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Generic Combivir is used for treating HIV infection in combination with other medicines.

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Also known as:  Lamivudine\Zidovudine.


Generic Combivir is an antiviral combination. Lamivudine and Zidovudine are both nucleoside analogues that work together to slow the growth of HIV by blocking an enzyme needed by the virus to reproduce.

Generic Name of Generic Combivir is Lamivudine plus Zidovudine.

Combivir is also known as Lamivudine, Zidovudine, Duovir.

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Generic Combivir is available in tablets which should be taken orally.

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Take Generic Combivir at the same time each day.

Do not stop taking it suddenly.


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Store between 2 and 30 degrees C (36 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep the container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

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Maternal plasma and bilateral breast milk samples were collected between April 2008 and April 2011 at 1, 4 and 6 weeks postpartum from HIV-infected Tanzanian women. Moreover, plasma samples were collected at delivery from mother and infant.

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Patients were randomized 1:1 to Trizivir (97 patients) or Combivir-ABC (98) for 24 weeks.

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The recommended guidelines were adhered to for the majority of patients initiated on antiretrovirals at the UHWI. The treatment outcomes achieved at the UHWI were similar to those achieved in developed countries. This gives substantial evidence in support of international efforts to make antiretroviral therapy available in developing countries.

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The subjects included 37 HIV-1-infected individuals with stable undetectable HIV-1 loads who were taking a regimen containing either stavudine or zidovudine with lamivudine and a protease inhibitor.

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Histological and biochemical endpoints were achieved in the Combivir pilot study suggesting a larger placebo-controlled trial is required as a proof of principle to assess whether antiviral therapy impacts the PBC disease process.

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Pregnancy outcome and maternal/infant ART were collected in Ugandan/Zimbabwean HIV-infected women initiating ART during The Development of AntiRetroviral Therapy in Africa (DART) trial, which compared routine laboratory monitoring (CD4; toxicity) versus clinically driven monitoring. Women were followed 15 January 2003 to 28 September 2009. Infant feeding, clinical status, and biochemistry/haematology results were collected in a separate infant study. Effect of in utero ART exposure on infant growth was analysed using random effects models. 382 pregnancies occurred in 302/1,867 (16%) women (4.4/100 woman-years [95% CI 4.0-4.9]). 226/390 (58%) outcomes were live-births, 27 (7%) stillbirths (≥22 wk), and 137 (35%) terminations/miscarriages (<22 wk). Of 226 live-births, seven (3%) infants died <2 wk from perinatal causes and there were seven (3%) congenital abnormalities, with no effect of in utero tenofovir exposure (p>0.4). Of 219 surviving infants, 182 (83%) enrolled in the follow-up study; median (interquartile range [IQR]) age at last visit was 25 (12-38) months. From mothers' ART, 62/9/111 infants had no/20%-89%/≥90% in utero tenofovir exposure; most were also zidovudine/lamivudine exposed. All 172 infants tested were HIV-negative (ten untested). Only 73/182(40%) infants were breast-fed for median 94 (IQR 75-212) days. Overall, 14 infants died at median (IQR) age 9 (3-23) months, giving 5% 12-month mortality; six of 14 were HIV-uninfected; eight untested infants died of respiratory infection (three), sepsis (two), burns (one), measles (one), unknown (one). During follow-up, no bone fractures were reported to have occurred; 12/368 creatinines and seven out of 305 phosphates were grade one (16) or two (three) in 14 children with no effect of in utero tenofovir (p>0.1). There was no evidence that in utero tenofovir affected growth after 2 years (p = 0.38). Attained height- and weight for age were similar to general (HIV-uninfected) Ugandan populations. Study limitations included relatively small size and lack of randomisation to maternal ART regimens.

