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How Long Does Atazanavir Take To Work

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AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

... What Is Atazanavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral
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Reyataz, Norvir & Truvada

Hello I have been HIV + for 3 years now i am resistant to NNRTI's so can not take atripla. My doctor though the best would be Reyata Norvir & Tuvada I have been on it for one week and have a all day headache heartburn and burping. I know i cant...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...heartburn stymptoms in some patients. As you situation highlights one has to be careful when using acid lowering drugs when taking atazanavir becauses of concern about less absorption of the atazanavir from the stomach. If doesn't resolve over... Read more »

Low trough level Atazanavir

I have been on a combination of Atazanavir 500 mg. Ritonovir 100mg and nevirapine 400 mg for two years. Despite a consistently very low blood serum trough level for Atazanavir my viral load has remained undetectable and tcells increased by 100 to...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...You are a "fast" metabolizer of atazanavir because the nevirapine is causing you to metabolize the atazanavir faster and ritonavir boosting is not able to overcome this. Read more »

changing from efavirenz

Dear Doctors,I am on efavirenz + 3tc + azt for almost 2 years. My viral load is indectable since the second month of treatment, however, only in the last year my cd4 has started to climb from 240 to 440 (Jan '07). I still have problems with...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...side effects when there are alternatives. Clearly, you are one of teh few people who have long term problems with efavirenz. Atazanavir is a fine choice. I see no reason not to boost this medication with ritonavir. The boosting leads to... Read more »

Tired all the time, and no new combos will work...

I have been on the cocktails since they began using them in the mid 90's. Sadly, I found out last week that my virus is resistant to all of the drugs except videx and ziagen, which are two of the three I take now, along with Kaletra. Although there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specialist may have to go to bat for you to make sure you get the drug quickly. The price of this drug may also be quite steep.3. Atazanavir. This is a new protease inhibitor, which seems to have many fewer side effects than other drugs in this... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Reyataz

... Common Name: atazanavir sulfate Brand Name: Reyataz Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: One 300 Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

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

...to start meds. My doctor recommended I start with Truvada (tenofovir/FTC), Norvir (ritonavir) and a choice of either Reyataz (atazanavir) or Prezista (darunavir, TMC114). He mentioned that Prezista is the "new hot thing" so maybe I should choose... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...break down). High levels can indicate liver disease but might also be caused by the antiviral drugs indinavir (Crixivan) and atazanavir (Reyataz). Alkaline Phosphatase . High levels can indicate liver or bone disease. GGT (gamma glutamyl... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Lexiva (fosamprenavir) Norvir (ritonavir) Prezista (darunavir or TMC-114) Reyataz (atazanavir) Viracept (nelfinavir) Fixed-Dose Combinations Although not a... Read more »
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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...once with Viread related pancreatitis. I have taken AZT, epivir, zerit, DDC, DDI, sustiva, videx, viread, truvada, norvir, atazanavir, prezista, and issentress. Many of those meds had very unpleasant side effects AZT made me nauseous and... Read more »

need some help

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
hello all, recently, I just received my HIV lab result. My viral load is about 1.492 and CD 4 around 34 % of CD 3 and 349 uL is that a good number? anyone of you think i should start on meds? the doctor assistant told me that i shouldnt be on med... 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 »