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Taking Epzicom When You're Hiv Positive

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An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

...abacavir sulfate (Ziagen) and lamivudine (Epivir). Both of these medicines are nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Abacavir sulfate and lamivudine are approved individually by the FDA for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children. Because these two medicines are frequently prescribed together, the...
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Kaletra / Epzicom - Would like holiday from Epzicom

My CD4 hovers around 400. Viral load undetectable for three years. Take Kaletra and Epzicom, no other medications. Experiencing some fatigue for a couple of years now. I know one common side effect of Epzicom can be fatigue. Would like to take a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fatigue is not that common with Epzicom compared to other drugs and is common in general population so hard to pin down if Epzicom is primary cause. Switch to alterantive Read more »

Very concerned about PEP regimen Truvada & Epzicom

Thank you Dr. Bob for your priceless website. I had "receptive anal intercourse with ejaculation" with a promisuous 18-year-old drug user (and high school drop out) of unknown HIV status. I did bleed a little.I know this is one of the most risky...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...then, the prognosis for HIVers was about 10 years max. We've made remarkable, in fact miraculous, improvements in treatment of HIV/AIDS, which have dramatically decreased both morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) as demonstrated by the fact... Read more »

Worried about Epzicom side effects

Hi Dr.Bob, my questions is regarding my current drug regimen. I've been on meds since 2005. i'm currently undetectable and my t cell's are over 500. i am overweight but i have no other conditions except borderline High Cholesterol. i started out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Jay,I, too, tend to shy away from Epzicom if there are other equally good or, in many cases, better options from which to choose. Regarding your best options, that would Read more »

epzicom rash

i've tried googling to no avail to figure out what an epzicom caused rash looks like. to preface, i've been on epzicom for years now, without incident but about two months ago i broke out with this 'rash' on my face, it looks like it should be acne...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The standard Epzicom rash is usually not localized to the face being more generalized (over large areas of the body). If the rash is due to the abacavir Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

... What Is Epzicom? Who Should Take Epzicom? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Epzicom Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Epzicom Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epzicom

... Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate and lamivudine Brand Name: Epzicom Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...fact sheet 416 ): Shows if you are likely to have an allergic reaction to taking abacavir. It is found in Ziagen, Trizivir, Epzicom, and Kivexa. Testosterone levels: Low levels can cause weight loss, fatigue, sexual problems, and depression... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
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Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 1 Reply
...I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Read more »

Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
...he can get his meds pretty easily. I discovered today that he's skipping doses..big time. He got his prescriptions of Norvir, Epzicom, and Lexiva filled on September 29th and he STILL has 14 of his once-per-day Norvir and Epzicom pills left. He's... 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 »

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 »