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Records of 708 HIV positive hospitalised patients were reviewed, 150 patients had neurological complications; giving a six-year point prevalence of 21.2%. Males were 86 (57.3%) and females 64 (42.7%) M:F ratio = 1.3:1. Mean age was 38.84 years. The five commonest neurological complications were; cryptococcal meningitis 33 (22%), encephalitis 28 (18.7%), cerebral toxoplasmosis 19 (12.7%), stroke 19 (12.7%) and tuberculous meningitis 16 (10.7%). Overall, 72 patients (63%) had CD4+ counts done. Cryptococcal meningitis patients' CD4+ count, (mean 60, median 17, range 1-273/cmm). Encephalitis patients' CD4+count, (mean 82, median 54, range 3-495/cmm). Cerebral toxoplasmosis patients' CD4+count, (mean 59, median 58, range 11-120/cmm). Stroke patients' CD4+ count, (mean 120, median 30, range 15-394/cmm) and Tuberculous meningitis patients' CD4+ count, (mean 67, median 62 and range 12-154/cmm). The other rare neurological manifestations included peripheral neuropathy, HIV associated dementia (HAD), myelopathy and myopathy amongst others. One hundred and eight (72%) patients were on anti-retroviral therapy. The commonest drugs used in various regimen combinations included efavirenz and combivir. Fourteen (9.3%) patients died while in hospital; eight of them were among those with the top five neurological complications.

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Currently approved drugs in the nucleoside analog class are described, including AZT, ddI, and ddC. Information on each drug, such as the name of the drug, the dosage normally prescribed, and cost of treatment is listed. Potential side effects and drug interactions are also detailed. In addition, contact information is provided.

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Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-containing regimens may be a valid alternative to protease inhibitor-containing regimens for initial antiretroviral therapy, but to date few studies comparing these two strategies have been performed.

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We evaluated virological response (HIV RNA < 500 copies/ml) and immunological response (increase of > or = 50 CD4+ T-cells/microl) separately in patients with baseline VL < 100,000 copies/ml (n = 992) and a100,000 copies/ml (n = 1,048). Hazard ratios (HR) were calculated with Cox models stratified for quintiles of propensity scores, estimated by multinomial regression from baseline characteristics.

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Preliminary reports suggest that patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) have evidence of human betaretrovirus infection. The aim of this study was to determine whether antiviral therapy impacts on the disease process.

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During the past two years, two new classes of drugs have emerged that are effective in treating HIV infection. Since protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors are highly effective but difficult to take, pharmaceutical manufacturers have developed new formulations of some of these drugs. People taking AZT and ritonavir can sometimes switch to a product called Combivir, a combination of the two. Saquinavir patients may be able to switch to a gel formulation of the same drug, Fortovase, that is more readily absorbed by the body. Potential side effects and impacts on treatment are reviewed.

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sdNVP alone, administered at the onset of labour and to the infant, was compared to sdNVP with AZT plus 3TC, given as combivir (CBV) for 4 (NVP/CBV4) or 7 (NVP/CBV7) days, initiated simultaneously with sdNVP in labour; their newborns received the same regimens. Women were randomised 1ratio1ratio1. HIV-1 resistance was assessed by population sequencing at: baseline, 2, and 6 wk after birth. An unplanned interim analysis resulted in early stopping of the sdNVP arm. 406 pregnant women were randomised and took study medication (sdNVP 74, NVP/CBV4 164, and NVP/CBV7 168). HIV-1 resistance mutations emerged in 59.2%, 11.7%, and 7.3% of women in the sdNVP, NVP/CBV4, and NVP/CBV7 arms by 6 wk postpartum; differences between NVP-only and both NVP/CBV arms were significant (p<0.0001), but the difference between NVP/CBV4 and NVP/CBV7 was not (p = 0.27). Estimated efficacy comparing combined CBV arms with sdNVP was 85.6%. Similar resistance reductions were seen in infants who were HIV-infected by their 6-wk visit.

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No differences in any analyses were observed between a standard of care regimen (zidovudine/lamivudine and efavirenz) and the quad regimen (zidovudine/lamivudine/abacavir and efavirenz).

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The aim of the study was to test the antiviral efficacy of a triple nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) regimen, with potential beneficial metabolic effects, as maintenance therapy after induction with dual NRTIs and a boosted protease inhibitor (PI).

