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What should I know about abacavir sulfate before taking it?

You should know that you can still transmit HIV while taking abacavir. This medication does not cure HIV or AIDS. It can slow the effects of the virus, however, you may still experience HIV- or AIDS-related problems. People with liver disease should not take abacavir. You should consult a doctor about taking this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are taking either methadone or another medication containing abacavir, talk to your doctor to make sure this medication is safe for you to take. Some side effects of the medication can be severe.

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