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How Long Does Atazanavir Stay In Your Body

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AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...has more information about guidelines for the use of ART. If you take atazanavir with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Although other protease inhibitors lead to increases in blood fats, atazanavir does not. If you have high cholesterol or triglycerides, or other risk factors for heart disease, your physician might want you to use...
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How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to eat properly. This is often associated with inadequate rest and/or exercise as well. In our crisis-crowded world, with its long "to do" lists, getting adequate amounts of rest, sleep and exercise and eating well-balanced nutritious meals are... 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 »
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Your question has been answered in detail at: http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q8708.qna.RMK Read more »

BMS-Atazanavir

Will the new BMS PI Atzanavir be less likely to cause Lipo than the current meds? Any idea when it will be available?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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

The Cutting Edge
...not appear to have the worrisome effect of increasing "bad" cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood. It has not been studied long enough to draw conclusions about the contribution to changes in fat patterns on the body.This September (2002), BMS... Read more »
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The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Reyataz (Atazanavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...(ritonavir) for a few months now. It has elevated my bilirubin levels so my eyes have turned yellow. Should I be concerned? Is long-term jaundice damaging? I have been on Reyataz (atazanavir) with Norvir (ritonavir) for four months now. My... 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 »
The Well Project

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 »
The Body PRO

A Slice of Atazanavir, but Hold the Ritonavir: Switch to Unboosted Dose Still Effective After 120 Weeks, With Good Lipid Findings

...there for HIV-positive people starting their first treatment regimen. It's usually taken as a single, 300-mg pill once daily along with 100 mg of Norvir to help boost the regimen's effectiveness at suppressing viral load. But Norvir is also... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

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 »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...speaking about HIV yet. (I?m still pretty screwed up about the whole thing) I am currently undectable and I?m taking Reyataz [atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. Cheers Mondo Read more »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
...99 VL 88K) but I didn't start meds they put me on antibiotics to prevent PCP but it only made me break out in a horrible full body rash. Anyway I went to another hospital to seek treatment and I they have done all the bloodwork and ran all the... 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 »