Lamivudine is an oral prescription drug that is available in both generic and brand names. This drug is used to treat two different viral infections, HIV and hepatitis B (HBV). Lamivudine does not cure the infection with HIV or HBV, but it can only slow down the progression of the disease by stopping the replication of the viruses.
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Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with a person who has regular sex with other guys. It was my first time, and after ejaculation, when I removed my penis, I could see that the condom was on her vagina. I could see the end of the condom on the outside. So I got freaked out, and also before that I di... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did the condom slip from your penis? There is no need for PEP for non healed ulcers in the mouth, but if the tip is out of the condom, you would need PEP. PEP has many side effects, but you could prevent by taking Pan D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone) one in an empty stom... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 54-year-old uncle and 47-year-old aunt have been taking the combination of lamivudine, nevirapine, and zidovudine tablets for the past 11 years. Is it necessary for them to continue with these medications, or should they consider a change? My aunt experiences health issues such as a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. Based on the treatment guidelines, if a person on an antiretroviral regimen shows stability, improvement in CD4 cell count, and undetectable HIV viral load, there is no need to change the regimen or drug combinations. Howe... Read Full »