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How Long Does Viracept Stay In Your Body

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...Transcription Once the virus has become part of (is integrated into) the CD4 cell, itcommands the CD4 cell to start making new HIV proteins. The proteins are thebuilding blocks for new HIV viruses. They are produced in long chains. Assembly An HIV enzyme called protease cuts the long chains of HIV proteins intosmaller pieces. As the smaller protein pieces come together with copies ofHIV's RNA, a new virus is...
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Follow up to the Question What is Viracept doing to my body?

To whom it may concern: I am also on the treatment combination of Viracept and Combivir and can relate to the symptoms spoke of in the original question. I've been on this treatment for almost two years and it's the only one I've ever had. It's...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...I am posting this to add some helpful comments from another viracept patient. Read more »

Treatment a week after infection

Hello,I was infected a week ago as confirmed by a virus test. I had started PEP treatment immediately, but the pharmacist wrongly gave me a dosage of 250mg Viracept twice daily versus the prescribed amount of 1250mg twice daily. This was in...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...drugs. I would consider switching you to another drug such as Kaletra, Lexiva or Reyataz - the latter two should be taken along with small doses of Norvir. Hopefully, an HIV resistance test was done as this may help your doctors understand what... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body is dead, the more difficult it is for HIV to survive. Refrigeration slows down this process. Once the virus leaves the human body, it dies within minutes, since the virus is immediately going into an environment in which it cannot survive.... Read more »


Hello. I started meds 3 months after i found out i was pregnant. i was put on viracept and combivir, after 2 months i could not get viracept so had to be changed to viramune (made in india) after about 10 days on just combivir. Just before starting...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...viracept and combivir; this is a good combination and has been used a lot in HIV infected pregnant women without problems; as long as your viral load remains below 1000 copies your risk for transmission is 1% or less[ you have a 99% or greater... Read more »
The Well Project


...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...stavudine (d4T), retrovir (AZT) or efavirenz (Sustiva,) talk to your doctor about changing medications. However, it can take a long time to reverse changes in body shape. Implants or injections are the only way to deal with sunken cheeks. These... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

... What Are Body Composition Tests? Anthropometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Body Mass Index (BMI) Computerized Tomography Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis) Metabolic changes cannot be seen without lab tests, but can cause seriouslong-term health problems. Increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can put you at a higherrisk of... 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 »

outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Meds and body fat change in women?

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
...weight maintenance problems already and I just quit drugs and smoking. So I am set up to gain weight. Has anyone experienced body changes due to their meds? Read more »