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Atazanavir Hiv Medication

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An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

...material, a new virus particle is assembled. When atazanavir is present, however, it interferes with the HIV protease enzyme and stops the processing of viral proteins, thereby preventing more virus particles from being made. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Atazanavir was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 20, 2003, for use with other antiretroviral medication in the treatment of HIV infection. HIV can become resistant...
Ask the Experts


I am a 33yr old male i was diagnose with hiv/aids virus about a year ago. My viral load at that time was 686,000 and cd4 was 186 at this present time viral load is undetectable and the cd4 is aroud 369. The reyataz is causeing my eyes to be yellow...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...working very well on your virus and CD4 count.Elevations in bilirubin are not uncommon among persons who receive Norvir-boosted atazanavir (Reyataz). While not medically serious or an indicator of liver failure, this elevation can cause... Read more »

Meds and food

What are the main reasons for one drug to be taken with food and other to be taken on an empty stomach? Is that for better absorption or for side effects to be lessened? Or there are other important issues?
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...can affect the acidity level in your stomach, affecting then the absorption of some medications. The typical example here is atazanavir (Reyataz). Luckily most HIV medications can be taken without regardless of food, but you should always check... Read more »

Prilosec and HIV

Hi there Doc, You are the best thing that's happened on the internet. Love the fact that you love Chopin. I love him too. I'm learning all of the Book II Etudes this year! Question: Since Prilosec and other proton-pump inhibitors lower the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stomach lining. It is, however, quite effective in decreasing stomach acid; consequently, some anti-HIV medications, such as atazanavir (Reyataz), that require stomach acid for absorption, cannot be used concurrently with Prilosec. OK, science... Read more »


Can not eating while taking Reyataz cause resistance?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...It is recommended that atazanavir (the generic name for Reyataz) be taken with food, because the blood levels that are achieved with food are higher than without Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART).... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) such as Sustiva(efavirenz) and Viramune (nevirapine) Protease Inhibitors (PIs) such as Reyataz (atazanavir) and Prezista(darunavir) Entry inhibitors such as Selzentry (maraviroc) and Fuzeon (enfuvirtide... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...changes canleave some people with feelings of poor self-image and low self-esteem. Somepeople may want to stop taking their HIV drugs. Others may put off treatmentdue to fear of experiencing lipodystrophy symptoms. You should talk to yourhealth... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...and at least 10 hours after Pepcid, Zantac, or Axid. Reyataz should be taken two hours before or one hour after antacids (Rolaids, Tums, and Mylanta). Do not take with rifampin, Camptosar (irinotecan), Versed (midazolam), Halcion, ergot... Read more »
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Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
...I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds? I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and Read more »

HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...screening so they could begin treatment early. I wrote in a letter to the editor that while the new meds allow people with HIV/AIDS to live longer, that life is by no means healthy and that avoiding HIV infection was the best course. That... Read more »

cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual Read more »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...speaking about HIV yet. (I?m still pretty screwed up about the whole thing) I am currently undectable and I?m taking Reyataz [atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. Cheers Mondo Read more »