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How Much Does Enfuvirtide Cost

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An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

... en-FYOO-vir-tide --> Brand Name: Fuzeon Other Name(s): DP 178, DP178, Enfuvirtida, Pentafuside, T 20, T-20, T20 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related
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Medicines

Hi....my cousin has HIV and he takes a very expensive medicine for treatment. My question is, what is the most expensive medicine offered to HIV/AIDS patients?Thanks,Chrissie
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...The single most expensive medication for the treatment of HIV is enfuvirtide (Fuzeon, T-20), whose annual costs are in excess of $20,000 USD. BY Read more »

Fuzeon and Selzentry

Hello. I am in desperate need for your opinion. I tested HIV+ in 1990 when I had tonsilectomy and found KS in my tonsils. I have been on different therapies since 1996. I have become resistant to drugs in the three classes. My CD4 count has shown...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...eligible for the raltegravir early access program from Merck. At least untiil FDA approved, the medication is supplied without cost-- clearly less expensive than the bone-chilling costs of enfuvirtide (Fuzeon). Hopefully, Merck will not try to... Read more »

T20 Soreness Relief

Hello ....I have recently learned about T20 (Tenofovir). I understand that a bothersome side-effect is the soreness that comes as a result of the daily injections. Do you know of any relief for the soreness? I have searched through various forums...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...sites, icing, massaging-all help to some degree. Tolerability ranges widely but most find the ISRs annoying but tolerable. The cost is about $20,000/year. In the key studies patients took an average of 4 other HIV drugs in their regimen. KH Read more »

fuzeon side effects?

Dr. Young, Fuzeon as the first entry inhibitor seems to have a nice list of side effects associated with it. I am wondering do you feel this drug as an entry inhibitor is superior to other anti-virals as protease inhibitors, nnrts, etc. and why?Are...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...enfuvirtide (Fuzeon, T-20) replaces our conventional HIV medications for first, or even second-line therapy. This is because of the cost and difficulty in administering the medication. Side effects are actually not too bad, though most people... Read more »
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Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

... What Is Enfuvirtide? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Enfuvirtide Taken? What Are The Side Effects? How Does It React Read more »
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Fuzeon

... Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...HIV from attaching to a cell. Year Approved * Generic Name Trade Name Also Known As: Manufacturer 2003 Enfuvirtide Fuzeon T-20 Trimeris/Roche 2007 Maraviroc Selzentry, Celsentri MVC ViiV Healthcare Fact Sheet... Read more »
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HIV Drug Resistance

...Inhibitors (PIs) such as Reyataz (atazanavir) and Prezista(darunavir) Entry inhibitors such as Selzentry (maraviroc) and Fuzeon (enfuvirtide orT-20) Integrase inhibitors such as Isentress (raltegravir) Cross-resistance is more likely... Read more »
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Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

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cost of hiv

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...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »