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Taking Trizivir When You're Hiv Positive

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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 925 ). The drugs in Trizivir are called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase...
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False positive and Trizivir

I have a client who recently had a baby. The meconium test revealed a positive to THC, opiates, and morphine. My client states she is on Trizivir, 2x's a day. Will Trizivir cause a false positive for THC? (Patient stated she was taking Vicodin...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No. Sustiva has been associated with false positive tests for pot but this was apparently an issue for older generation tests.The narcotics will explain positive tests for opiates. DW... Read more »

Burning Sensation in Legs - Taking Trizivir

I have been taken Trizivir for one year now, without any major complaints. Toward the beginning of treatment I experienced a slight tingling in my legs, sort of last little electrical pokes. My doctor stated that he thought this could be because...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The 3TC component of Trizivir can rarely cause neuropathy. Drug related neuropathy almost always begins in the toes/bottoms of the feet with numbness then perhaps some pain. If the feelings you are experiencing in your legs involve most of the... Read more »

Taking a second drug holiday with just Trizivir

I am taking this 2nd drug holiday after being undetectable for 10 years with diffferent meds with an averageof 800 T-cells. My first drug holiday in 2000 was due severestomach pain after taking Viracept and Combivir. It took three years for my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I would not recommend a drug holiday if you need to use INH prophylaxis. If your virus is suppressed with Trizivir, I would stick with it. You should have your liver monitored by blood tests while you are on the INH. Also, do not drink alcohol... Read more »

Trizivir

I am 27 years old and have been HIV positive since June 2001. I have been taking Trizivir twice daily for almost 3 years and have steadily responded well to it. However, a friend of mine who works for an HIV clinic (not a doctor, but seemingly...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
The most important answer to this question will come from your physician. Have you spoken to him or her about it? I note that you didn't volunteer his or her opinion. While I am willing to offer an opinion, I urge you not to take is as a... Read more »
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Trizivir Ad Campaign -- CASTING FRIDAY MAY 5TH

Posted by Anonymous

For 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.

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

Posted by Anonymous

For 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.

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Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

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