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How Long Does Enfuvirtide Take To Work

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...Inhibitors These drugs stop (inhibit) HIV from entering a CD4 cell. There aredifferent types of entry inhibitors: fusion inhibitors and CCR5 antagonists.One of each type is approved: Fusion inhibitor: Fuzeon (enfuvirtide or T-20) CCR5 antagonist: Selzentry (maraviroc) Integrase Inhibitors These drugs interfere with HIV's integrase enzyme. There is one approvedintegrase...
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how long should I expect meds to continue working?

I've been diagnosed 10 years. diagnosed w/aids and pcp 10yrs ago 90 cd4 count viral load off the charts. Probably have been infected 20 yrs(know this because of last at risk behavior was then)Have been on 3 or 4 different med regimens, still on...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...regimen, taking the medications consistently and have undetectable viral loads I would assume that the medications will work for as long as you need them. Obviously I can't prove it but I would be very optimistic.You are correct that because of... Read more »

Fuzeon reactions

Dr.Young, I am starting fuzeon in three weeks. I have read abou the site injections as being painful. I would like to know what other side effects have been associated with this drug. Also, what are other meds are working well with it?Does the site...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...This is an answer from me, Dr. Cohen - as I've been working with Fuzeon, also called T-20 or enfuvirtide, for the past 5 years.First - a bit of background since there are likely many who are not yet aware of this newest antiviral Read more »

how long can i be on treatment

Hello DoctorI am so curious why people are still dying do to hiv. If someone starts with above 200 t cells and doesn't haven't previous resistance, is adherent, and takes general care of themselves, why can't they survive. Also if someone were to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...drug resistance after 8 years. So, first line treatments can be very sucessful. (Parenthetically, I would not recommend using enfuvirtide (T20, Fuzeon) as first line treatment, because of the cost and difficulty in administration.)Even in the... Read more »

How long do newer regimes work?

Hello,first many thanks for your work, this site and especially the questions and answers helped me much since diagnosis. I just wanted to ask how long newer regim work on average for treatment naive patients? Thanks
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Well, that depends on the patient. For someone that has perfect adherence and no medication related side effects, they will work indefinitely. For someone with very poor adherence they don't work very well at all. For someone with mediocre... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

... en-FYOO-vir-tide --> Brand Name: Fuzeon Other Name(s): DP 178, DP178, Enfuvirtida, Pentafuside, T 20, T-20, T20 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

... What Is Enfuvirtide? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Enfuvirtide Taken? What Are The Side Effects? How Does It React Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

...would you like to go first? Reply from Don Kurtyka (Nurse Practitioner): Sure ... I have been involved in HIV care for the last 20 years. I've been a nurse practitioner providing primary HIV and specialty HIV care for the last 12 years in Tampa.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Continuing Treatment: Making It Work Long-Term

...resistance -- you must take all of your pills as scheduled and directed. Even missing a dose or two per week could sabotage your long-term success in using these drugs. Your doctor and pharmacist may have practical tips to help improve your... Read more »
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Nothing is working for me, any ideas

Posted by Lifelost, 2 Replies
Not on therapy at the moment, my TC4 count and VL are still good. My problem is that I can not fall asleep. Tried most sleep aid and non has been helpful. I am worried that this is going to weir down my immune pretty quick. Any ideas are... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may 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 »