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In total 1309 HIV/HCV co-infected patients who had received HCV therapy were included, of whom 490 (37 %) had achieved an SVR. No statistically significant difference was seen for patients using ABC-containing regimens compared to patients using an emtricitabine + tenofovir (FTC + TDF)-containing backbone, which was the most frequently used backbone. In the multivariate analyses, patients using a protease inhibitor (PI)-boosted regimen were less likely to achieve an SVR compared to patients using a non-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based regimen (OR: 0.61, 95 % CI: 0.41-0.91). The backbone combinations zidovudine&lamivudine (AZT + 3TC) and stavudine&lamivudine (d4t + 3TC) were associated with lower SRV rates (0.45 (0.24-0.82) and 0.46 (0.22-0.96), respectively).

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In this study, a slight but not significant decrease in the plasma lopinavir C(trough) was found during the third trimester of pregnancy, suggesting that standard dosing of the tablet formulation is also appropriate during the later stages of pregnancy.

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HAART was given to 12 patients (combivir + nevirapin). The number of CD+ lymphocytes (by median) 1 month after the treatment increased by 185 cells/mcl, 3 months after the treatment--by 215 cells/mcl. After 1-month therapy viral load (median) diminished by 2.02 log10 copy/ml, after 3 months--by 2.31 log10 copy/ml. 71% patients had HIV RNA under 400 copy/ml. Untreated patients showed changes neither in CD4+ lymphocytes number nor in viral load. The study continues.

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The triple nucleoside combination combivir/abacavir is well tolerated as a first-line ART regimen in HIV-1-infected adults, with comparable antiviral activity to a nelfinavir-containing regimen at week 48.

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HAART including nevirapine has a limited impact on components of lipodystrophy in patients with HIV infection. Further studies are needed to verify if nevirapine overcomes the expected distinct lipodystrophy risk profile associated with different nucleoside backbone therapies.

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Thirty-four patients in each arm were enrolled. Baseline characteristics were similar in the three groups. The proportion of patients with viral load <50 copies/ml at week 52 were 74.4, 74.4 and 50.0% for OD group, BID-low group and BID-high group, respectively (P=0.02, ITT analysis). According to on-treatment analysis, the same figures were 88.9, 85.7 and 60% (P<0.02). Overall, 26 (25.5%) patients discontinued treatment for different reasons and immune recovery was similar in all study arms.

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There was a rapid reduction of 2.7 log in the plasma viremia levels in 15 cases 3 months, after treatment, from a mean baseline of 90 743 copies/ml. The mean CD(4) cell counts increased by 67 cells/microliter from a baseline mean value of 471 cells/microliter and the mean CD(8) cell counts reduced by 192/microliter after 12 months of therapy. The ratio of CD(4)/CD(8) increased from 0.35 to 0.56. The average naive CD(4) cell (CD(45)RA + CD(62)L +) count and naive CD(8) cell (CD(45)RA + CD(62)L +) count increased 42 and 19/microliter respectively after buy combivir one-year treatment. This drug regimen was well tolerated, with mild nausea in all, transient elevated serum bilirubin in three and kidney stone in two patients.

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A province-wide standardized program of universal HIV buy combivir counselling and offering of PEP to sexual assault survivors with frequent follow up was successfully implemented and feasible.

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We sought to buy combivir evaluate the tolerability and feasibility of establishing an HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) program at our hospital using the guidelines for children and adolescents after sexual assault.

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3547 PEP consults were included. Patients were mainly male (92%), MSM (83%) and sought PEP for anal intercourse (72%). Seventy-eight percent (n = 2772) of patients received a prescription for PEP, consisting of Tenofovir/Emtracitabine (TVD) + Lopinavir/Ritonavir (LPV) in 74% of cases, followed by Zidovudine/Lamivudine (CBV) + LPV (10%) and TVD + Raltegravir (RAL) (8%). Seventy percent of patients were adherent to treatment. Compared to TVD+LPV, patients taking CBV+LPV were less likely to adhere to treatment (OR 0.58, 95% CI 0.44-0.75), while no difference was observed for patients taking TVD+RAL (OR 1.15, 95% CI buy combivir 0.83-1.59). First-time PEP consults, older and male patients were also more adherent to treatment. Ten treated patients seroconverted (0.37%) during the study period, yet only 1 case can be attributed to PEP failure (failure rate = 0.04%).

