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Sustiva Plus Epzicom

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Sustiva and Epzicom combo

Hello Dr Pierone,A year ago I started treatment (diagnosed in Dec 2003 and started treatment in June 2004). After a year of Lexiva, Norvir and Epzicom my HIV doctor recommended a new regimen due to continued increased of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is a reasonable switch strategy for managing PI induced lipid and body fat changes. Most people have neurocognitive issues with Sustiva during the first few weeks of therapy and these side effects generally resolve. However, some people have... Read more »

Epzicom/Sustiva and Weight Gain

I have been taking Epzicom/Sustiva for a little over 2 years with little/no side effects and very... Read more »

Itchy Rash from Sustiva and Truvada - Sustiva and Epzicom

I was on Sustiva-Viread-Emtriva for 4 months and was doing great. Then replaced the last two with... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum or Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum ! Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Adherence | Availability | Side Effects Starting Treatment I am 37 years old... Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Epzicom (Abacavir/Lamivudine, ABC/3TC)

Nombre de Marca: Epzicom Nombre Común: abacavir sulfate y lamivudine Clase: nucleósido análogo (NRTI) Dosis estándar: Una tableta (600 mg Ziagen/abacavir sulfate y 300 mg Epivir /3TC/ lamivudine), una vez al día, sin restricciones... Read more »
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Dolutegravir/Epzicom Superior to Atripla?

Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare LLC announced that initial results from its Phase 3 study SINGLE (ING114467) show superiority of its investigational HIV medication dolutegravir plus Epzicom over Atripla, one of the most widely prescribed antiviral... Read more »
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CROI 2012 Seattle: ART Plus New Drugs Coming Soon

We often hear that there's not much new coming down the HIV drug development pipeline, but there were several presentations and plenty of posters on new HIV drugs in development at this year's CROI, including two new integrase inhibitors set to be... Read more »
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Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
David, I read your Email and brought the PDF forward. Dr. Ben was very watchful when I initially got started and had follow up calls to me regarding any problems if in deed I was blinded on the Abacavir. Either I am on it and am fine or I am not... Read more »

SUSTIVA and mental issues

Posted by LivingExample
Just wondering if anyone else was taking Sustiva/Epzicom or Sustiva and something else and experienced extreme social anxiety issues as well as depression and fatigue. The first year I seemed fine, but I eventually didn't want to talk to anyone or... Read more »

About to start meds need advice please..Sustiva/Tr

Posted by HudsonJet, 3 Replies
I'm newly diagnosed positve (last week) and scared to death to say the least. My t-cell count was 248 (awaiting viral load results) My Doc suggested that he might start me on Sustiva and Truvada and I was wondering what anyone knew of these drugs... 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 the Epzicom...nausea, lethargy, and just not "feeling right." Any information... Read more »