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What Does Trizivir Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...only be used by itself in special situations. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse 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 liver function for several months. What About Drug Resistance? Many new copies of HIV are...
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Question about Trizivir...

Is Trizivir solely used to treat HIV or is it also helpful with asthma?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Trizivir is an HIV drug. It does not treat asthma. BY Read more »

Efficacy of trizivir as sole hiv treatment after 5 year of triple combination

Based on current clinical research and your professional practice, does taking triziver alone provide long-term benefits of keeping viral loads undetectable?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...copies/mL (the ACTG cutoff) at 48 weeks and the higher rate of failure per 3 months associated with the Trizivir arm. Using an intent to treat analysis (with switches NOT counting as failures), patients in the pooled Sustiva/Stocrin arms had 89%... Read more »

Could I only take Trizivir?

I have been taking Norvir,Fortovase,Ziagen and Zerit for two years, Ibeen undetectable since I started this treatment but now I feel is time to change to something not that strong.My cd4 are in 1020 and lees than 50 copies of the virus in my blood....
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Several studies have clearly shown that patients who have previously been treated with AZT are at signifcantly higher risk of failing a Trizivir regimen. Therefore, I would be reluctant to switch you to Trizivir. Read more »

ACTG 5095- Trizivir Time to Jump Ship?

In your review of the the recent Trizivir study, you warned against using Trizivir without a fourth drug: "There may remain a small subset of patients for whom these regimens are appropriate, but given the high rates of failure relative to the...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...an assigned therapy, so it does not involve patients switching therapy as you did. Still, the results indicate that patients treated with an efavirenz (Sustiva/Stocrin)-based regimen have more effective and durable viral suppression than those... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine. Get tested for hepatitis B before you start taking lamivudine to treat HIV. If you have hepatitis B and stop taking lamivudine, your health care provider should carefully monitor your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

...than one medication in a single pill. These combinations are referred to as fixed-dose combinations, or FDCs. The first FDC to treat HIV was Combivir by ViiV Healthcare. Combivir contains two nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ziagen

...dose. AWP: $581.10 / month, $152.77 for 240 ml bottle Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, www.treathiv.com , 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Approximately 5-8% of people taking... Read more »
AIDSinfo

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

...itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Abacavir sulfate, lamivudine, and zidovudine are approved individually by the FDA for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children. Because these three medicines frequently are prescribed together, the... Read more »
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Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies
...Hi, I have been successly treated with Trizivir for four years (since becoming HIV+). All was well until a few weeks ago I noticed the dreaded hump starting Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

Trizivir

Posted by slitter028, 1 Reply
...I have taken Trizivir ever since it came out. The standard dosing is 1 tab bid. My doc has told me on several occasions that i can take both pills Read more »

Trizivir Ad Campaign -- CASTING FRIDAY MAY 5TH

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV Positive Men and Women EXTENDED CASTING - FRIDAY, MAY 5TH FOR HIV POSITIVE MEN & WOMEN AD CAMPAIGN FOR MEDICATION - TRIZIVIR Glaxo Smith Kline and Palio Communications are producing a new campaign for the medication TRIZIVIR. (*Note:... Read more »