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Hcv Protease Inhibitor

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Teleprevir for Other HCV Genotypes Besides 1?

Well, if you're a relapsed geno 2, 3 or 4 , but did clear HCV to ud during Ribavirin/Interferon Tx, will Teleprevir be worth taking w/ the standard RBVN/INFN? Or is it just geared for Genotype 1 disease? Thank you!!!!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Most of the data on the efficacy of telaprevir (HCV protease inhibitor) is for genotype 1. However, some recent data at the European Liver meetings showed that telaprevir appears to be effective against Read more »

When Are All These "Fantastic" New HCV Drugs Going to be Available?

I am 2b geno who did go to undetectable at wk 4, but then quickly relapsed when off RBV/INF Tx. ... Read more »

Naringin

What is the latest on the grapefruit extract, naringin, in the treatment of HCV? Are any... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Oral Antivirals: HCV Protease and Polymerase Inhibitors

...stages of development, while pushing to facilitate these studies through dialogues with industry, researchers, and regulators. HCV Protease Inhibitors BILN-2061, an HCV protease inhibitor from Boehringer Ingleheim, was the first of its class.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Telaprevir Under Study for HIV/HCV Coinfection

... The investigational hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor telaprevir -- the furthest along of the new directly targeted antiviral agents -- is now being tested in HIV/HCV Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Emerging HCV Therapies: Possible Interactions With HIV Drugs

...two new anti-HCV drugs added. Compare and Contrast For the treatment of HCV infection, a new class of drugs has emerged: HCV protease inhibitors. These drugs work by targeting enzymes containing the amino acid serine. By interfering with... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Some Emerging HCV Therapies

...copies of HCV. These enzymes also appear to suppress the ability of infected cells to alert other cells about attack by HCV. So HCV protease inhibitors could have several benefits. Drug companies often seek to get their drugs first approved by... Read more »
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Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
...Hi, my fiance is a Long Term NonProgressor - 24 years positive, co-infection HCV, with severe Hemophilia A. This is a question for the gentlemen with Hemophilia please. We're requesting any input about any Read more »

lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started growing breasts and huge amount of fat in the stomache area...infact, my entire torso... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...helper cell count was very low, I felt strong enough to remain active, and working productively. Prior to the availability of protease inhibitors, I would visit an AIDS specialist, Dr. Katheryn Crooks, monthly and review with her the... Read more »