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How Long Do Fusion Inhibitors Take To Work

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...Transcription Once the virus has become part of (is integrated into) the CD4 cell, itcommands 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 intosmaller pieces. As the smaller protein pieces come together with copies ofHIV's RNA, a new virus is...
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How good is this new hiv drug ???

Hi Dr Keith, how good is this new hiv drug ????thank you for your timeRossPanacos Pharmaceuticals announced yesterday that it has sold its first-in-class HIV maturation inhibitor bevirimat to Myriad Genetics, a biotechnology company that is also...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine the current HIV meds. Development is still early. For most HIV practices in US the currently HIV medications are usually working well. The role of a new drug like bevirimat is uncertain at this point due to limited data and at least in our... 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
...fat problems related to older drugs to be recognized so it is still early for fusion inhibitors. Tenofovir has not been used long-term yet so it is hard to comment whether lipodystrophic problems will be linked to its use. For the short term it... Read more »

Is there anything significant in the works?

Hi, great job on the forum guys I've learned a lot. I have recently been infected and am wondering if there are any promissing drugs in the works right now that will be available in the next 4-5 years. I would like to delay treatment as long as...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...(second-generation PIs, NNRTIs), others represent drugs for novel targets (like therapeutic vaccines, integrase inhibitors, fusion inhibitors).There is also an extensive post-approval research effort to find the best tolerated, low pill count... Read more »

new medications, any that will work?

My boyfreind has had full blown AIDS for almost 13 years. I have known him only 6 months but have fallen very much in love with this man. We are very careful but I am going to get tested for peace of mind this Tuesday. He was honest and upfront from...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...access. Tipranivir is a new protease inhibitor with activity against multi-PI resistant virus, and enfurvitide is the first fusion inhibitor that acts at the new target of viral entry into the body. In trials in which both of these drugs were... Read more »
The Body

How Does Fuzeon Work?

...Fuzeon attaches to a specific part of the glycoprotein which HIV has inserted into a CD4 cell wall, the glycoprotein can no longer zip itself together, which completely halts the process of HIV fusing with the CD4 cell. Once this process is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Other Antiretroviral Drugs in Development

... Integrase Inhibitors Maturation Inhibitors Zinc Finger Inhibitors Viral Decay Accelerator Drugs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...Ready? Treatment with HIV drugs can improve quality of life and help people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) stay healthier longer. But starting treatment is a big decision. In order to get the most benefit from HIV drugs, they must be used... Read more »
The Well Project

Starting HIV Treatment

...reasons that people don't stick to their HIV regimen. Beprepared! Ask your health care provider about the possible short- and long-termside effects of your particular regimen. There are medicines that can be used to treat short-term side effects... Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents 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 »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »