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Do I Need To Take Delavirdine

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An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

... de-la-VIR-deen --> Brand Name: Rescriptor Other Name(s): 136817-59-9, DLV, Delavirdine mesylate, Mesilato de delavirdina,U-90152S Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Delavirdine, also known as Rescriptor, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).
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Worried about delavirdine

I recently started therapy for the first time after being diagnosed with HIV 2 years ago. My doctor prescribed Combivir and abacavir 2 weeks ago. I have been taking this combination with no real problems. Just yesterday, my doctor prescribed...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...Well it is unclear what motivated the decision to pick delavirdine in preference to the others. You do hear more about the others since the data we have have led us to be more confident in them. Read more »

Agenerase Dose w/ Delavirdine & Abacavir

Dear Dr. Cohen,Having been on nearly every drug available for the past 11 of my 42 years, my most recent geno and phenotypes show that my least resistance is to the drug combo of delavirdine/agenerase/abacavir. I had been on AMP/ABV/EFV since my...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...your case. Since the recent lesson of "boosting" levels of a PI such as amprenavir with another antiviral such as ritonavir or delavirdine is that there is a level of drug predicted to be active given the degree of resistance that HIV has... Read more »

Delavirdine interactions with Indinavir and other antiretrovirals.

Hi Dr. Cohen!Bob Frascino spoke to a group of us in Monterey, CA last week and began for the first time to explain why I have remained undetectable for so long(4+ years) on the same five drug regimen even though my dosing schedule was not precise. ...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...Yup. Very clear. Hope the answer is equally lucid.Yes -- delavirdine (for simplicity I'll abbreviate it DLV) does have similar effects on the p450 system as does ritonavir. Not as potent but similar. Read more »

delaviridine,viread,kaletra

I was wondering whether the combo delaviridine, viread and kaletra is potent and with less side-effects than some of the other hiv meds. What should I watch out for if I go on this combo. I am switching from fosamprenavir to delaviridine as fos...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...This is an unusual regimen since delavirdine (Rescriptor) is rarely used anymore. It should be a very potent regimen, but Kaletra and delavirdine are not known for a low Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

... What Is Delavirdine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

... Delavirdine tablets are white, capsule-shaped, and marked with "U 3761." Background and Description Dose Food Restrictions Storage Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Rescriptor (Delavirdine, DLV)

...   Nombre de Marca: Rescriptor Nombre Común: delavirdine (DLV) Clase: análogo no-nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del no-nucleósido, NNRTI o non-nuke, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

...antiretroviral therapy. The standard dose is 300 mg twice daily. The 150 mg dose is needed if you are taking certain drugs including delavirdine or most protease inhibitors. The 600 mg dose is used with efavirenz, etravirine and other drugs that... Read more »
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Rescriptor (delavirdine mesylate)

Posted by Anonymous
Is anyone taking this drug? Are you experiencing any side affects. I've only been taking it for a week and now I have a cold/allgery problem (watery eyes and nose). I don't know if it the medicine or just a normal cold/allgery. Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

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 »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »