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How Long Does Lexiva Take To Work

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...with HIV's protease enzyme. There are many approved PIs: Aptivus (tipranivir) Crixivan (indinavir) Invirase (saquinavir) Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir) Lexiva (fosamprenavir) Norvir (ritonavir) Prezista (darunavir or TMC-114) Reyataz (atazanavir) Viracept (nelfinavir) Fixed-Dose Combinations ...
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medication changes

I'm a woman in mid-40's who has been on Viracept and cCombivir since 1998 when I became infected and seroconverted. For the last year my doctor has been after me to try a different regimen but I was resistant since I've been undetectable and have...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...regrowth.Since your change was made for a side effect and not due to drug resistance making a substitution with Truvada and Lexiva with low dose norvir should be reasonable. The norvir dose we use now is much lower than the dose used years ago... Read more »

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
...atazanavir from the stomach. If doesn't resolve over first several weeks then a switch to an alternative protease inhibitor such as Lexiva or Prezista is often considered whereby stronger acid reducing drugs (such as proton pump inhibitors)are... Read more »

coformulated PI's et al.

I take boosted Lexiva and Truvada. From what I read it seems that all PI's should be boosted. So why aren't all PI's or at least the more common ones not coformulated with norvir rather than having to take two pills. Both meds particularly the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Because of their unwillingness (or commercial advantage), Abbott has not collaborated with other PI manufacturers (such as GSK [Lexiva] or BMS [Reyataz])- much to the disadvantage of patients.FWIW, we have had excellent responses and tolerability... Read more »

change of meds

I have been on fortovase and combivir for 8 year now with wonderful results. Fortovase is now discontinued and my Dr switched to Lexiva. I am only concerned because I thought he'd give me Invirase instead (the so-called substitute for Fortovase by...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.You've had an outstanding long-term response and tolerability-- fosamprenavir (Lexiva, Telzir) has been a very well tolerated, newer PI in our hands. I don't expect that you'll have any problems wih the switch. Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...(saquinavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada Kaletra once or twice daily and Epzicom or Combivir or Truvada Lexiva (fosamprenavir) and low-dose Norvir (once or twice daily) andEpzicom or Combivir or Truvada ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Lexiva (Fosamprenavir, Telzir)

... FOS-am-pren-a-veer Brand Name: Lexiva Other Name(s): Fosamprenavir calcium, GW 433908, GW433908, Telzir, VX 175, f-APV Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Fosamprenavir, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...Other Drugs? What Is Fosamprenavir? Fosamprenavir is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Lexiva TM . In some countries, it is called Telzir. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Fosamprenavir is a pro-drug.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Lexiva

... Common Name: fos-amprenavir calcium Brand name: Lexiva Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: For people on a PI for the first time: two 700 mg tablets with 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 »

Just diagnosed

Posted by Amadoda, 5 Replies
...weeks ago during a hospitalization. It actually came as less than a shock and a surprise to me as I have suspected it for a long while and have simply had the worst case of denial of anyone on the planet I think. The bad news that emerges is... 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 »