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What Does Abacavir Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...longer. Epzicom provides two drugs in one pill. It can be more convenient to use Epzicom than some other combinations of drugs. This could mean fewer missed doses and better control of HIV. Although lamivudine can be used to treat hepatitis B, a lower dose is used than for HIV. People with HIV infection should use the higher (HIV) dose. Some people had a flare-up of hepatitis B after stopping lamivudine treatment. People with hepatitis B...
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Atripla plus Isentress?

I'm 2years Dx'd and was put on Atripla plus Ziagen. Vl was high at first, but immediately went undetect. Now new Dr. says I must get off Ziagen, and probably never should have been on it, but wants to add Isentress. My CD4 was 186 at start of...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Isentress (aka raltegravir) was first licensed for use in the US in treatment experienced patients, but it has recently been approved by the FDA for use in treatment naive patients as well, so your doctor Read more »

a list of meds i found

I found a list of meds a friend of mine is taking are these meds only for hiv/aids or used to treat another problem they are abacavir 300/lamivudine 150/zdu ,raltegravir 400 i asked him if he has anything wrong with him other than high blood presure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The medications you listed are antiretroviral drugs used only to treat HIV disease. If your friend is taking them, he's HIV infected.Dr. Bob Read more »

Should I stay on abacavir

Have been reading about ziagen and increased incidences of heart attacks. I am a 57 y.o gay white male. Family hx of father having a fatal MI at age 58, hx of HTN and hyperlipidemia. Not a smoker, weight under control. On Atenolol and zocor with...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...patients that have been followed with HIV for several years. A small, but significant numbers of those patients that were been treated with abacavir (Ziagen) and didanosine (Videx) were found to have a higher incidence of developing a myocardial... Read more »


My Partner is co-infected with HIV and Hep C. He attempted treatment with Pegasys and Ribavirin and while he had a rapid virologic response, 6 months later the virus re-emerged and he ultimately discontinued therapy as a presumed "treatment...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...not been published to my knowledge and so I cannot comment on it in detail. 2. I would not describe your partner as being a "treatment failure". He actually had a great initial response but relapsed. It is not clear to me how long he was treated.... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Early Virologic Non-Response in Patients With HIV Infection Treated With Lamivudine, Abacavir and Tenofovir

...Abacavir and lamivudine in combination with tenofovir should not be used as a triple antiretroviral therapy when considering a new treatment regimen for naive or pre-treated patients. Any patient currently controlled on therapy with this... Read more »
The Body PRO

Abacavir Is Not Associated With the Metabolic Changes Seen in Patients Treated With Stavudine

...lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) + stavudine (d4T, Zerit) + efavirenz (EFV, Sustiva, Stocrin) was considered the standard of care for treating HIV infection. Since then, data from several studies have strongly implicated stavudine as one of the major... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...after they stopped taking lamivudine, which is part of Trizivir. Get tested for hepatitis B before you start taking Trizivir to treat HIV. If you have hepatitis B and stop taking Trizivir, your health care provider should carefully monitor your... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Safety-Related Label Update for Ziagen (Abacavir Sulfate)

...abacavir in patients of unknown HLA-B*5701 status who have previously tolerated abacavir. For HLA-B*5701-positive patients, treatment with an abacavir-containing regimen is not recommended and should be considered only with close medical... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...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 »

avascular necrosis

Posted by vanmanbc, 1 Reply
...I am a gay man who has been hiv positive by all estimates since 1981. I am very drug experienced and will be begining treatment with tenofovir, abacavir, kaletra and nevirapine. Previously I was being treated with ddI, abacavir, kaletra and... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...hypersensitivity were collected on a detailed data collection module. Symptoms usually appeared within the first 6 weeks of treatment with abacavir, although the reaction may occur at any time during therapy. Median time to onset was 9 days; 89%... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »