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How Long Does Ritonavir Stay In Your Body

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Ritonavir (Norvir)

What Is Ritonavir? Ritonavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Norvir ® . It is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. Ritonavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It cuts the raw material for HIV into specific pieces needed to build a new virus. Protease inhibitors "gum up" these scissors. Who Should Take It?...
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how long does the virus stay in a body before the first signal

how long will the virus stay in ur body before you will start seeing the signs and also what are the first signa....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
HIV infection may not have evident signs for many years. It is a good idea to be tested if you are concerned. Be well.... Read more »

How long can HIV in vaginal fluid stay alive outside the body on your fingers?

I would to ask you if someone has touched small quantity of HIV+ vaginal fluid and after a while his fingers have dried out, is it considered for HIV to be dead? How long could stay alive outside the body?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,As this is a hypothetical situation let me address all the pieces going on here.Once fluid carrying HIV dries, the HIV in that fluid is absolutely dead. HIV can't live outside the body, so once it's in the open air... Read more »

how long can hiv stay dormant in the body?

my exboyfriend just informed me that he is hiv+ we were together for 1 1/2 yrs and never used protection of any kind. I got a hiv test done and it came back negative. I heard it was possible that i have it, but it dormant in my body. Is this true?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The first thing you need to do is start using protection when you have sex. This protects you and others from further spread of HIV infection. You can repeat the test as much as you like, but the test does not protect you from infection.When someone... Read more »

How long to stay on a regimen when VL is rebounding?

I have been on a first regimen of Norvir, Fortavase, Zerit and Epivir for two years now (initially was on AZT instead of the Zerit, but switched to the Zerit after two months when AZT caused severe anemia). I never missed a dose, and my VL stayed...
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
Something in, or about you has created this "blip". Hopefuly this was not a lab error issue. Make sure that there are no new meds causing drug interactions or lowered levels of your HIV meds. Hopefully, you are still adherent to your... Read more »
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