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Of 50 participants recruited (23 to LPVr/ZDV/3TC), 48 started therapy, and 37 participants (19 on LPVr/ZDV/3TC) enrolled in the substudy. At 36 months, the LPVr/ZDV/3TC group had significantly lower limb fat [6.4 kg (0.26) versus 7.3 kg (0.31), P = 0.017] and a trend toward lower abdominal SAT compared to the LPVr/NVP group [131 cm (6.86) versus 146 cm (6.33), P = 0.097]. Over 36 months, mtDNA declined in the LPVr/ZDV/3TC group [mtDNA region 1: -190 (95) copies/cell, P = 0.053, region 2: -269 (106) copies/cell, P = 0.016] but not within the LPVr/NVP group [region 1: +28 (99) copies/cell, P = 0.78, region 2: +51 (111) copies/cell, P = 0.65, between-group difference P < 0 buy combivir .01 for both measurements]. mtDNA was significantly lower in the LPVr/ZDV/3TC group at 36 months.

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Tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) or human T-cell leukemia virus-type 1 (HTLV-I)-associated myelopathy is caused by human T-lymphotropic virus type 1. It is a slow, progressive spastic paraparesis with significant morbidity and causing profound repercussions on quality of life. No therapies have been found to persistently improve the outcome in these patients. We present a patient with HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/TSP (HAM/TSP) who was treated with Combivir (lamivudine-zidovudine, GlaxoSmithKline, London, buy combivir UK). She was walker-dependent for several years but, soon after treatment with lamivudine-zidovudine, was able to walk using only a cane. The role of lamivudine-zidovudine should be investigated further in this patient population.

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Concomitant administration of BILR 355 with 3TC/ZDV resulted in a modest decrease in exposure to BILR 355 and a 45% buy combivir increase in exposure to 3TC.

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The efficacy and safety of raltegravir (RAL) with tenofovir (TDF)/emtricitabine (FTC) have been well studied in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients. However, limited clinical data are available on the use of RAL with abacavir (ABC)/lamivudine (3TC) or zidovudine (ZDV)/3TC. We investigated HIV-1-infected Korean adults, including 13 antiretroviral-naïve patients and 15 antiretroviral-experienced patients, treated with RAL plus ABC/3TC or ZDV/3TC. Virological suppression was achieved in 12 of the 13 (92%) antiretroviral-naïve patients within 24 weeks and in all (100%) patients within 96 weeks. In 13 of the 15 treatment-experienced patients, ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (LPV/r) was replaced with RAL because of hyperlipidemia (n = 11) and diarrhea (n = 2). A significant decrease in median total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels was observed in these patients (P < 0.01, each). No adverse event related to RAL was observed in any of the 28 patients. The RAL plus ABC/3TC or ZDV/3TC regimens were effective and safe in antiretroviral-naïve Korean buy combivir HIV-infected patients, and replacing LPV/r with RAL significantly improved lipid abnormalities in patients previously treated with regimens including LPV/r.

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The CCR102881 (ASCENT) study evaluated the antiviral activity of the novel CCR5 entry inhibitor aplaviroc plus a fixed-dose combination of lamivudine-zidovudine (Combivir) in drug-naïve human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected subjects with only CCR5-tropic virus detected in plasma. Although the trial was stopped prematurely due to idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity, eight subjects met protocol-defined virologic failure criteria. Clonal analyses of the viral envelope tropism, aplaviroc susceptibility, and env sequencing were performed on plasma at baseline and at the time of virologic failure. Molecular evolutionary analyses were also performed. The majority of the subjects with virologic failure (six of eight) acquired the lamivudine resistance-associated mutation M184V, and none had evidence of reduced susceptibility to aplaviroc at the time of virologic failure, even at the clonal level. Six subjects with virologic failure maintained CCR5 buy combivir tropism, while two exhibited a change in population tropism readout to dual/mixed-tropic with R5X4-tropic clones detected prior to therapy. Two evolutionary patterns were observed: five subjects had no evidence of population turnover, while three subjects had multiple lines of evidence for env population turnover. The acquisition of the M184V mutation is the primary characteristic of virologic failure in first-line therapy with aplaviroc plus lamivudine-zidovudine, regardless of the envelope tropism.

