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Taking Trizivir With Hiv Meds

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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...replacing deoxythymidine 5'-triphosphate in the newly developing HIV DNA, stavudine is able to stop reverse transcriptase from completing its job. This prevents the HIV DNA strand from being formed and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Stavudine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 24, 1994, for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and...
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Hi, I have been taking a combination of Truvada and Stocrin from the beginning of my treatment (February 2007). Though the drugs are working fine (780 CD4, undetectable), recent lab tests show an increasing problem with my liver. My doctor has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I do not advise stopping your current meds before trying an alternative regime. That could lead to the development of resistance or a flare of HIV-related conditions. I Read more »

trizivir from the beginning

Dear doctor Wohl,i read ofern this site because my dear friend is positive.He is fine, thanks God.But, i have a doubt after reading a lot of informations about treatmens...He got infected in 2002 and he had Ars.Immediatly(he suspected for the risk...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...started during acute HIV infection? That is, during the first few weeks after infection. Second, if treatment is offered, is Trizivir sufficient?As far as treatment during acute infection, this is commonly done a major research hospitals. ... 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 »

Trizivir & pregnancy

I've been taking Trizivir for the last two years I did a pregnancy test two days ago which is positive should i stop taking trizivir? will the baby have any deformities or side effects? what are the chances of the baby being born healthy and normal
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...their HIV medications throughout the entire pregnancy without significant impact to the fetus. There are only a very few HIV meds like sustiva, which must NOT be given during pregnancy. In almost all women, if the viral load is maintained at an... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...fatigue, and lipoatrophy caused by its AZT component. These days there are better options for those who don't want to take their meds twice a day, so it's no longer a preferred medication in the Guidelines. But the positive central nervous system... Read more »

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

...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... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate, zidovudine, and lamivudine Brand Name: Trizivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »
Connect With Others

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

feeling insecure, scared and terrified of meds

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
...physique change ? I'm 6ft 4 and 228 pounds, in decent shape. Strong as an ox. I am so so so scared, even though i do know that meds can help me live a long healthy life, its still feels like i am doomed and will get worse over time. Will the fact... Read more »

Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies
...Hi, I have been successly treated with Trizivir for four years (since becoming HIV+). All was well until a few weeks ago I noticed the dreaded hump starting to appear behind Read more »

Does anyone feel good on meds??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...out I was HIV pos last year. Doing well, feeling great, normal CD4 and percentages and VL less than 1500 on three tests. No meds needed yet per my HIV doc. Reading the posts here and letters to the experts it seems everyone is having problems... Read more »