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What Is The Purpose Of Lopinavir And Viread

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Kaletra

Brand name: Kaletra Generic name: lopinavir/ritonavir, or LPV/r Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories, www.kaletra.com , (800) 222-6885 AWP: $904.99/month for tablets, $420.95 for 160 mL solution Standard Dose: Two tablets (200 mg lopinavir/50 mg ritonavir) twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once daily for people with less than three lopinavir resistance-related mutations, as shown on a resistance...
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Lopinavir/Tenofovir Side Effects

25 days ago two of my three HIV drugs where changed. I switched from Sustiva (Efavirenz) andVidex (Didanosine) to Kaletra (Lopinavir) and Viread (Tenofovir) and remained on Ziagen (Abacavir). Since I started these new drugs I have had really bad...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most often the Kaletra would be the culprit. Marinol often is helfpul short term for that. After a month it sometimes settles down. KH... Read more »

A start with stocrin/epivir/viread?

Dear Doc,I'm HIV+ and I'm going to be on my first regime soon since my T-cell count is going down quick lately - around 320 now. My Doc recomended me 1 NNRTI + 2 NRTI; So, Efavirenz (stocrin - named sustiva in the U.S.) + Tenofovir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The combination of tenofovir (Viread) + 3TC (Epivir) + efavirenz (Stocrin, Sustiva) is a highly recommended and well studied first-line regimen for HIV. This combo is among the preferred initial treatments in the IAS and DHHS... Read more »

Viread - the once a day no side effect drug?

What do you know about this Viread drug that the FDA approved on Friday Oct. 26th.? Does it have to be taken in combination with other drugs, or is it a drug that has three or more drugs in one?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, we know something about it. Since it is new, it is worth some review to see what role it can have for readers out there. It is fair to say, as an intro, that there is some excitement about this drug based on what we know now about it.First -... Read more »

Viread - the once a day no side effect drug?

What do you know about this Viread drug that the FDA approved on Friday Oct. 26th.? Does it have to be taken in combination with other drugs, or is it a drug that has three or more drugs in one? ...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
Well, we know something about it. Since it is new, it is worth some review to see what role it can have for readers out there. It is fair to say, as an intro, that there is some excitement about this drug based on what we know now about it. First -... Read more »
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Infection on purpose

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello. Last year I hired a proffessional transvestite to make a transformation of me (im a man) in a woman. She is hiv positive. She without gloves apply make up to me, mascara, fake eyebrows, and lipstick. Most of the time I kept my eyes closed. Do... Read more »

purposely infected by nurse with dirty needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The nurse in my doctor office is a crazy murderer she purposely used a dirty neddle to infect me because I complained to the doctor about her habit not to wear gloves or whash her hands.My test is ready but the specialist has not call back yet ,I... Read more »

The purpose of this board?

Posted by GaryNPA, 1 Reply
Please I implore you. Can this board return to a helpful advice forum for people who are awaiting to take an hiv test or who are awaiting results? I'll accept the criticism of those that want to dish it out, and I thank those that feel I have... Read more »

Abacavir,viramune,viread

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since diagnosis...

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