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What Does Combivir Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...doses of zidovudine and lamivudine cannot be adjusted. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine, a part of Combivir. Get tested for hepatitis B before you start taking Combivir to treat HIV. If you have hepatitis B and stop taking Combivir, your health care provider should carefully monitor your liver function for several months. There are no absolute rules about when to start ART. You and your...
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Combivir and anemia

I was started on Combivir and Sustiva in early February of this year. I was later treated in the ER due to weakness and tachycardia. My hemoglobin was 8.7. What medication change would you suggest in response to this situation? My physician...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Recommend an evaluation for anemia but consideration of a switch from Combivir to Truvada or Epzicom (if HLA B5701 negative and baseline viral load < 100,000) would be recommended in many cases. KH Read more »

Combivir

Hello. I was wanting to know exactly what combivir was used for? It is just for the use of treating HIV or used for other illinesses also? Thank you.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Combivir is used exclusively for the treatment of HIV infection (also used for prevention of HIV infection in some situations). Read more »

Combivir/Kaletra

Sirs, An HIV positive male was treated with the ARV combination of Combivir and Kaletra with positive results or several years. Over a year ago, the patient complained of weakness and pain in of the legs. The primary provider referred the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is a small but real risk for peripheral neuropathy from the use of Kaletra/Combivir with the Combivir component more likely contributing. Usually a switch to an alternative ARV regimen would be considered in Read more »

stockcrin & combivir

Hi I'm having a rash in my face is it because I'm positive.i try many ointment but it doesn't work can you pls help me
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Facial rashed occuring in the setting of HIV infection treated with Stocrine + Combivir can be due to a wide range of conditions. Proper diagnosis and treatment typically involves a careful Read more »
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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 »
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 »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

... What Are the Treatment Guidelines? Treatment Goals When to Start Treatment? What to Start With? Changing or Stopping Treatment Resistance Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Glaxo Guts Ghana's Import of Generic Combivir and Prepares for Battle

...Ghana. The revelation came as South Africa announced it had reached an agreement with Pfizer over the provision of fluconazole to treat cryptococcal meningitis and, more recently, oral candidiasis. The threat of generic competition made Pfizer... Read more »
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First Lab results - to med or not to med?

Posted by vbd1966, 2 Replies
I'm newly diagnosed (does 2 months still count as new?) and I just got my first set of lab results back. CD4 of 558 and VL of 130K. Doctor's not inclined to start me on meds since CD4 is high, but at the same time a VL of 130K still means I carry... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...hi. kinda scared.. about to start treatment. My dr wants to use an induction/maintenance strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
...to hard to understand. I said to myself,, why does my Doctor want my body important immune system to get sicker before he treats me.. It doesnt make any sense to me.. Of course the following weeks were very stressful for me, as I was trying to... Read more »