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How Long Does Prezista Take To Work

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An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

dar-UE-na-vir Brand Name: Prezista Other Name(s): DRV, darunavir ethanolate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Darunavir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include liver problems and severe skin reactions or rash. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal liver problems: ...
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Facial Wasting Prezista/Norvir/Truvada vs. Atripla

Hi, let me begin by thanking you for your great work on thebody.com, you can't imagine how helpful this site has been in the year since I've been diagnosed with HIV..I was diagnosed last year at the age of 23 and immediately began taking...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Quite a few studies have shown the therapeutic equivalence of protease inhibitor-based regimens an non-nucleoside-based combinations. Both choices are potent and control HIV replication in the majority of patients.... Read more »

switching from prezista/truvada/norvir to complera

Hello doctor!I have been diagnosed with hiv over a year ago and have been taking Prezista/Truvada/Norvir for a year now, with encouraging results (my viral load is below 50 and my immunity is around 725)However, after researching the internet I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.If you've been doing well on your current DHHS-"Preferred" regimen for over a year, you'd have to give me a really good reason to switch to a different regimen. This could be for reasons of improved... Read more »

Switching from Prezista to?

Hello,I've been on the Prezista/Norvir/Truvada combination now since March 2011 (diagnosed August 2010), with great results: VL undetectable, CD4 count in the 750's. Lately, though, I've been having gastro-intestinal problems which...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It seems like you've had a very thorough work up of your gastrointestinal symptoms, and this leads me to agree that your medications could be the cause.Among your medications, it's most likely that the protease... Read more »

Is my treatment working? Prezista+Truvada+Norvir

Hi, I recently started taking HIV medicines, May 22nd of this year to be exact. When I started medicine, my VL was about 2,500. My CD4 was about 350. The resistance profile done showed NO resistance to any of the HIV medicines. 2 weeks after...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dear worried fellow- NYer,Your response is not out of line from what can be expected. Your initial response has been quite good. Most people have achieved an undetectable viral load by 4 to 6 months. It may take longer for those people starting... Read more »
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PREZISTA

Posted by dayleth, 2 Replies
I AM ON PREZISTA , NORVIR TRUVADA , WHO ELSE IS ON THAT CAMBO ?? ?I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS OF PREZISTA AND IF IS WORKING FOR YOU! Read more »

Prezista - New PI designed for Resistant Virus

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday approved the use of a new HIV drug, made by Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N>, in combination with related therapies to help treat patients who do not first improve with other... 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 »

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 »