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How Long Does DdI Take To Work

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...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 put together (assembled). Budding The newly-assembled virus pushes ("buds") out of the original CD4 cell.This new virus is now able to target and infect other CD4 cells. Approved HIV Drugs Different classes of HIV drugs block...
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how long should I expect meds to continue working?

I've been diagnosed 10 years. diagnosed w/aids and pcp 10yrs ago 90 cd4 count viral load off the charts. Probably have been infected 20 yrs(know this because of last at risk behavior was then)Have been on 3 or 4 different med regimens, still on...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...regimen, taking the medications consistently and have undetectable viral loads I would assume that the medications will work for as long as you need them. Obviously I can't prove it but I would be very optimistic.You are correct that because of... Read more »

how long HAART will work?

dear carol, i am a final yr medical student in india and also a visitor of your website . as a med student, i have seen a lot hiv+ people in the hospital. a couple of days back i found a patient with hiv who is frustrated enough after the...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...researching on our web site. It is also nice to hear you are involved with HIV patients and trying to provide some reassurance about longevity. HIV is now referred to as a "chronic disease". As far as the HIV meds go, I have patients that are... Read more »

How long do newer regimes work?

Hello,first many thanks for your work, this site and especially the questions and answers helped me much since diagnosis. I just wanted to ask how long newer regim work on average for treatment naive patients? Thanks
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Well, that depends on the patient. For someone that has perfect adherence and no medication related side effects, they will work indefinitely. For someone with very poor adherence they don't work very well at all. For someone with mediocre... Read more »

How Long For Diarrhea Treatments To Start Working?

Hello Dr., I've had chronic diarrhea for a while now and have tried several things to make it better. I tried calcium, but stopped after about 3 days because it left me feeling bloated, crampy, and constipated (same with all the over the counter...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Probably a week or so. Products like imodium and lomotil tend to work rapidly because they interfere (slow down) bowel motion. The ones you cite work differently; indeed more naturally, but more Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...since all or part of these medications are already in Truvada or have equivalent medications. The levels of Videx EC and Videx (didanosine, ddI) are increased by 44-60% when taken at the same time as Viread, which is in Truvada. Therefore, a dose... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...drugs and supplements you are taking. Stavudine should not be taken with AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir®) or didanosine (ddI, Videx®). Stavudine's side effects may be worse if taken with ganciclovir or pentamidine. Pregnant women should... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...provider knows about ALL drugs and supplements you are taking. If you are taking atazanavir and the original buffered form of ddI , take ddI two hours before or after atazanavir. Atazanavir should not be taken with indinavir (Crixivan) ... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...increase the amount or seriousness of those side effects. For example,combining Zerit (stavudine, d4T) with Videx (didanosine, ddI) may increase the risk of a serious condition calledlactic acidosis (high levels of lactic acid in the blood),... Read more »
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taking ddi

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Taking ddi (Videx)? Do you drink alcohol? My Dr. says I should have no alcohol as it increases the risk of getting pancreatitis. Read more »

Liver cancer, heart disease, counts, resistance

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...the heart muscle. My amylas/lipase levels are elevated which may indicate my pancreas is stressed. Long term taking of Videx (DDI) has been proven to induce pancreatitis. I took DDI from 1997 to 2002, and Videx from 2004 to 2005. Since my bout... 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 »