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What If I Miss A Dose Of 3TC

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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses
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3TC to FTC and back

Hello,I was being treated in Brazil, where there's no emtricitabine. That way, there I took a once a day combo of efavirenz, tenofovir and lamivudine as my first line treatment. It's been working for a little more than 2 years now with flawless...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post. Sorry for the delayed response.Since FTC (emtricitabine) and 3TC (lamivudine) are molecular cousins with very similar efficacy, resistance and side effect profiles, it's usually very safe to switch from Read more »

Viread+3TC+EFV vs AZT+3TC+EFV

Dear doctors,I'm on Gilead "extended" 903 clinical trial, finishing in 3 months' time. My medical insurance has told me that they will not provide me with VIREAD, since that drug is only provided to all-drug-resistant patients.Could my current...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
One of the reasons that we do research studies is to determine optimal therapy. The 903 study demonstrated the superiority of Viread over d4T and clearly supports its use in first-line therapy. If your insurance company is denying it, this is... Read more »

Videx, 3TC, Viread Article

To my favorite online doctor: I read an article today where it is now discouraged to take Videx, 3TC, and Viread together due to the high failure rate. I have periodically kept you up to date (since last February) with regard to my success around...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post. The article that your doctor refers to concerns to clinical studies that used the combination of ddI/3TC/tenofovir. These two studies (presented by Farthing at this summer's International AIDS Society meeting and... Read more »

Detectable VL on Viread/3TC/efavirenz

Dr. Young, I have been on Sustiva, Epivir, and D4T for several years. However, VL became detectable about 6 mos. ago.My Dr. here in Denver replaced the D4T with Viread about 5 mos ago due to lipodystrophy and the detectable VL. My latest labs...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question. Nice to hear that even the locals occasionally read our work.To summarize what you've described, sounds like you have persistent low viral load after switch from d4T to tenofovir. I suspect that this was done for the dual... Read more »
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Differential Phosphorylation of Zidovudine and Lamivudine (ZDT/3TC) Between Semen and Blood Mononuclear Cells (MCs) in HIV-1-Infected Men

... Differential Phosphorylation of Zidovudine and Lamivudine (ZDT/3TC) Between Semen and Blood Mononuclear Cells (MCs) in HIV-1-Infected Men (Poster 530) Authored by S. Reddy, L. Troiani, Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Combivir (Zidovudine/Lamivudine, AZT/3TC)

... Nombre de Marca: Combivir Nombre Común: zidovudine (AZT) y lamivudine (3TC) Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Trizivir (Zidovudine/Lamivudine/Abacavir, AZT/3TC/ABC)

... Nombre de Marca: Trizivir Nombre Común: abacavir, AZT, y lamivudine Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en inglés) Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Epzicom (Abacavir/Lamivudine, ABC/3TC)

... Nombre de Marca: Epzicom Nombre Común: abacavir sulfate y lamivudine Clase: nucleósido análogo (NRTI) Dosis estándar: Una tableta (600 mg Ziagen/abacavir sulfate y 300 mg Epivir /3TC/ Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...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 may... Read more »

PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my 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 »

Positive denial

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I've been positive since 1992 and have been in denial since then. I chose to "ignore" my result until 2004 and just put it at the back of my mind. I finally decided to go to a doctor - not because I was sick, but to get my viral load taken. I've... Read more »