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Which Is Better Combivir Or Epzicom

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epzicom/sustiva or combivir/sustiva

Hi Dr. Young! I am 37, have been HIV positive for about 2 years and had continuously drop in cd4 cells, now 345 and my doctor wants me to start treatment. He offers 2 possible treatment epzicom(here kivexa)/sustiva(here stocrin) or combivir/sustiva...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...your willing and able to be adherent to medications, with a CD4 count around 350, it would be best to consider treatment.Both Epzicom (Kivexa) and Combivir are alternatively-recommended NRTI components to treatment according to US treatment... Read more »

Epzicom - Combivir

Years ago, I failed on a combination of meds that included Combivir. Then, I went on... Read more »

Combivir change to Kivexa (Epzicom)

Hi. I took Combivir together with Sustiva for 3 1/2 years, virus load undetectable almost... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...for about two years. My doctor wants me to start treatment. He gave me two choices: Epzicom + Sustiva (efavirenz, Stocrin) or Combivir (AZT/3TC) + Sustiva. I have no liver or kidney issues. Which of these regimens is better for me to start with? ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Combivir

...Combivir -- Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC), and Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT). Do not take zidovudine (Retrovir), Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Trizivir, Emtriva, Truvada, stavudine (Zerit), or Atripla while taking Combivir, since all or part of these... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epzicom

...Potential drug interactions:  See also the drugs contained in Epzicom, Epivir and Ziagen, for more information. Do not take Combivir, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Trizivir, Ziagen, Emtriva, Truvada, or Atripla while taking Epzicom, since all or part of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...had kidney problems: your dose of lamivudine may need to be lowered. Lamivudine is also available in Combivir, Trizivir and Epzicom. Combivir contains AZT and lamivudine. Trizivir contains AZT, lamivudine, and abacavir. Epzicom includes abacavir... Read more »
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New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
...Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to Read more »

depression

Posted by dElle, 6 Replies
...everyone. I just wanted to get some feedback on anyone who is taking antidepressants. I have been + for over 3 years and am taking Epzicom and Sustiva. HIV has not taken over my life and I am fairly well adjusted (numbers are great too). As... Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...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 have. ... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed Read more »