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Do I Need To Take Darunavir

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Darunavir (Prezista)

What Is Darunavir? Who 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 Darunavir? Darunavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Prezista TM and used to be called TMC114. It is manufactured by Tibotec Pharmaceuticals. Darunavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working....
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change of regimen. Dangerous?

Hello Dr.I have been on meds since October 2007. I was first on Telzir and Kivexa. after 5 months I was still detectable, but there was no resistance detected. Thus, we switched Kivexa to Truvada and I have been undetectable ever since.In europe...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Moe and thanks for your post.The regimen of tenofovir/FTC (Truvada), fosamprenavir (Telzir, we call it Lexiva) and ritonavir (Norvir) is licensed for once-daily use in the US, and listed as an alternative regimen in the current US-DHHS... Read more »

Resistance to NNRTI and Sensitivity

Hello, I have been HIV+ for seven years without ARVs. For most of the time my viral load had stayed below 50,000 and CD4 about 500. This summer, i became ill with chigella, c-diff, and pneumonia and my CD4 plummted to 220. Then when back to around...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.Yes, you do have good options for treatment. There are excellent PI therapies that are new and do not share some of the side effects of the older combos. 2 of the most successful and best tolerated are Atazanavir (Reyataz)... Read more »

will the new drugs work as well in older people as younger?

Im 58 and Ive had HIV longer than anyone I know, at least 23 years. Ive developed resistance to everything Ive taken so far. My doctor wants to me to try some of the new drugs just approved in the last year, selsentry or isentris or something. Is...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
There are several new drugs for people with resistant virus, including Selzentry (a CCR5 blocker), Isentress (integrase inhibitor) and intelence (a new NNRTI). These drugs may well work for you and will work best if all combined together, typically... Read more »

I need a new HIV treatment regimen

Hi Dr Henry, I'm at a point where I need to change my treatment regimen. I'm resistant to only viracept at this point but I've taken crixivan back in the day and had to stop due to side effects. I broke out in a head to toe rash from Atripla. I've...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to get a resistance profile including a Trofile (CCR5) assay. A regimen including some combination of a different boosted PI (such as darunavir), an alternative NNRI (such as etravirine), and integrase inhibitor (such as raltegravbir),... Read more »

An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

dar-UE-na-vir Brand Name: Prezista Other Name(s): TMC 114, TMC114 Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Darunavir, also known as Prezista or TMC114, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). Darunavir... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Monotherapy With Darunavir-Ritonavir -- the Monet Study

In December 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) updated its guidelines for the treatment of HIV-positive people. These guidelines recommend specific regimens (which the DHHS calls "preferred" regimens) for doctors and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


Common Name: darunavir (formerly TMC114) Brand Name: Prezista Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 800 mg (two 400 mg tablets) once daily for first-time therapy or 600 mg (one 600 mg tablet) twice a day for... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Odin -- Darunavir-Ritonavir Once or Twice Daily

Darunavir (Prezista) is a protease inhibitor that is an effective part of HAART when prescribed at a dose of 600 mg, taken with 100 mg of ritonavir (Norvir), both drugs taken twice daily. The presence of ritonavir raises and prolongs the levels... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

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