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How Long Do Fusion Inhibitors Stay In Your Body

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...CD4 cell. HIV then takes over or "hijacks" these cells andturns them into factories that produce thousands of copies of the virus. Thesteps HIV goes through to complete this process are as follows: Binding and Fusion HIV begins to enter a CD4 cell by binding (or attaching) itself to aspecific point, called a CD4 receptor, on the cell's surface. HIV must thenbind to a second co-receptor, either the CCR5 co-receptor or...
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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 »

Recognizing the virus

Dear Dr.,I am not an expert. Though I do study microbiology, the particular area of viruses is not my field. However, I was talking to a colleague the other day and he is an "expert" who told me about the intense research into fusion and/or entry...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question(s) and comments.I agree that entry and fusion inhibitors are very exciting aspect to future strategies to treat HIV. There is much more than just stopping the virus in having Read more »

Too many products, confused

I've been hiv 16 years, 14 taking different treatments (9 on azt)and then other transcriptase inhibitors and once took crixivan for 6 months. Well I have survived pretty well, up to now, as regards illness and as regards body shape which is not...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...work to fix that. You should also get some measures of body dimensions (like waist, hip, midarm, and thigh circumferences along with some "fatfolds" (also known as "skinfolds") to evaluate your current body proportions and keep track of any... Read more »

please tell me i'm misinformed. thank you!

Dr. Bob,Sorry to bother you, but I heard that you might be at the aids conference in san francisco and that's absolutely wonderful. I'm sure that you stand out as the highlight and gleam sex in the atmosphere with your figure. That's a compliment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...against a wide range of HIV variants that are resistant to current PI's. Expanded-access programs are gearing up.4.Entry and fusion inhibitors are the newest classes of agents being developed. They are potentially synergistic. CCR5 and CXCR4... Read more »
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The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...works to stop HIV at a certain point in its life cycle. So far there are five classes of drugs: Entry inhibitors (includes fusion inhibitors and CCR5 antagonists) Integrase inhibitors Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...stavudine (d4T), retrovir (AZT) or efavirenz (Sustiva,) talk to your doctor about changing medications. However, it can take a long time to reverse changes in body shape. Implants or injections are the only way to deal with sunken cheeks. These... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

... What Are Body Composition Tests? Anthropometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Body Mass Index (BMI) Computerized Tomography Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis) Metabolic changes cannot be seen without lab tests, but can cause seriouslong-term health problems. Increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can put you at a higherrisk of... Read more »
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30 months ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Strategies for Treatment- Experienced HIVers Choosing Your Meds Drug Resistance and Staying Undetectable Fatigue and Anemia Fusion Inhibitors Hepatitis and HIV Coinfection Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment Mental Health and HIV ... Read more »

why does the expert say 3 months or more?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Prevention Active Forums * Choosing Your Meds * Drug Resistance and Staying Undetectable * Fatigue and Anemia * Fusion Inhibitors * Hepatitis and HIV Coinfection * Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment * Mental... Read more »

can anyone tell me

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
why does carolyn salisbury say you need to test up until 12 months and you guys say 3 months? She is on ask the expert board. please I need details to why Read more »

outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »