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from india
Oct 4, 2004


doctor kurtyka i needed to ask you a very important question!I am a expert on and planning to give advice on treatment issues and before i comment on fuzeon i need to be sure,i needed to ask you when does one recommend fuzeon?what should be the cd4 count?does it have a side effect and is it easily avialable!



Response from Mr. Kurtyka


Most HIV specialists use Fuzeon when the availability of active drugs starts to diminish, typically when there are only 2 or 3 left. The clinical research studies that were done with Fuzeon indicate that the best results occur when an optimized background is used with Fuzeon (meaning at least 2 other active drugs). The CD4 count isn't usually a critical guide in determining when to use Fuzeon.

Like any drug, Fuzeon has a list of potential side effects. The most common is an injection site reaction.

Fuzeon is readily available in the United States but access can sometimes be a challenge based on insurance coverage and/or access to the drug on ADAP. The manufacturer has a patient assistance program to help patients get access tothe medication when there are difficulties. I honestly can't tell you what access to Fuzeon is like in India.

Check out for a great deal of information related to Fuzeon.


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