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How Long Does Lopinavir/Ritonavir Take To Work

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Interaction between meds & anaesthetic?

I am scheduled for a minor surgical procedure in a couple of months. The procedure will involve local anaesthetic and sedation. I am in good overall health, undetectable virus and t-cells in normal range. My question relates to my current regimen...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV+ patients on your meds can safely undergo surgery with anaesthesia with some adjustment in either the meds used or the dosing of the meds used for anaesthesia. I would not recommend stopping your HIV meds for the surgery. The anesthetist... Read more »

its side effect or fair?

This is my 4-month regimen changed into Didanosine, aluvia and tenovofir. I previously used 3TC,... Read more »

How Quickly do drugs work?

My friend in Mexico was diagnosed quite late--after a bout with p.pneunomia and karposi's sarcoma. ... Read more »
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HIV JournalView

... Table of Contents GB Virus C -- Does It Affect HIV Progression? Two Longitudinal Studies, One Answer (Sort Of) Long-Term Efficacy Data and Metabolic Effects of Lopinavir/Ritonavir Lipid Screening Read more »

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, this medicine can cause some serious unwanted effects. Individuals should tell a... Read more »
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...lead to malnutrition (not getting enough nutrients from your food). Diarrhea sometimes prevents food from staying in your gut long enough for your body to absorb the nutrients it needs. Also, if your gut is damaged by the virus, it cannot absorb... Read more »
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HIV JournalView: Top 10 HIV Medical Stories of 2006

...of Other Comparative HIV Treatment Trials: KLEAN, BMS-089 and Gilead 934 The KLEAN study of fosamprenavir-ritonavir versus lopinavir-ritonavir, each in combination with abacavir-lamivudine, for initial treatment of HIV infection over 48 weeks: a... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

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 »

What should I think?

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


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, or "monastery of the caves." The picturesque grounds are believed to date back to the 11th century, and have a long and storied history. Lavra's HIV clinic is situated in an old building on the sacred grounds of the... 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 »