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What Does Ziagen Treat

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...dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $581.10 / month, $152.77 for 240 ml bottle Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, , 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Approximately 5-8% of people taking abacavir experienced hypersensitivity reaction (HSR, an allergic-like reaction). A simple and...
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Ditch Ziagen for Isentress?? Help

First, thanks for helping all of us. You're the Best!! I was Dx w/ HIV (Tcells:195)/HVC/HVB/malaria/HVD/west nile/lyme's/EBV in 3/07 at the time I was also Dx'd for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma large cell B - central nervous system stage 4. I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...issues with baseline resistance, there's probably little additional benefit for you to be on a 4 drug regimen (ie, Atripla + Ziagen)- indeed, this issue was studied in a related earlier clinical study that showed with efavirenz (part of Atripla),... Read more »

Switching from Epzicom to Truvada

I'm positive and have hepatitis B. I've been on Kaletra/Epzicom for 1.5 years. My hepatitis B is at the same level as where it was 6 months ago. Due to this, my doctor suggests that I switch from Epzicom to Truvada. How will this switch affect...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

...HIV medications: tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Both of those drugs have been found to be quite effective treating both HIV and hepatitis B, especially when given together. Epzicom is also a combination of two HIV medications:... Read more »

ziagen regimen stopped

Am going to advice to stop ziagen because of extreme rash on back and chest, was very nervous to stop, is this unusual or dangerous?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A rash alone is a worry but often can treat through under careful supervision. If other symptoms develop (fever, severe fatigue, abdominal pain, shortness of breath) then Read more »

Re: Adding Ziagen

Regarding Dr. Young's Dec 5, 2001 response to the question entitled ADDING ZIAGEN...It's important to note that the Abacavir HSR would present a FULL BODY RASH... It is also important to closely monitor any symptoms while starting abacavir and to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES illustrates the idea that many reactions that might, at first glance be thought to be HSR are not, and can be sucessfully treated through. /BY Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...identify people at high risk for this reaction and virtually eliminate HSR. About 90% of HSR occurs within the first six weeks of treatment. Symptoms of HSR usually worsen, very slowly, with every dose. If treatment is stopped because of this... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

...200 may develop PCP. Health care providers sometimes use a combination of trimethoprim (see Fact Sheet 535 ) and dapsone to treat PCP. Dapsone can also be used to prevent PCP. If your CD4 cell count is below 200, ask your health care provider if... Read more »

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Abacavir sulfate was approved by the FDA on December 17, 1998, for use with other antiretroviral drugs in the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children 3 months of age or older. Abacavir sulfate does not cure or... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...spread through contact with infected blood. Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV was transmitted through transfusions of... 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 »


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... Home > News & Publications > Journals > AFP > Vol. 60/No. 2 (August, 1999) How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Syndrome BARBARA LEE PERLMUTTER, M.D., PH.D., JORDAN B. GLASER, M.D., and SAMWEL O. OYUGI, M.D. Staten... Read more »