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How Do People Become Resistant To Hiv Medicine

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Nelfinavir (Viracept)

What Is Nelfinavir? Nelfinavir, also called Viracept, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Nelfinavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It cuts the raw material for HIV into specific pieces needed to build a new virus. Protease inhibitors "gum up" these scissors. Nelfinavir also fights some types of...
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Resistance for medicines!!!

Hello Doctor! May you live thousand years.A 50 year old lady was detected Positive in Jan 2012.CD4 173, VL 188000Medications started in last week of JAN 12,I have come to know that people develope resistance to the medicines at one point of time.Is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is not as much published information about efavirenz+ zidovudine + lamivudine since that formulation not available in US or many other western countries. If taken without missing doses and initial response is good (viral level goes to... Read more »

HIV Resistant people?

How would can you Prove that a person was "Naturally resistant to HIV infection"? Would it be from continual exposure over a long time? Thank you. AA ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That's how the original observations were made. MH... Read more »

Information on aids resistant people who test positive for HIV but never develop active AIDS.

I need information on HIV positive people who never develop active aids. Particularly important is the relevance of DNA in aids resistance....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Since AIDS has only been around for about15-20 years, we cannot say for sure that there are HIV positive people whowill never develop AIDS. The disease hasn't been around long enough to knowwhat will happen... Read more »

HIV Resistant people?

Hello doctor, Thank you for answering my previous question regarding HIV resistant people. The reason for asking them was that I lived with a HIV positive man for 14 years [unbeknown to both him and me] Had two healthy children who are both HIV- we...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are certain researchers who are very much interested in "discordant" couples like you. You may very well have the genetic factors in you that make you resistant to HIV. MH... Read more »
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HIV resistent people

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a follow up on someone else post. What if there are HIV resistaent people out there. Maybe those symptoms we had was a serosonverion but maybe our body had a little extra oomph and killed it off. You cant tell me the millions of people out... Read more »

BRoken Angel/HIV resistent people follow up.

Posted by Anonymous
Hi , i poosted about people being HIV resistent, I asked if anyone has heard of this. Im not trying to spread rumours or give out hope. The fact is out of 6 billion people you cant tell me straight in the eye not one person is resistent. I have been... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Personal Perspective: Resisting Resistance

By Matt Sharp

Spring 2006

In a little over four months I will turn fifty. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 I never dreamed I'd reach forty. I've survived a long battle with HIV, and it has not been... Read more »

Prezista - New PI designed for Resistant Virus

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday approved the use of a new HIV drug, made by Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N>, in combination with related therapies to help treat patients who do not first improve with other... Read more »