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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

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 (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Epzicom are called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme...
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Reyataz kivexa norvir anavar (oxandrolone)

Hello! I've been taking a treatment of reyataz kivexa and norvir. Does any of those react witha anavar (oxandrolone)? I've read that this steroid was used to hiv positive people for treating the waste syndrome. Thank u!...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
In studies done in the 1990's with oxandrolone (brand name: Oxandrin)in HIV+ people with wasting syndrome, no viral load increases were seen when combined with antiretrovirals. However, be aware that your good cholesterol (HDL) can go down and... Read more »

KivexaStocrin and ViagraCialis

Hello, I recently (2 weeks ago) started my first regimen KivexaStocrin and I'd like to know can I use Viagra or Cialis with this combo? No other health issues... Which one is better - Viagra or Cialis? I actually don't mind, both were very...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrine) can decrease levels of phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as Viagra or Cialis so sometimes dose needs to be increased to achieve effectiveness. There is little data available in order to recommend one drug over the... Read more »

Sustiva & Kivexa or Truvada?

Dear doctors,I am a 30 year old male in Spain. Ive been taking Epivir, Viread and Efavirez for the past year and a half. Everything is going well, my viral load is undetectable and the CD4 are at 586 (17%). My doctor has proposed to change them and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Whether to participate in a clinical trial requires much thought. In some cases, the study offers a potential benefit to the participant such as free drug or access to a new therapy. In others, there is no direct benefit to the participant but... Read more »

Kivexa or Truvada?

I been treated with Truvada and Stocrin for almost 5 years with exelent results in Argentina. Because economy situation in here are changing, my Social Secure health are trying to change my treatment schedule to Kivexa and Stocrin. They told me is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Saludos and thanks for posting from Argentina!Kivexa (Epzicom) and Truvada are similar in many ways- both are combination pills of NRTI inhibitors, both are recommended in treatment guidelines as parts of 3 or 4 drug regimens. There are some... 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 you... Read more »

5 lessons about the way we treat people

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies




Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.



1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

During my second month of college, our professor
gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student
and had breezed through the questions until... Read more »

AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

treating hiv holistic healthwise

Posted by taian, 2 Replies
anyone involved treating hiv with herbology,using colloidal silver regime or other w/good results Read more »