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New Strain of HIV Discovered

New Strain of HIV Discovered

THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report they have discovered a new strain of HIV for the first time in almost two decades. Latest HIV News The new strain is a part of the same family of virus subtypes that have fueled the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott Laboratories, which conducted the […]

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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine)

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine)

What what is lamivudine and zidovudine, and what is it used for? Combivir is used, in combination with other agents, for the treatment of HIV infection. What brand names are available for lamivudine and zidovudine? Combivir Is lamivudine and zidovudine available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for lamivudine and zidovudine? […]

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abacavir, lamivudine, zidovudine (Trizivir)

abacavir, lamivudine, zidovudine (Trizivir)

What is abacavir, lamivudine, zidovudine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? What are the side effects of abacavir, lamivudine, zidovudine? What is the dosage for abacavir, lamivudine, zidovudine? Is abacavir, lamivudine, zidovudine safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? What else should I know about abacavir, lamivudine, zidovudine? What is abacavir, lamivudine, […]

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delavirdine (Rescriptor)

What is delavirdine, and what is it used for? Delavirdine is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is similar to efavirenz (Sustiva) and nevirapine (Viramune). Delavirdine is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), […]

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lamivudine (3tc) (Epivir; Epivir HBV)

lamivudine (3tc) (Epivir; Epivir HBV)

What are the uses for lamivudine? Lamivudine is used for the treatment of HIV infection and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It also is used off-label for prevention of HIV among individuals accidentally exposed to HIV. What brand names are available for lamivudine? Epivir, Epivir HBV Is lamivudine available as a generic drug? Yes Do […]

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New HIV Prevention Drug Not Approved for Women

New HIV Prevention Drug Not Approved for Women

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new drug to prevent HIV infection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but its use is limited to men and transgender women. Latest HIV News That’s because the drug, Descovy, was tested only in those groups, The New York Times reported. Descovy is […]

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Having HIV May Heighten Stroke Risk

Having HIV May Heighten Stroke Risk

Latest HIV News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV have a greatly increased risk of a common heart rhythm disorder that’s a leading cause of stroke, a new study shows. The increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) from HIV is similar to or higher than known risk factors such as diabetes […]

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raltegravir (Isentress)

raltegravir (Isentress)

What is raltegravir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Raltegravir (Isentress) is an antiretroviral medicine approved for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Raltegravir is an integrase inhibitor similar to elvitegravir (Vitekta) and dolutegravir (Tivicay). Raltegravir slows the spread of HIV infection by blocking the HIV integrase enzyme required for virus […]

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efavirenz (Sustiva)

efavirenz (Sustiva)

What is efavirenz, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Efavirenz is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Efavirenz is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors, which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), didanosine (Videx), and lamivudine (Epivir). It […]

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nevirapine (Viramune, Viramune XR)

nevirapine (Viramune, Viramune XR)

What is nevirapine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Nevirapine is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors that also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), didanosine (Videx), and lamivudine (Epivir). It is […]