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How Do Protease Inhibitors Work

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Protease Inhibitors Work for Some Not For Others

Why do some protease inhibitors seem to suppress viral loads to nearly 0in some patients and can not in other patients?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
The most common reasons for protease inhibitor failure in my experienceare: Noncompliance: the drugs are taken erratically, with missed ordelayed doses Lack of effective combination therapy: the protease inhibitors aretaken in combination with... Read more »

How do protease inhibitors work?

I was wondering how a protease inhibitor acts on the protease of HIV. What does this protease... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors - Do They Work?

My lover has been HIV possitive for the last six years. On his last Doctor's appointment his... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

How the Protease Inhibitors Work

The protease inhibitors represent one of the best examples of the application of basic scientific knowledge to rational drug design. Relatively soon after the discovery of HIV, researchers were able to elucidate the genetic structure of the virus... Read more »

Switching to Stribild From Non-Nuke or Protease Inhibitor Regimens Works Well

So with all the positive news about integrase inhibitors in initial HIV treatment, is it safe to switch patients from other NNRTI (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor)- or PI (protease inhibitor)-based regimens to integrase inhibitor... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Commission Approves Boehringer Ingelheim's Protease Inhibitor Aptivus to Treat Drug-Resistant HIV

The European Commission has approved Boehringer Ingelheim 's protease inhibitor Aptivus to be used in combination with Abbott Laboratories ' Norvir for HIV/AIDS patients who have become resistant to other drugs, Boehringer said on Wednesday,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tibotec Experimental Protease Inhibitor Successfully Lowers Viral Loads of HIV Patients With Drug Resistance, Study Shows

A protease inhibitor produced by the Belgian pharmaceutical company Tibotec , a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has shown success treating HIV-positive people who are resistant to other medications, researchers at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have known about my HIV+ status now for 6 years, and God has blessed me with continued 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... Read more »

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 Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... 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 »

Hyperglycemia as a result of Protease Inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous
I found a product for reducing glucose levels. It is called Meishan Tea. They make 4 different kinds of tea and I have people that are showing tremendous results on all 4 kinds. However, the people that are presently taking the tea do not have AIDS.... Read more »