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What Are The Dangers Of Kivexa

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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 React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called Kivexa. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR...
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Hepatitis A second phase?

I had Hepatitis A two months ago and recovery was quick; a week after ALT/AST almost reached normal levels it shoot up again (not as bad at the time, to about ALT 250), though maybe reason was that I resumed alcohol at that point. Now its been one...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes, I would want you to get testing for other hepatitis viruses, such as HCV and HBV even though you were recently negative. Specifically, I would be concerned that you could have acute HCV infection and your negative HCV antibody could be negative... Read more »

Monitoring pcr after starting HAART?!

Hello,I am positive for 2 years and a half, had continuously drop in cd4 cells and started treatment 3 weeks ago with stocrin/kivexa. My cd4 were 370 and my viral load was 200.000. My doctor (who is professor of infectious diseases at University of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. In an ideal world with ample resources it may be a good idea to check HIV level 4-6 weeks after starting treatment (that is my practice). Even in US $$ is getting tight so we need to be good stewards of public health dollars. The HIV... Read more »

Side effects Stocrin & Kivexa

Hi,What are the side effects with Stocrin and Kivexa? Any loss of weight in face or body ? Is there a danger changing medical treatment often ?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Stocrin (Sustiva, efavirenz) and Kixeva (Epzicom, Epivir + Ziagen) is not known as a high-risk regimen for producing facial lipoatrophy. In fact, some studies have shown improvement in lipoatrophy when either d4T or AZT is changed to Ziagen.... Read more »

change of regimen. Dangerous?

Hello Dr.I have been on meds since October 2007. I was first on Telzir and Kivexa. after 5 months I was still detectable, but there was no resistance detected. Thus, we switched Kivexa to Truvada and I have been undetectable ever since.In europe...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Moe and thanks for your post.The regimen of tenofovir/FTC (Truvada), fosamprenavir (Telzir, we call it Lexiva) and ritonavir (Norvir) is licensed for once-daily use in the US, and listed as an alternative regimen in the current US-DHHS... Read more »

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

a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Epzicom Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate/Lamivudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Epzicom is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs:... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

About This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file... Read more »
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Drug Use and HIV

How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the spread... Read more »
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What Is Diarrhea? Is Diarrhea Dangerous? What Causes Diarrhea? How Do I Know What Is Causing My Diarrhea? How Is Diarrhea Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that... Read more »

Up Date 3yrs on ''23 and just got tested''

Posted by xxaustin, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, Not sure what made me come back or decide to do this, guess an update - at a low point again - help again! When I was first diagnosed over 3yrs ago I was at a low point in my life and was not sure what to do or what was going to happen... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play? Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

Is this dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Love going into a bar with a dark corner - my jeans torn along the seam - received anal sex in a local LA bar one night - the guy was huge - what surprised me wasn't that he was deep inside me (I just backed up on it) - but that he gave no... Read more »