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Does Atripla Contain A Protease Inhibitor

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Protease Inhibitors in Development

These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use against HIV. Protease Inhibitors These drugs block the protease enzyme. When new viral particles break off from an infected cell, protease cuts long protein strands into the parts needed to assemble a mature virus. When protease is blocked, the new viral particles cannot mature. Protease Inhibitors in Development Several firms are trying to develop a new...
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Vitamins Containing Protease

Hello, As a part of an overall effort to combat debilitating fatigue, I am taking a twice daily multi vitamin. I bought the best I could find at GNC & was careful to avoid more then 15mg of zinc as I have heard too much zinc is not good. I...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
You have written an important thought: what effect does protease have on protease inhibitors? The protease in your supplement is not strictly a vitamin or mineral. In fact, proteases, amylases, and lipases are sometimes recommended to deal with... Read more »

Vitamin containing Protease

First, thanks for this valuable service! I am taking a daily multi-vitamin as part of an effort to fight off fatigue and for general wellness. I bought the best I could find at GNC. When I got home, I noticed that the vitamin contains 2mg of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello KL,Good question! And good for you that you are reading labels and being proactive in treating fatigue! Don't worry about the "protease" in your GNC multivits. "Protease" is a general name for a whole class of enzymes.... Read more »

Do protease inhibitors cure or just postpone?

I have read several of you're articles and would be extremely grateful if you could answer a few questions. First, do you feelHMO's and other managed care organizations should include such treatments as protease inhibitors in there plans?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
First, let me answer the question you posed in the title of your question: do protease inhibitors cure HIV disease or delay progression? We know that all antiretroviral therapy delays progression (and death), and that the more effective the... Read more »

new protease inhibitor

I am on a isentress, selzentry and reyataz, norvir regimen and my hepatitis dr wants to me to start the new protease inhibitor for hepatitis. will any of my HIV drugs will interfere with the new Hepatitis medication?Thank you very much...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask an excellent question. Telaprevir is under study right now in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin among HIV/HCV coinfected patients. The preliminary results show that the majority of patients are achieving viral suppression... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have known about my HIV+ status now for 6 years, and God has blessed me with continued good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

Hyperglycemia as a result of Protease Inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous
I found a product for reducing glucose levels. It is called Meishan Tea. They make 4 different kinds of tea and I have people that are showing tremendous results on all 4 kinds. However, the people that are presently taking the tea do not have AIDS.... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
Hi, my fiance is a Long Term NonProgressor - 24 years positive, co-infection HCV, with severe Hemophilia A.

This is a question for the gentlemen with Hemophilia please.
We're requesting any input about any Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... Read more »