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How Long Do PIs Stay In Your Body

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The Well Project


...Work for You References What Is PK? Pharmacokinetics, also known as PK, is the study of how medications behave in and move through the body. PK is used to figure out how much drug gets into your bloodstream and how long it stays there. Scientists study PK to determine the best dose for an HIV drug. The dose must be high enough to keep HIV from reproducing, but not so high that it causes many side effects. How Is PK Studied? ...
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Atripla body Rash

Have been taking Atripla for 13 days and yesterday got a bad rash all over my body (face to the legs front and back) very redish. It does not each but a bit painful. Doctor shuggested to stop Atripla? If stopped, I am concern about building...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine least take a boosted PI alone for several weeks if stopping altogether (to protect against efavirenz resistance due to its long persistence in blood). KH Read more »

resistent to all nucs - need treatment recommendation

For 10 years I have been on nucs only - the rationale being that my t-cells were always stable and my viral load was not high enough for a genotype or phenotype. My doctor never liked this 4 nuc combo, but he inherited me with this drug...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...are stable on your current regimen and already resistant to all NRTIs so have little more to lose by staying on these drugs as long as your T cells are maintained. However, with your T-cells mostly less than 320 it probably is a reasonable time... Read more »

New Developement

Please what new developments are there as per drugs and treatment that might bring final solution in the near future. thanks.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drugs (PIs and RTIs). So far the side-effect profile for these new drugs has been mild, but we don't know if there will be any long-term toxicities.Finally, I should mention a potential breakthrough in HIV vaccine development. One of the biggest... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body is dead, the more difficult it is for HIV to survive. Refrigeration slows down this process. Once the virus leaves the human body, it dies within minutes, since the virus is immediately going into an environment in which it cannot survive.... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Norvir (ritonavir) is a protease inhibitor (PI) that makes the liverenzymes work slower. This keeps some other drugs in the body longer and athigher levels. So if Norvir is given with another PI, like Crixivan (indinavir), it "boosts" Crixivan.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...causes for these metabolic changes,including HIV or the HIV drugs. Although you cannot see these changes, they cancause serious long-term health problems. High lipid levels: High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol andtriglycerides can... Read more »
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HIV Treatment Guidelines

...treatmentavailable today. The goals are the same for people just starting treatment andthose who have been on treatment for a long time: Preserve or improve the health of your immune system by increasing your CD4 cells Get your... Read more »
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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...the CD4 cell to start making new HIV proteins. The proteins are thebuilding blocks for new HIV viruses. They are produced in long chains. Assembly An HIV enzyme called protease cuts the long chains of HIV proteins... Read more »
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Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

long term non progressor

Posted by dean661, 8 Replies
...evidently makes you more suseptible to west nile) My question is how many of you have been given this glimmer of hope titled long term non progressor, only to be dissapointed later when it turns out to not be true. My doctor commented on my lack... 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 Read more »

OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies I have no idea how to describe it. No frame of reference from which to get the idea across. Oh, here's one! My whole body on novacaine, stuff you get at dentist office, but 100 times worse and it affects the mind in the same way as it... Read more »