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How Much Does Ritonavir Cost

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AIDS InfoNet

Ritonavir (Norvir)

... What Is Ritonavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Ritonavir? Ritonavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART).
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Boosted vs. Unboosted Reyataz

There was a study (ARIES) released at IAS 2009 which indicated that unboosted Reyataz performed as well as boosted Reyataz with Epzicom. Has this caused you to change your prescribing practices regarding Reyataz in your clinic? Thanks.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...an early phase induction with ritonavir (without long-term exposure) could yield similar results (with less drug exposure and costs).A couple of points deserve comment. First, this study does not evaluate starting with Epzicom with unboosted... Read more »

Drug Regimen

Currently I am on a regimen of Kaletra, Sustiva and Combivir--and have to pay 30% of all costs --I have been basically undetectable for the last several years and my Tcells stand at about 34%--I have asked my doctor several times about changing my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The issue of the costs of HIV medications can really be difficult-- whether one's in the developing world or (as it would seem in your case) here in Read more »

big belly/skinny body

hi my boyfriend has hiv and he has a big belly now. what meds could he take to help him and what would you recommend him take. he is now on norvir 100 mg,invirase 500 mg & combivir 150mg
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Exercise and diet can help modestly and is recommended. Drug treatment for increased intraabdominal fat is still of uncertain cost/benefit so no specific regimen can be generally recommended. KH Read more »

reyataz and belly fat??

Is there any reports about bad side effects from reyataz? I am poz 15 years, vl undetectible cd4 1150 in prettr good health. I have gained 20 pounds since starting reytaz! I thought less norvir would be good? I am also on sustivia,ziagen and one...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...under study for reducing abdominal fat seen in the setting of HIV treatment-jury is still out on long safety and benefit and costs. Ordinarily atazanavir (+/- ritonavir) and Ziagen (abacavir) are relatively fat neutral drugs though fat... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NEJM PMTCT Studies

...difference in long-term response to the two drugs, strategies for preserving or "recycling" nevirapine therapy and the higher cost of ritonavir-boosted lopinavir compared with nevirapine (10/14). Back to other news for October 2010 Search... Read more »
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Current Options for First-Line Treatment of HIV Infection

...the boosted PIs listed as preferred for initial therapy by the DHHS, disparate pill counts, dosing frequencies, toxicities and cost can also distinguish among these agents. In treatment-naive patients atazanavir can be co-administered once daily,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

... rit-ON-uh-veer --> Brand Name: Norvir Other Name(s): RTV Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Ritonavir, also known as Norvir, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): Aluvia, LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Lopinavir/ritonavir, also known as Kaletra, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking... Read more »
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Need Ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous
...seeking help for 10 months supply of Ritonavir so that I may commence with therapy, and I would be most grateful. These drugs cost in the region of $600 per month in South Africa, a cost I just cannot afford. I will pay all deliver costs. Yours... Read more »

New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
... Don't Let TMC114 Cost More Than Kaletra, Advocates Urge We may be only days away from an announcement that the U.S. has approved a new HIV 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 »

Cost of Meds

Posted by Doyle, 6 Replies
...Just curious as to how much Hiv meds cost. I get mine free but was curious as to where i could find a list of the meds and the price of them. Read more »