Abacavir/Lamivudine for HIV/AIDS
While not a cure for HIV/AIDS, abacavir/lamivudine (Epzicom™) can help stop HIV from infecting healthy cells in the body. Abacavir/lamivudine contains two different HIV medications; however, it is not intended to be used alone.
Instead, it is used as part of an HIV "cocktail." These cocktails consist of three or four different HIV medications (technically known as highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART). Combining medications in this way helps prevent the virus from becoming resistant to one or more of the drugs.
(Click What Is Abacavir/Lamivudine Used For? to learn more, including how this medication works. This article also lists the age groups it is approved for and discuses an "off-label" use for this product.)