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Will Kivexa Help Me

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AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

What Is Epzicom? Who Should Take Epzicom? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Epzicom Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Epzicom React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called Kivexa. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR...
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which Medication Best with kivexa??

I am HIV+ since 1989. I started my first medication in 1996 with AZT. Then Added 3TC then Ziagan which is TRIZIVIR. two years ago we changed to KIVEXA and Atazanavir(400m.g) My viral load is undectatable and CD4 count is always above 600. I am not...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Sorry to hear that your having side effects from atazanavir (Reyataz). Fortunately, abacavir+3TC (Kivexa, Epzicom here in the US) has been extensively studied with a variety of so-called third drugs. If you wanted to... Read more »

Hepatitis A second phase?

I had Hepatitis A two months ago and recovery was quick; a week after ALT/AST almost reached normal levels it shoot up again (not as bad at the time, to about ALT 250), though maybe reason was that I resumed alcohol at that point. Now its been one...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes, I would want you to get testing for other hepatitis viruses, such as HCV and HBV even though you were recently negative. Specifically, I would be concerned that you could have acute HCV infection and your negative HCV antibody could be negative... Read more »

which medication work best with KIVEXA

I am HIV+ for 20 years on KIVEXA and reyataza right now. I wanted to change reyataz because of the side effect(yellow skin and red eye). I am alergic to viramune. So 1.what other best option i have with KIVEXA? 2. which type of medication has...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.There's really no restriction on medications that could be used with Kivexa (we call it Epzicom here in the US; abacavir/3TC), since there aren't any significant drug-drug interactions.Abacavir/3TC has been extensively... Read more »

KivexaStocrin and ViagraCialis

Hello, I recently (2 weeks ago) started my first regimen KivexaStocrin and I'd like to know can I use Viagra or Cialis with this combo? No other health issues... Which one is better - Viagra or Cialis? I actually don't mind, both were very helpful...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrine) can decrease levels of phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as Viagra or Cialis so sometimes dose needs to be increased to achieve effectiveness. There is little data available in order to recommend one drug over the... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

About This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Epzicom Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate/Lamivudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Epzicom is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs:... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

Table of Contents Introduction Nucleoside and Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) Integrase Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

Did You Just Learn That You're HIV-Positive? Learn More About HIV Keep Track of Your Immune System Decide How You Want to Deal With HIV Using Drugs to Fight HIV Using Complementary and Alternative Therapies Getting Help The... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

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

Posted by Mondo
Is there 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... Read more »