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Are Aluvia and Dumiva the same medications?

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Are Aluvia and Dumiva the same medications?

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Aluvia and Dumiva are two different medicines that are often used together to make a complete treatment for HIV.

Aluvia contains lopinavir and ritonavir. In some countries it is called Kaletra.
https://i-base.info/guides/3547

Dumiva contains abacavir and lamivudine. The original versions were called Kivexa or Epzicom.
https://i-base.info/guides/3513

Different drug companies make the same medicines. The different brand names can make it confusing, but these medicines are all just as good. Looking for the active ingredient is the best way to know if your meds have changed.

This link lists some of the most widely used brands in different countries.

Generic HIV drugs
https://i-base.info/guides/12423

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