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Ritonavir And Hiv

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Other uses of Ritonavir besides HIV ?!?!?

I'm a 24yo gay male who has been dating a guy now for several months. Let's call him Jim for now :-)Earlier today I found a prescription bottle of the drug RITONAVIR at his house (100mg, one a day). I'm a recent Molecular Cell biology graduate and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello,Unless I'm missing something, ritonavir (Norvir) is only used for the treatment of HIV. The medication is largely used as a pharmacologic booster for other HIV medications Read more »


Can I use Viagra or any other ED drug if I am HIV+, whether I am on HIV medication or not? Read more »

found medicine to do with HIV in my boyfriends room

i found medicines and leaflets regarding HIV.2 boxes were empty and one medicine was called keletra... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label Trial of Efavirenz vs. Lopinavir/Ritonavir in HIV+ Treatment-Naive Subjects With CD4+ Less Than 200

... Antiretroviral therapy based on efavirenz (EFV) is more effective than lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r)-based therapy among treatment-na├»ve patients with advanced disease, a new study found. The study enrolled 189 patients Read more »
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Response to Lopinavir/Ritonavir in HIV-Infected Patients Coinfected With Hepatitis C and/or Hepatitis B

...cell counts >250 or men with CD4+ cell counts >400. This systematic review of several industry-sponsored studies of lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, Kaletra) provides some estimate of the relative risk of the hepatotoxicity of this agent. Eight... Read more »
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908 Plus Lopinavir/Ritonavir Does Not Appear to Be a Viable Regimen for HIV-Infected Patients

...between these two agents were the subject of extensive discussion a couple of years ago (see coverage from The XIV International AIDS Conference 2002 ). In the end, it was concluded that both the lopinavir and amprenavir levels were... Read more »
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"Mono"-Therapy for HIV Infection Using Ritonavir-Boosted Indinavir

... Pilot Study: Ritonavir Boosted Indinavir Treatment as a Simplified Maintenance "Mono"-Therapy for HIV Infection (Poster 589) Authored by M. Hupfer, Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Need help with getting meds in NY

Posted by michiamano
... My boyfriend has stuck in New York because of that damned volcano - his flight has been delayed for a week. He need Videx, Ritonavir and Prezista for his treatment, but doesn't have enough. I will send him some of this stuff but don't know if he... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... ask. You can remain anonymous (or even choose your pseudonym.) About myself: I've been reporting on HIV/AIDS for more than a decade, and I am a staff writer at The Village Voice in NYC. You ... Read more »