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How Much Do Protease Inhibitors Cost

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Protease inhibitor funding in New Zealand

The NZ government is currently holding off making protease inhibitors available to people with HIV. They claim that thedrugs merely stave off the onset of Aids and death, rather than providing any sort of long-term benefit. What evidence wouldyou...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...fight with the government of New Zealand, as it's a place I very much hope to visit someday. I will just make a few comments: Protease inhibitors have been shown to decrease the complications associated with HIV infection and to improve... Read more »

Necessity to do Viral Loads before Rxing aProtease Inhibitor

Viral Load testing is very expensive, therefore a number of persons unable to pay or not in a... Read more »

are protease inhibitors the cause of lypoatrophy or is hiv

the same as title. is lypoatrophy a side effect of using protease inhibitors or is lypoatrophy a... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Debate Widens Over Protease Inhibitor Side Effects

...protease inhibitor-treated patients. At the 5th Retrovirus Conference last winter, Dr. Cooper reported that 64% of his patients on protease inhibitors showed signs of lipodystrophy (abstract 410). At a late breaker in Geneva, his colleague Andrew... Read more »
The Body PRO

Abstract No. 331: Viral Fitness in Patients with Discordant CD4 and Plasma HIV RNA following Protease Inhibitor Failure

...viremia and decrease in CD4 count. A loss of viral fitness significantly correlates with the number of resistant mutations to protease inhibitors, or a loss of viral fitness significantly correlates with the level of phenotypic maximal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Protease Inhibitors in Development

... Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Prophylaxis of OIs in the Age of Protease Inhibitors

...antiretroviral agent of sufficient potency to suppress viral reproduction and allow the immune system to rebound. Enter the protease inhibitors! As concerned clinicians are aware, these agents have produced the most profound viral load reductions... Read more »
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The Advocate's Article on Abbott's Price Gouging

Posted by BabyPeanut
...people, said company spokeswoman Laureen Cassidy, who noted that Norvir is still priced at less than half the cost of other protease inhibitors. AIDS caregivers and activists reacted with alarm to the price increase, saying it could... Read more »

New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...medication: TMC114 (darunavir), a protease inhibitor that may be especially helpful for people with resistance to many existing protease inhibitors. But although they eagerly await TMC114's approval, many HIV treatment advocates are also worried:... Read more »

lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started growing breasts and huge amount of fat in the stomache area...infact, my entire torso... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »