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Viramune And Combivir Combination

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Combivir and Viramune Combination - Time for a Switch?

Dear Dr:I have been positive since February 2003. My CD4 is 708 and my viral load has been undetectable since December 2003. I have been taking Combivir and Viramune since April 2003 with no problems except some fatigue. I am concerned about facial...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post.It sounds like you have done fantastic on therapy with excellent viral suppression and high CD4 cells. To answer your question I would need to know whether you are developing facial lipoatrophy and/or neuropathy or are simply... Read more »

Accidentally took wrong dosage of Combivir and missed Viramune for several days

Hi there, I am currently on a regiment of a combination of Viramune and Combivir, twice a day.... Read more »

Viramune/combivir

I am been taken Viramune/ combivir twice a day for three month no complications and doing well,... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead's Truvada Slows HIV Progression Better Than GSK's Combivir, Preliminary Data Show

Gilead Sciences ' once-daily combination antiretroviral drug Truvada is more effective at slowing the progression of HIV than GlaxoSmithKline 's twice-daily antiretroviral Combivir, according to preliminary data released on Thursday from Gilead's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Production of Generic Antiretroviral Drug Combination Could Begin in March, South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare Says

The production of a generic antiretroviral drug combination that was recently approved by FDA could begin as early as March or April, expanding treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in the 12 African countries covered under the President's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Generic Antiretroviral Drug Combination, Allowing PEPFAR to Purchase Drugs for Use in Developing Countries

FDA on Tuesday announced that it has approved a generic version of a "widely used" co-packaged antiretroviral drug regimen, a move that is "expected to expand AIDS treatment in the developing world" by allowing the President's Emergency Plan for... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Choosing a Drug Combination

In a Capsule An effective combination of antiretroviral drugs keeps a person's viral load undetectable, is easy to take and has few side effects and long-term toxicities. Out of the large number of possible drug combinations, a few are preferred... Read more »
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Reyataz and Combivir

Posted by Anonymous
Just was wondering if anyone else is taking this combination. I just re-started therapy after a 12 month holiday. Please let me know what you have experienced. I am new here and any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, David

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Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side... Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva Combo

Posted by Anonymous
Hiya....My dad started on meds 3 weeks ago. He had pneumonia and was hospitilised for two weeks and took strong antibiotics for 3 weeks, in the third week he started on combivir and sustiva. When his antibiotics course finished, he felt quite good... Read more »

Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) just finding the side affects of sustiva really can be hard to cope with,... Read more »