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What Are The Pros And Cons Of 3TC

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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called 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
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Pros ans cons of participating in clinical trial

Hello fom SpainI have the possibility of integrating a clinical trial that will compare truvada + viramune with truvada + reyataz for effectiveness, safety, and lipid alterations. I would like to know your opinion about this. I am treatment naive at...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...well tolerated. A recent study presented at a US HIV conference found higher than expected rates of failure with tenofovir + 3TC + Viramune all taken once a day (a regimen similar to one you can be assigned to). The people doing the study you... Read more »

Tratamiento con AZT/3TC - Efavirenz y Lipodistrofia

Estoy iniciando un tratamiento con AZT-3TC dos veces al dia y EFAVIRENZ una vez a la noche antes de dormir.Mi miedo esta en que amigos que ya estan en tratamiento me alertaron de que el AZT-3TC causa lipodistrofia y la verdad no quiero y me da mucho...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas noches,Es verdad que hay una incidencia aumentada de lipoatrofia (un tipo de lipodistrofia caracterizado por la prdida de grasa en la cara, las nalgas y las extremidades) en los portadores que toman o D4T o AZT. Hace varios aos, todava muchas... Read more »

Switching to (abacavir + 3TC) with Sustiva

Hello Dr Henry,My last question to you was: Is the AZT in her combo wrecking havoc with her red & white blood cells-- if so, what is a prudent next drug combo choice to consider? You responded with: AZT can be a drag on the bone marrow and CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...the issue then careful re-use is an option. Abacavir has generally been more fat and lipid friendly than AZT so its use with 3TC (Epzicom) might be more protective of fat while being easier on the bone marrow (abacavir is consistently easier... Read more »

GPO-Vir S30

My wife has recently been diagnosed and has a CD4 count of 380 with a VL of 30,000. The doctor (Thailand) has prescribed GPO-Vir S30 (d4t, 3TC, NVP). As I understand it this is a good regimen for reducing VL but can cause lipodystrophy due to the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine record for pregnancy while Sustiva is not recommended due to increased risk for fetal malformations. Combivir (AZT + 3TC) may have a lower risk for fat problems than D4T + 3TC at standard doses but it has been my impression that lower... Read more »

An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

...zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Combivir, is a combination of the two antiretroviral drugs: lamivudine (Epivir) and zidovudine (Retrovir). Both of these medicines are nucleoside reverse transcriptase... 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 Read more »

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

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ... Read more »
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Lamivudine (Epivir)

... What Is Lamivudine? Who Should Take Lamivudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...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 you may... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Transcurridos 40 minutos del accidente con la aguja, se inici un tratamiento con un inhibidor de proteasa, el indinavir, AZT, 3TC y ddI. Es un tratamiento un poco agresivo, pero este esquema de cuatro agentes se utiliz porque la paciente fuente... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
Hi. I have just been diagnosed in the last week. I had been feeling fairly rough the last few years, but I put it down to being severly overworked and having a few issues in my personal life. When I got my first set of meds, I was astonished. It... Read more »

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...a mis padres... mi mama sospecha que algo anda mal, supongo que es basicamente por mis cambios de humor y asiduas visitas a profesionales medicos. Mi padre reacciona hasta casi indiferente... pero me preocupa mi madre. No quiero causarles... Read more »