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What Are The Side Effects Of Abacavir/3TC

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Side effects Atripla vs. (Abacavir + Lamivudine + Efavirenz)?

Hello,I am an international student currently studying in the United States but that may eventually have to go back to South America. I was detected HIV last December, and I know the infection occurred last summer. I have been following my viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most patients would do OK if switching from Atripla to efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir (particularly if HLA B5701 negative). The major issue with starting efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir is a higher Read more »

which Medication Best with kivexa??

I am HIV+ since 1989. I started my first medication in 1996 with AZT. Then Added 3TC then Ziagan... Read more »

Is my combination safe

Hi Dr and thanx for the wonderful work u r doing. Am from South Africa, tested pos in 2005 feb and... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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

...abacavir or lamivudine. Individuals requiring different doses should not take Epzicom. Contraindications Warnings and side effects of Epzicom may be similar to those of abacavir and lamivudine taken individually. (See individual drug fact... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epivir

... Common Name: lamivudine or 3TC Brand Name: Epivir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...What Is Lamivudine? Who Should Take Lamivudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as... Read more »
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The Lingering Debate With Abacavir and Heart Disease

...factors. On the other hand, the HEAT study of about 700 treatment-naive people found no increased risk when comparing abacavir + 3TC to tenofovir + FTC. A large VA study (19,000 people) supports the HEAT observation after adjusting for typical... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...[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 have. Cheers Mondo Read more »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...about the whole thing) I am currently undectable and I?m taking Reyataz [atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. Cheers Mondo Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Any side effects?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...first I was apprehensive about taking them, because of horror stories I heard about AIDS drugs. I have not experienced any side effects from any of these drugs, and I think that it is weird. All of my blood work is really good and my doctor is... Read more »