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Taking Trizivir When You're Hiv Positive

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...(Ziagen), lamivudine (Epivir), and zidovudine (Retrovir). Each of these drugs is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Abacavir sulfate, lamivudine, and zidovudine are approved individually by the FDA for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children. Because these three medicines frequently are...
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Efficacy of trizivir as sole hiv treatment after 5 year of triple combination

Based on current clinical research and your professional practice, does taking triziver alone provide long-term benefits of keeping viral loads undetectable?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...The best study performed to date to examine the efficacy of Trizivir (abacavir + zidovudine + lamivudine co-formulated tablet) is ACTG 5095. The data safety monitoring board (DSMB) stopped the Trizivir Read more »

Trizivir and alcohol

I have been HIV positive for approx. 19 years, diagnosed for 14 years. I have been taking trizivir for 4 years. T-cell count 965 with zero viral load. When I drink alcohol if feels as though my blood pressure bottoms out and I become very...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...to hear that you're doing well on HIV medications. I'm not aware of any particular interactions between the medications in Trizivir (AZT,3TC and abacavir) and alcohol.I'd suggest discussing your symptoms with your doctor at your next... Read more »

Question about Trizivir...

Is Trizivir solely used to treat HIV or is it also helpful with asthma?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Trizivir is an HIV drug. It does not treat asthma. BY Read more »

Trizivir & Viread

Just started Trizivir & Viread. My stomach obviously can't handle it. I take one trizivir with lunch and trizivir/viread at dinner. I don't eat much in general and can't seem to eat enough to stop the nausea and vomiting. I literally am sick all...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In my experience the AZT portion of the Trizivir is often the hardest on the stomach causing the most nausea. Your dosing suggestion with meals should be OK for a while. Your Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Trizivir for HIV

...FDA has approved Trizivir for the treatment of HIV in adults and adolescents. Each dose of Trizivir is a fixed-dose combination of Ziagen (abacavir/ABC), Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Asks FDA to Withdraw Approval of GSK's Antiretroviral Drug Trizivir

... AIDS Healthcare Foundation , the largest nongovernmental provider of health care services for people with HIV/AIDS in the United States, yesterday sent a letter to the FDA asking that it withdraw approval of GlaxoSmithKline 's antiretroviral Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Dear Healthcare Provider Letter From the Division of AIDS -- Concern About Trizivir Potency

...The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) has been conducting a study (A5095) for the last several years, comparing three PI-sparing regimens Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

... What Is Trizivir? Who Should Take Trizivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Trizivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
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Positive denial

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I've been positive since 1992 and have been in denial since then. I chose to "ignore" my result until 2004 and just put it at the back of my mind. I finally decided to go to a doctor - not because I was sick, but to get my viral load taken. I've... Read more »

Trizivir Ad Campaign -- CASTING FRIDAY MAY 5TH

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV Positive Men and Women EXTENDED CASTING - FRIDAY, MAY 5TH FOR HIV POSITIVE MEN & WOMEN AD CAMPAIGN FOR MEDICATION - TRIZIVIR Glaxo Smith Kline and Palio Communications are producing a new campaign for the medication TRIZIVIR. (*Note:... Read more »

FRIDAY, May 5th -- Trizivir Casting $2,000

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV Positive Men and Women EXTENDED CASTING - FRIDAY, MAY 5TH FOR HIV POSITIVE MEN & WOMEN AD CAMPAIGN FOR MEDICATION - TRIZIVIR Glaxo Smith Kline and Palio Communications are producing a new campaign for the medication TRIZIVIR. (*Note:... Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
...Hi I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my Read more »