 mg Emtriva and 300 mg Viread]), once a day, on an empty stomach or with a light,... Read more »
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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...preferred list of U.S. HIV treatment guidelines for the NRTI component of an HIV regimen. In 2006, Emtriva was combined with Sustiva (efavirenz) and Viread (tenofovir) in one pill, which is known as Atripla. Atripla is used quite often as first... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...durable and long-lasting -- earning it a place on the treatment guidelines preferred regimen backbones. And like the other combos, combining the drugs extends their patent life for the company -- an added incentive beyond the convenience of... Read more »
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Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
...Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) Read more »

My boyfriend got his latest blood work results

Posted by RedDirtGirl, 2 Replies they fluctuate like that in general on a daily basis? Also, he's not on any type of antibiotics or other meds, just the Sustiva. Shouldn't he be on some meds to ward off opportunistic infections? His doc is a small town doc and I'm starting... Read more »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva Combo

Posted by Anonymous
...He had pneumonia and was hospitilised for two weeks and took strong antibiotics for 3 weeks, in the third week he started on combivir and sustiva. When his antibiotics course finished, he felt quite good for a week, apart from an irratating rash... Read more »