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HAART was given to 12 patients (combivir + nevirapin). The number of CD+ lymphocytes (by median) 1 month after the treatment increased by 185 cells/mcl, 3 months after the treatment--by 215 cells/mcl. After 1-month therapy viral load (median) diminished by 2.02 log10 copy buy combivir /ml, after 3 months--by 2.31 log10 copy/ml. 71% patients had HIV RNA under 400 copy/ml. Untreated patients showed changes neither in CD4+ lymphocytes number nor in viral load. The study continues.

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There is strong evidence that post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with antiretroviral drugs in the timely management of occupational exposures sustained by healthcare workers decreases the risk of HIV infection and PEP is now widely used. Antiretroviral drugs have well documented toxicities and produce buy combivir adverse events in patients living with HIV/AIDS. In the era of "highly active antiretroviral therapy", non-adherence to treatment has been closely linked to the occurrence of adverse events in HIV patients and this ultimately influences treatment success but the influence of adverse events on adherence during PEP is less well studied.

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To evaluate the induction of inflammatory cytokine transcription by ABC, we used samples from women randomized to receive zidovudine/lamivudine/ABC (Trizivir) or lopinavir/ritonavir and zidovudine/lamividine (Kaletra/Combivir) from the third trimester through six-months postpartum for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT buy combivir ). Women were matched by CD4 count and baseline HIV RNA. All women attained viral suppression (<50 copies/ml) by the time of sampling.

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The recommended guidelines were adhered to for the majority of patients initiated on antiretrovirals at the UHWI. The buy combivir treatment outcomes achieved at the UHWI were similar to those achieved in developed countries. This gives substantial evidence in support of international efforts to make antiretroviral therapy available in developing countries.

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The objective of this cross-sectional buy combivir observational ('real-world') study was to investigate the effect of three HAART regimens plus stable nevirapine therapy on morphological and metabolic components of lipodystrophy in HIV-infected patients.

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We present a case of psychosis in an individual with known HIV infection whose symptoms developed approximately 1 month following the commencement of combination antiretroviral therapy consisting of abacavir (ABC), nevirapine and combivir. She presented with severe persecutory delusions, accompanied by mutism, posturing and catatonia. Following cessation of therapy and the introduction of a low-dose antipsychotic, her mental state resolved to a stable premorbid level, and no further disturbances of behaviour were noted. Furthermore, when re-challenged Indocin Drug Label with the above combination minus ABC, there were no further episodes of psychosis. It is proposed that the aetiology of the psychosis was related to her antiretroviral therapy.

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A switch to combivir/abacavir therapy was associated with objective evidence Buspar Drug Test of limb fat-sparing and fat restoration compared with continued treatment with stavudine and/or protease inhibitor.

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To determine Flagyl Recommended Dosage the impact of once-nightly versus twice-daily dosing and beliefs about highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on adherence to efavirenz-based HAART in antiretroviral-naive patients.

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Five ARV regimens are commonly used in China CARES: zidovudine (AZT) + lamivudine (3TC) + nevirapine (NVP), stavudine (D4T) + 3TC + efavirenz (EFV), D4T + 3TC + NVP, didanosine (DDI) + 3TC + NVP and combivir + EFV. The mean annual expenditure per person for ARV medications was US$2,242 (US$1 = 7 Cozaar Lethal Dose Chinese Yuan (CNY)) among 276 participants. The total costs for treating all adverse drug events (ADEs) and opportunistic infections (OIs) were US$29,703 and US$23,031, respectively. The expenses for treatment of peripheral neuritis and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections were the highest among those patients with ADEs and OIs, respectively. On the basis of multivariate linear regression, CD4 cell counts (100-199 cells/μL versus <100 cells/μL, P = 0.02; and ≥200 cells/μL versus <100 cells/μL, P < 0.004), residence in Mangshi County (P < 0.0001), ADEs (P = 0.04) and OIs (P = 0.02) were significantly associated with total expenditures in the first ARV treatment year.

