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How Long Does Fuzeon Stay In Your Body

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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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Fuzeon - New Needles

You asked for comments about the new needles for Fuzeon. I have been using Fuzeon since it was first approved. The new needles for injection are much more difficult to use. They are over one inch longer than the older needles and the plunger is...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Hi,Sorry this response took so long. I just recently started at The Body.The new needles are probably difficult to get used to. The safety cover does get in the Read more »

Fuzeon Bioinjector 2000, Body Fat and Gym Workouts

hello dr,i have been on the new needless Fuzeon Bioinjector for 2 weeks now and while working out at the gym today I realized I may be working somewhat at cross purposes to the requirements of the injection (i.e available body fat). I am extremely...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Dear Paul,Fuzeon is absorbed best from the fatty tissue (subcutaneous or "sub-q) under your skin. The sites most commonly used are the abdomen, Read more »

How long do I stay on Fuzeon

I started treatment in 1987, and am resistant to most drugs. Thankfully, ART has kept my CD4 count in the 300s and my viral load below 1000 even though my genotype and phenotype show resistance. My physician added Fuzeon to my regimen two years...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.HIV can pretty quickly develop resistance to enfuvirtide (T20, Fuzeon) if used with a non-suppressive treatment regimen. While your viral load is low, it's above the 500 copy level needed to do Read more »

Side Effect

My son was told today about 2 last treatments for his HIV. He has not described them to me, only called one of them the "last ditch" which consisted of injections twice a day, but the side effects were terrible. From what I've just read, it sounds...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Hi,I am sorry it took so long to answer your question. I am new at the The Body. Fuzeon is probably the medication your are referring to. It is the only HIV medication that requires an injection. Many times we save Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

... Following is the full transcript of The Body's live chat on Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide), which took place on Oct. 25, 2004, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Roche and Read more »
The Body

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

... Following is the full transcript of The Body's live chat on Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide), which took place on June 16, 2004, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Roche and Read more »
The Body

How Does Fuzeon Work?

...glycoprotein into the CD4 cell wall, and that protein then acts like a zipper to bring HIV directly into contact with the CD4 cell. Fuzeon is like a piece of clothing that gets stuck in the zipper: When Fuzeon attaches to a specific part of... Read more »
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Rob From Los Angeles: A Fuzeon Veteran

...grant from Trimeris. A Long, Rocky Road As one of the first people in Los Angeles to enter the initial clinical trial for Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide) in 1999, Rob is the go-to guy for information about taking the drug. During the first two... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

am i on death row

Posted by soimnotalone, 10 Replies
...for months I have been reading the advancement of meds and how people are living longer with hiv as long as they take their meds and take care of themselves. does that apply to those of us who graduated to advance 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 »