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Atazanavir Prescribing Information

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An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

... at-a-za-NA-veer Brand Name: Reyataz Other Name(s): ATV, ATZ, BMS 232632 (atazanavir), BMS-232632-05 (atazanavir sulfate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Atazanavir, also known as Reyataz, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). Atazanavir works by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs
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Hair Loss

Since my diagnosis, one year ago, I have been prescribed Truvada, Atazanivir and Ritonavir to be taken together, once daily with food. For the past two months I have experienced an alarming amount of hair loss. I am female, not on hormone...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...a methodical manner observing hair loss pattern for several months before the next switch (ie off FTC first then perhaps off atazanavir) but options depend on other factors including HIV treatment history/resistance profile. In many cases... Read more »

My Doctor Won't Prescribe Steroids for my ED/Fatigue

Hi. I'm 40 years old, Poz Male, on Medicaid in New York City. For the last 10 years I've been on a cocktail of Norvir, Reyataz, and Truvada. As of 3 years ago I was also prescribed Zoloft for Depression and Anxiety. I've noticed a gradual drop in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Check out the chapter in the archives of this forum dedicated to causes of HIV-associated fatigue. I'd suggest you peruse the information not only in the chapter on causes of HIV-associated fatigue but also in the chapters on treatment of... Read more »

Combivir prescribed for 7 days

dear Doc,I am 30yo male, that had a risk sex incident/expositium. My condon broke when i was having sex with a non-know HIV status female..8hrs after the incidente i start to take twice day Combivir. But the doctor that i visited prescribe it only...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello MG,Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is not prescribed for 7 days, but as you've noted, standard procedure is to treat for 28 days.I'd contact your doctor to get a prescription to Read more »

How do I get my doc to prescribe Serostim?

My pharmacy plan covers serostim. My old doctor prescribed it for me but my new one will not. Its not an option to go back to my old doctor for a variety of reasons---mostly distance and different health coverage. How can i pursuade him to write me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...thinks this is just fine? One you know what his objection is, you may be able to address it and get him to agree. I hope this information helps and best of luck! Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

Atazanavir (Reyataz): New Recommendations If Combined with Tenofovir (Viread) -- and Warning on Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra

...On March 19, 2004 the FDA notified the public of new prescribing information and precautions for atazanavir (brand name Reyataz), if taken in combination with tenofovir (Viread) -- and warned of risks with Viagra or similar drugs. If Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Indinavir (Crixivan)

...methadone . Watch for signs of excessive sedation if you take indinavir with buprenorphine . Indinavir should not be taken with atazanavir (Reyataz) due to the increased risk of jaundice. Indinavir should not be taken with rifampin or ... Read more »
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U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...(Emtriva) and tenofovir (Viread). Preferred regimens also include raltegravir (Isentress,) efavirenz (Sustiva,) or ritonavir-boosted atazanavir (Reyataz) or darunavir (Prezista). Many other combinations are listed as "alternative regimens." Other... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

... What Is Atazanavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With 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 »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...expert at making it as comfortable as possible for them. But perhaps not for me. I have scouted the internet, looking for information on the impact of HIV on a sero-discordant couple, and find mostly issues relating to exposure to, and... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »