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Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet 470 : other antiretroviral drugs in development Fact Sheet 480 : immune therapies These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug...
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fusion inhibitors

Is there a pill form of any fusion inhibitors coming soon?...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
Fuzeon is the only fusion inhibitor currently approved by the FDA. Fusion inhibitors are part of a bigger classification of drugs called entry inhibitors which also includes attachment inhibitors, CXCR4 inhibitors and CCR5 inhibitors. There are... Read more »

Fusion inhibitors

I would very much like to know if fusion inhibitors are going to produce loss or fat acumulations like protease inh., and if the new Tenofovir has more of these kind of side effects than other transcriptase inhibitors. Thank you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
T-20 (the only fusion inhibitor in wide use) has not been associated with lipodystrophy yet. Since it works extracellularly there is hope that some of those problems associated with unwanted activity of a drug inside cells might be avoided. It... Read more »

Fusion Inhibitors

Can you shed any light on what, if any, of the preliminary reports on fusion inhibitors may include as far as side effects? I guess I am assuming they have done some human trials??...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
T-20 = Fuzeon is the only fusion inhibitor soon to be more widely available. Since it acts outside of cells (blocking fusion) its toxicity would be expected to be low and that has been the case in major clinical trials conducted to date. The major... Read more »

Fusion Inhibitors

Can you tell me what a fusion inhibitor exactly is and decribe how it works in the body?...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
Fusion inhibitors are a subclass of drugs called entry inhibitors. Unlike previous HIV medications that target HIV once it attacks and infects a T-cell, entry inhibitors prevent HIV from being able to attach to a T-cell. By keeping HIV from... Read more »
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Fusion Inhibitor News?

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if the fusion inhibitor trials (phase III) are going OK, or where to go for an update? Last I heard 700 patients in 100 countries were in the study for T-20(?)
I went to the Trimeris site and didn't see anything new.

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Viral load test cost

Posted by Bensf, 2 Replies
I've been HIV+ for 10 years, not on meds and have been part of a study that pays for my CD4 and viral load tests. The study is ending and I am covered by Anthem Blue Cross- California with a high deductible, which I never meet. Has anyone had... Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »