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Switch From Truvada To Epzicom

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Isentress/Truvada combo switch from Epzicom/Sustiva

Long term (28yr) survivor currently on 400mg Sustiva and Epzicom. I have800-1,000 avg t cells and no viral load. Have been very sucessful on this regimen from the onset about 3 yrs now. Orig on Crixivan and viread, etc.. also with no problems. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sustiva has been associated with some lipid abnormalities. Switching to Isentress/Truvada seems reasonable to me. None of the antiretrovirals are significantly linked with hypertension (high blood pressure). If indeed Read more »

Switching from Epzicom to Truvada

I'm positive and have hepatitis B. I've been on Kaletra/Epzicom for 1.5 years. My hepatitis B is... Read more »

Epzicom as Replacement for Truvada

...in a small amount of cases. He would like me to switch from Truvada to Epzicom to alleviate... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...of elevated protein in my kidneys, which apparently can be caused by Truvada in a small amount of cases, my doctor told me to switch from Truvada to Epzicom. What is your advice on this? I eat right and exercise frequently, but I still have... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

FDA Approves Two Combination Pills, Epzicom and Truvada; Comment on Commercial Race to Once-a-Day Nucleosides

...On August 2, 2004, the U.S. FDA approved once-daily combination antiretroviral pills from two companies: GlaxoSmithKline's Epzicom (Ziagen [abacavir] + Epivir [3TC]), and Gilead Sciences' Truvada ([Viread [tenofovir] + Emtriva [FTC]). Both are... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Understanding Two Newly Formulated Once-Daily Combinations: Truvada From Gilead Sciences and Epzicom From GlaxoSmithKline

...Sexy new drugs have appeared ahead of schedule on drugstore shelves and with much fanfare. Gilead Sciences, gained approval for Truvada, a combination pill of Viread plus Emtriva. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), have combined Epivir and Ziagen to a one... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, February 16, 2010

...results showed that I have protein in my urine, most likely due to Truvada use. My doctor wants to switch out the Truvada for Epzicom (abacavir/3TC) because of possible kidney damage. Is Epzicom and Kaletra a safe and effective regimen?   ... Read more »
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Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed to the... 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 »

SUSTIVA and mental issues

Posted by LivingExample
...fine, but I eventually didn't want to talk to anyone or even go out in public. I have since switched my treatment to Reyetaz/Truvada/Norvir and am back to my normal self again. I'm still a bit fatigued but I'm sure that is to be expected. ... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...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 on the Epzicom part of the study. I feel and this is only my opinion given what I have been told that you are and COULD be... Read more »