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic, which was first reported on in 1981, progressed in just 10 years to a disease afflicting 10 million people worldwide including 1 million in the US. In 1987, AZT was approved for treating HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, its clinical usefullness was severly limited by associated toxicities and the emergence of resistance. Three other drugs that were approved in the early 1990s suffered from similar liabilities. In 1990, the Liotta group at Emory University developed a highly diastereoselective synthesis of racemic 3'-thia-2',3'-dideoxycytidine and 3'-thia-2',3'-5-fluorodideoxycytidine and demonstrated that these compounds exhibited excellent anti-HIV activity with no apparent cytotoxicity. Subsequently, the enantiomers of these compounds were separated using enzyme-mediated kinetic resolutions and their (-)-enantiomers (3TC and FTC, respectively) were found to have exceptionally attractive preclinical profiles. In addition to their anti-HIV activity, 3TC and FTC potently inhibit the replication of hepatitis B virus. The development of FTC, which was being carried out by Burroughs Wellcome, had many remarkable starts and stops. For example, passage studies indicated Elavil Drug Classification that the compound rapidly selected for a single resistant mutant, M184V, and that this strain was 500-1000-fold less sensitive to FTC than was wild-type virus. Fortunately, it was found that combinations of AZT with either 3TC or FTC were synergistic. The effectiveness of AZT-3TC combination therapy was subsequently demonstrated in four independent clinical trials, and in 1997, the FDA approved Combivir, a fixed dose combination of AZT and 3TC. In phase 1 clinical trials, FTC was well tolerated by all subjects with no adverse events observed. However, the development of FTC was halted by the aquistition of Wellcome PLC by Glaxo PLC in January 1995. In 1996, Triangle Pharmaceuticals licensed FTC from Emory and initiated a series of phase I/II clinical studies that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the drug. In August 1998, FTC was granted "Fast Track" status, based primarily on its potential for once daily dosing. While the outcomes of two subsequent phase III trials were positive, a third phase III clinical trial involving combinations of 3TC or FTC with stavudine and neviripine had to be terminated due to serious liver-related adverse events. Although analysis of the data suggested that the liver toxicity was due to neviripine, the FDA decided that the study could not be used for drug registration. Ultimately, in January 2003, Gilead Sciences acquired Triangle Pharmaceuticals and completed the development of FTC (emtricitabine), which was approved for once a day, oral administration in July 2003. A year later, Truvada, a once a day, oral, fixed dose combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxyl fumarate received FDA approval and quickly became the accepted first line therapy when used with a third antiretroviral agent. In July 2006, the FDA approved Atripla, a once a day, oral, fixed dose combination of emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxyl fumarate, and efavirenz, which represented the culmination of two decades of research that had transformed AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable chronic disease.

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MERIT was a randomized trial comparing maraviroc (MVC) + Combivir versus efavirenz (EFV) + Combivir in drug-naive patients screened as having R5 HIV-1 by the original Trofile assay (OTA). We retrospectively evaluated Zithromax Dose Pack treatment response after rescreening for viral tropism using population-based V3-loop sequencing.

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HIV/AIDS incidence and mortality rates have decreased in the U.S. since 1996. Accompanying the longer life spans of those diagnosed with the disease, however, is a tremendous rise in expenditures on medication. The objective of this study is to describe the trends in utilization of, spending on, and market shares of antiretroviral medications in the U.S. Medicaid Program. Antiretroviral drugs include nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), protease inhibitors (PIs), nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), and fusion inhibitors (FIs).

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In a random subset of women from each arm of the trial, plasma samples from before and 6 weeks after sdNVP were analysed using ASP at codons 103, 181, 184 and 190.

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After co-administration with BILR 355/r, the AUC(12,ss) and C(max,ss) of 3TC increased by 45% and 24%, respectively; the elimination half-life (t(1/2) ,ss) of 3TC was significantly increased. However, the pharmacokinetics of ZDV was unchanged. Co-administration with 3TC/ZDV resulted in a 22% decrease in AUC(12,ss) and a 20% decrease in C(max,ss) for BILR 355. The observed increase in exposure and prolongation of t(1/2,ss) of 3TC is potentially related to inhibition of OCT-mediated urinary excretion of 3TC.

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A retrospective case note review of patients attending a sexual assault service in London during 1999.