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What Does Lamivudine Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...formulation of lamivudine has been approved for people with hepatitis B. Some people with HIV had their 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 liver function for several months. What About Drug Resistance? Many new copies of HIV are...
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Greetings!Hi Doc BY,I would like to change from my generic lamivudine to Zeffix but here in my country it only comes in 100mg so i need to take 3 tabs a day. Is it okay? Thank you
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Zeffix is the branded 100 mg lamivudine (3TC) used for the treatment of hepatitis B. It is indeed the same as lamivudine used to treat HIV. You're correct, you'd have to take 3-100 mg Zeffix 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 »

cd4 after finish interferon

i have 3 virus B&C&HIV . now only 2 weeks and i will finish my interferon and long it take to make my cd4 increse and back to the same befor treatment? and also i take zeffix for virys B since 11 monthes and after 6 monthes my pcr was...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You asked some very good questions:1. For your hepatitis B infection: Zeffix (lamivudine/Epivir)- treats both HIV and HBV. I would expect that you are taking Zeffix as part of an HIV "cocktail" of 3 drug therapy. This way the lamivudine Read more »

hep b medicine

do a person take combivin to treat hep b or do they have hiv
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Combivir is a pill that contains AZT and lamivudine. Only lamivudine has activity against HBV. Both drugs have activity against HIV. 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 »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Drug Warning: High Rate of Virologic Failure in Patients With HIV Infection Treated With a Once-Daily Triple NRTI Regimen Containing Didanosine, Lamivudine, and Tenofovir

...nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) resistance-associated mutations observed in a clinical study of HIV-infected treatment-naive patients receiving a once-daily triple NRTI regimen containing didanosine enteric-coated beadlets... Read more »
The Body PRO

Efavirenz (EFV) in Combination with Stavudine (D4T) and Didanosine (DDI) or Lamivudine (3TC) Is Well-Tolerated and Efficacious in the Majority of Patients Treated

...copies. Overall, 90% were below 50 copies at week 48 using an "on treatment" analysis, and 80% were below 50 copies using an "intent to treat" analysis. In the subset of people who had a viral load over 100,000 when starting the study, the... 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 »
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Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...put me on something else. So since the change-over, two years ago, I have been on: Nevirapine (Viramune) Tenofovir (Viread) Lamivudine (Epivir) The horrific dreams stopped long ago, but I believe the Efavirenz caused long-lasting changes (or... 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 »

test nuevos mas sensitivos

Posted by Anonymous
...primary HIV-1 infection, to estimate the duration of the 'window period' and the influence of early initiated antiretroviral treatment (ART). Design: A prospective cohort study of 38 patients with primary HIV-1 infection. ART was initiated at a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
... 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 »