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How Long Do Protease Inhibitors Take To Work

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AIDS InfoNet

Protease Inhibitors in Development

... Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes)
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Protease Inhibitors - Do They Work?

My lover has been HIV possitive for the last six years. On his last Doctor's appointment his T-Cell Count was way down. He is the healthiest he has ever been, feels great, but has been under some stress as of the last few months. Could this be the...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...The reason for the optimism surrounding protease inhibitors is that they work very well, and the more we learn about them, the more enthusiastic we become. Data from the Vancouver conference Read more »

protease inhibitors

Dear Mr. Sowadsky; Please describe Protease Inhibitors, how they work, and their role in drug cocktail therapy.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...issues that it's too long to answer in thisforum. However, a good written source for your questions is in a bookletentitled, "Protease Inhibitors: A New Family of Drugs for the Treatment ofHIV Infection. What they are, how they work, when to... Read more »

protease inhibitors should they be avoided?

Dr. Wohl, My question deals with reading over an article from poz magazine this month that questions the effectiveness of protease inhibitors? In the article it becomes clear that protease inhibitors can be the result of many vast side effects and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...especially when 90% of those with HIV infection on the planet are literally dying to have access to these same medications.When protease inhibitors came along and started to be combined with older drugs, like AZT, the impact on rates of death due... Read more »

Going off Protease Inhibitors

I am in a situation, like many, where the protease inhibitors are not really working for me very well any more. My T cells are at 300 and my viral load is at 29,000. I am a long term survivor (ten years) who was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...weighed and balanced for your individual situation.There are very likely treatment options for you that either include using other protease inhibitors or the use of non-nucleoside RT inhibitors (non-nukes). The choice of which drug to use again... Read more »
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What Have We Learned About Lipodystrophy, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Long-Term Complications of Protease Inhibitors? Or, What About Protease Paunch?

...HIV(+) women after initiation of protease inhibitor therapy Poster Session 12319: Lipid abnormalities associated with use of protease inhibitors: Prevalence, clinical sequalae and treatment Session 336/32173: Alterations in body fat... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Atazanavir was approved by the FDA in 2003. Generic versions... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Protease Inhibitor Drugs

...Currently, there are eight approved compounds for the treatment of HIV infections that are in the class known as protease inhibitors. Of all classes of HIV medications, the protease inhibitors are the most complex in terms of pharmacokinetics,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

... rit-ON-uh-veer --> Brand Name: Norvir Other Name(s): RTV Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Ritonavir, also known as Norvir, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein Read more »
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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 Read more »

Looking for people using drug cocktails

Posted by Anonymous
...am a graduate student at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. I am working on a story about reactions to drug cocktails and protease inhibitors. If you have had a positive reaction, for example, your T-cell count has gone up after taking them,... Read more »

Drug Therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is there anyone on this sight who is not a radical against any form of drug intervention like "anonymous'? I am not on a protease inhibitor so please stop posting the same anti-protease article....your point is already well taken! What does... Read more »

lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 growing breasts and huge amount of fat in the stomache area...infact, my entire torso... Read more »