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How Long Does Fuzeon 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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Sick of Fuzeon

Hi Carol,I've got to tell you I am sick of Fuzeon. Have been doing it for 3 years, and my skin tissue is a mess, the only reason I stood it so long was because it works, but I have had enough of the pain. I apologize for making a scene, but I was...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Hi, Are you aware of the bioinjector? It delivers the Fuzeon in a needleless approach with a CO2 cartridge. There are some issues with this delivery too. Common side effects are brusing Read more »

Doc lost paper work to contiue fuzeon and trial is over

I am sincerely concerned regarding being off fuzeon for a little over a week now. I was selected to be put on a fuzeon trial, which lasted 12 weeks and was sponsored by La Roche. A month before my trial was to end,I submitted my finanacial info....
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
...that hopefully would apply no matter where someone lives. I see a few potential options. First of all, contact the official Fuzeon Answer Center and see if they have some suggestions (1-877-4-FUZEON). There is a patient assistance program from... Read more »

Fuzeon 2+ yrs - lumps not going away

Hi, Thanks for your reply - just to inform you as to the Nurse Connections" option:- I called them about 6mos ago and after having a lengthy discussion with the coordinator and the nurses that are available in my area (Eastern Long Island, NY...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...connection" program. I will check with the company rep in my region to see if there is any formal education on the bioinjector in the works. I think as soon as it becomes FDA approved there will be more training in this regard. The smaller... Read more »

Resistance Shown to all drugs - time to add Fuzeon?

Tested HIV+ in 1985 (asypmtomatic). Started AZT 1984 and went through many HIV drugs. In 2000 stopped Crixivan & others (CD-4 229 & VL 13000) and started Kaletra & ziagen. Now my CD-4 is 291 and viral load is 16,000 (usually stayed around 7000). Due...
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
...The devil is in the details. Fuzeon will only work effectively for you if there are at least 1, but more likely 2 other HIV drugs that also have activity. It will Read more »
Articles
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 »
The Body

Conclusion: Fuzeon's Role in Treatment

... This material was developed independently through an unrestricted educational grant from Trimeris. Remember that Fuzeon is, ultimately, not a whole lot different from the HIV medications that came before it. Although it works differently than... Read more »
The Body

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

...Was it your only option? Reply from Greg Braxton: I was out of options. I had been through just about every regimen. None worked because I was not adherent to any regimen. After about a year off the street drugs and taking my meds religiously,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

ConFuzeon Reigns

...T-20 has finally been launched and Roche is struggling to get it into orbit. According to Kathy Presto of Roche (Fuzeon's mission control director), as of March 26, only two days after the drug's price had been published, 633 prescriptions had... Read more »
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Know someone who died of PML/Liver Failure?

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Hey guys, Just recently, a number of people I know who have been HIV+ for more than 20 years have died of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy(PML) and liver failure. I wonder if anyone else had similiar experience? Cheers, ScotCharles Read more »

FUZEON

Posted by Monchhichi, 2 Replies
...Just a question I want to get feedback on...To anyone on Fuzeon...What type of side effects are you getting and injection site reactions? Does anyone have any tips they can give on ISR's? Read more »

Resistant, then what? How many lines of therapy?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...until the second or third line begins to fail. Anyone have an answer on this? I'm generally trying to get an idea of just how long meds will work in general. When is it considered "salvage" and once you get there, does this mean your days are... 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 »