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Fertility And Kaletra

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AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...Lopinavir is a protease inhibitor. The amount of lopinavir in the blood stream stays much higher if it is taken with a small amount of ritonavir, another protease inhibitor. See Fact Sheet 442 for more information on ritonavir. Kaletra® is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir in the same tablet. In developing countries, Kaletra is sold as Aluvia. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). ...
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Abortion - continue

Thanks for your reply,Regarding premature labor, this is not the case as i was only on week 9 and simply heartbit stopped premature labor do u mean like given birth earlier like on month 7 or 8 ?Still the baby can survive as a premature baby,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The relative fat impact of Stocrine versus Kaletra depends on a number of factors including the background nuke drugs (less when using tenofovir or abacavir than either zidovudine Read more »


Hi, Its me who wrote you not so long ago i got pregnant. Few days ago on week#9 during routine US i was told there is no pulse... had to go thru an abortion, i am devastating!!! dr. keep on telling me this got nothing to do with the drugs i am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some reports in Europe have noted an increased rate of premature labor in HIV+ patients in protease inhibitors. Reports from the US have not confirmed that observation. I have cared for scores of HIV+ pregnant patients generally using boosted PIs... Read more »

are hiv meds making it hard to conceive?

i got pregnant in 2003(when i was 36 and had been hiv pos for 13 years but not on any medication). during my pregnancy my doctor put me on combivir and kaletra and all went well. i decided to stay on therapy even after my baby was born.(my viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...while on antiretroviral therapy including Kaletra. I haven't seen much really good data on the impact of various regimens on fertility rates so your issue is very interesting but one in which more data is clearly needed. A fertility evaluation... Read more »

pseudo-IVF possible

Hi- I am 35 y.o. + woman with undetectable VL. Is it possible for HIV- man and I to conceive while keeping him safe by using a syringe type thing to place the sperm into the vagina?Meds are ziagen, viread, kaleta.. are birth defects likely? Should...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...vitro fertilization using an HIV negative man's sperm will not put him at risk of becoming HIV infected. Ziagen, Viread, and Kaletra are not thought to cause birth defects in humans, but there are not much data on the safety of these relatively... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: lopinavir/ritonavir Brand Name: Kaletra Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 200/50 mg tablets twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once Read more »

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

... low-PIN-a-veer, rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): Aluvia, LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Lopinavir/ritonavir, also known as Kaletra, is a Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Not recommended to be taken with Kaletra. When taken with Sustiva, boost a once-daily dose of Lexiva with 300 mg of Norvir. Do not take with Tambocor,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Prezista. Should be used with caution and may require dose adjustment with Reyataz. Rescriptor, Crixivan, Norvir, Viracept, and Kaletra all significantly increase Invirase's concentrations. No dosage change when taken with Kaletra. Do not take... Read more »
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Kaletra body changes..

Posted by Lovinlife, 1 Reply
...I recently started taking Kaletra. Has anybody experienced body changes on Kaletra? My doctor didn't mention anything about it but after looking on line, I see Read more »


Posted by Lovinlife, 3 Replies
...Has anybody taken kaletra? I just started it. Am wondering what I can expect....... Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello. I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra. I hear that the newer formulation Read more »

Use of medication Kaletra

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...WANTED "KALETRA" USERS Individuals currently taking the medication KALETRA are invited to participate in a "quality of life" study, consisting Read more »