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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Epivir

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... Common Name: lamivudine or 3TC Brand Name: Epivir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day (or one 150 mg tablet twice daily), with or without food, and no food restrictions.
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Adding Virocept to an ongoing PEP treatment Y/N?

I began a PEP treatment within 30 hours of a high risk incident. The PEP treatment is 300mg of AZT and 150 mg of Epivir both twice daily. It is my sixth day of treatment, and I suddenly "discovered" that I should also be taking Viracept as well. ...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...benefit to adding it now. If you were to get significant diarrhea with it, you could just stop it and finish the 28 days with AZT/Epivir.I would add that there are no clear data on this issue, and I am simply applying the principles of HAART... Read more »

A start with stocrin/epivir/viread?

Dear Doc,I'm HIV+ and I'm going to be on my first regime soon since my T-cell count is going down quick lately - around 320 now. My Doc recomended me 1 NNRTI + 2 NRTI; So, Efavirenz (stocrin - named sustiva in the U.S.) + Tenofovir (viread) +...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The combination of tenofovir (Viread) + 3TC (Epivir) + efavirenz (Stocrin, Sustiva) is a highly recommended and well studied first-line regimen for HIV. This combo is among the Read more »

stopping meds due to toxicities; a couple questions

After meeting with my id doc today,we decided I will stop meds to give my body a break from the toxicities associated with haart: hi-chol,hi-trig, lipodystrophy,plus the other usual culprits. Being on ziagen/epivir/sustiva it is known that you...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...Ziagen requres a long time to develop resistance, therefore leaving it as monotherapy for a while is not likely to case problems. Epivir has a low barrier, but is cleared fairly rapidly.I know of no studies looking at how to stop this combo. To... Read more »

Med. Change from Epivir/Viread to Truvada

My medication combo is currently Sustiva, Epivir & Viread (3 years undetectable, 1st medication combination). My doctor has suggested changing out the Epivir & Viread and replacing them with Truvada in order to make the combo Sustiva/Truvada and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Switching from tenofovir (Viread) + 3TC (Epivir) to tenofovir/FTC (Truvada) nearly always works without any new side effects. Clearly, the reduction in pill count and copayments Read more »

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One tablet (150 mg Epivir/3TC/lamivudine, 300 mg Retrovir/AZT/zidovudine), twice a day (12 hours apart), with or without food, and no... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV... Read more »
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new regimine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV+ since 1991. Currently T-Cells 700+, but viral load has recently become detectable again. I was on Epivir and Crixivan only for 3 years. Now Dr. has put me on Retonavir, Zerit, ... 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 »

Epivir/hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have just stated taking Epivir and have noticed that my hair (on my head) is coming out slowly. I have read that hair loss is a rare side effect. My doctor Read more »

stopping hiv meds

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...1100. These numbers have remained relatively consistent for years. Does anyone have any info about stopping HIV meds and the pros and cons of such. I am very nervous about stopping them after all these years. Any help on this matter would be... Read more »