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How Long Do Fusion Inhibitors Stay In Your Body

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Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet 470 : other antiretroviral drugs in development Fact Sheet 480 : immune therapies These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug...
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natural fusion inhibitors

Hello Carol,My brother is a person who follows and uses a wide variety of natural nad alternative therepies. He is HIV negitive I am HIV positive. (I have been on combo therapy for 8 yrs and have had the usually literny of complications and side...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi David in La, I am definitely supportive of alternative therapies such as massage, relexology, yoga, aroma and some herbals. I have little knowledge of silver suspensions for HIV treatment. I do not advocate drug holidays due to the NIH study... Read more »

Fusion Inhibitors

Can you tell me what a fusion inhibitor exactly is and decribe how it works in the body?...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
Fusion inhibitors are a subclass of drugs called entry inhibitors. Unlike previous HIV medications that target HIV once it attacks and infects a T-cell, entry inhibitors prevent HIV from being able to attach to a T-cell. By keeping HIV from... Read more »

Fusion inhibitors

I would very much like to know if fusion inhibitors are going to produce loss or fat acumulations like protease inh., and if the new Tenofovir has more of these kind of side effects than other transcriptase inhibitors. Thank you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
T-20 (the only fusion inhibitor in wide use) has not been associated with lipodystrophy yet. Since it works extracellularly there is hope that some of those problems associated with unwanted activity of a drug inside cells might be avoided. It... Read more »

how long does the virus stay in a body before the first signal

how long will the virus stay in ur body before you will start seeing the signs and also what are the first signa....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
HIV infection may not have evident signs for many years. It is a good idea to be tested if you are concerned. Be well.... Read more »
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Fusion Inhibitor News?

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if the fusion inhibitor trials (phase III) are going OK, or where to go for an update? Last I heard 700 patients in 100 countries were in the study for T-20(?)
I went to the Trimeris site and didn't see anything new.

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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 Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... Read more »

Integrase Inhibitor

Posted by Survivor
I just wanted people realize there is hope and continued very active DRUG DISCOVERY!

Merck, Gilead Release Strong Findings From Clinical Trials of Experimental Integrase Inhibitor Antiretroviral Drugs

Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck and Foster... Read more »

Do i Stay or Go?

Posted by bromie, 5 Replies
So I'm new to this site and really the whole serodiscordant relationship. My situation is a tough one, like all of them reported on this site.

I started dating my current boyfriend about 6 months ago. Things started off very casually but we... Read more »