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An Overview of Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)

... mah-RAV-er-rock Brand Name: Selzentry Other Name(s): Celsentri, MVC, UK-427,857 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Maraviroc, also known as Selzentry, is a type of medicine called an entry inhibitor. Entry inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related
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Question about Selzentry's side effects?

...`My doctor wants to put me on Selzentry/Celsentri. He says that he has had very good immunological responses in his patients, compared with other drugs. Initially I would be on
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Hello Thank you for your questions.The use of Selzentry (or Maraviroc) is a novel approach to treat HIV infection. There are ongoing discussions about using this drug as part of an initial regimen to treat HIV infection. Before one can use this... Read more »

Diet and lipohypertrophy

Dear Nelson,I have a question regarding reducing lipohypertrophy with diet. I am a 50-year-old man, tested positive for HIV in 1985, started meds (AZT, 3TC and Crixivan) in 1996, switched meds last year (2007) to Lexiva/Norvir/Combivir. I am gluten...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dear MarkYou have been exposed to one of the combinations that has been shown to cause more metabolic disorders than most for a long time. Crixivan is well known to cause insulin resistance and AZT is well known to cause lipoatrophy. The two... Read more »


Dear Dr. Frascino,I have been following the question+answers on the forum since I was diagnosed HIV+ close to 2 years ago. I particularly like the positiveness and good humor in your answers. Well, getting back to my case, I am 46 years old and was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...agents to have made it out of the development pipeline are (1) Pfizer's CCR5 antagonist maraviroc ("Selzentry" in the U.S. and "Celsentri" elsewhere in the world) and (2) Merck's integrase inhibitor Raltegravir (Isentress). Looking farther into... Read more »

Naive but bad genotype. Which combo ?

...SQV)Kaletra (Aluvia, lopinavir/ritonavir, LPV)2) 2n lineIsentress (raltegravir, MK-0518)Prezista (darunavir, DRV)Selzentry (Celsentri, maraviroc, UK-427,857)maybe for 4 yearsQuestions:1)Would you recomend this lines of treatment ?2) What about...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good questions. We don't yet know the best manner/order to use the new Merck integrase inhibitor raltegravir, the CCR5 inhibitor maraviroc, Fuzeon, and etravirine (NNRTI active against R virus now available in the US through expanded access... Read more »
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Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

...Effects? How Does It React With OtherDrugs? The Bottom Line What Is Maraviroc? Maraviroc (Selzentry in the US and Celsentri elsewhere) was formerly known as UK 427,857. It is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy. It is... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

...Maraviroc con Otros Medicamentos? En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es Maraviroc? Maraviroc (Selzentry en los Estados Unidos y Celsentri en otras partes), antes era conocido como UK 427,857. Es un medicamento usado para la terapia antiviral. Es... Read more »
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FAQs About Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

Basics | Tropism Testing | Drug Resistance | Side Effects Basics Is Selzentry appropriate for someone just starting HIV medications or is it only for medication experienced patients? Will the new drugs like Selzentry work as well... Read more »
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Frequently Asked Questions From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...Relationships Multi-Drug Resistance Pregnancy Prezista (Darunavir) Reyataz (Atazanavir) Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri) Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin) Tipranavir (Aptivus) Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC) Viral Load Tests When... Read more »