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Combination Medications

... What Are Combination Medications? What Are PK Boosters? Combinations of Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") Combinations of a Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor and Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Combinations of Protease Inhibitors Other Combinations in Development What Are Combination
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Stocrin and Babies (Safety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy, 2009)

Hi,Thanks for all the advise so far.I am 34yr female and positive for the last 11yrs, am considerng having a baby next year.I have been on stocrin and truvada for the last two yrs.I know stocrin is not compatable with pregnancy so I need advice as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation a cell's powerhouse) that can cause problems in the heart, nerves, muscles, pancreas, kidneys, and liver. Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI): class of anti-HIV medication. NNRTIs work by blocking reverse transcriptase, a... Read more »

Can I stop any meds that may contributing to lipoatrophy?

I would like to know if any of these meds are contributing to my lipodistrophy - Norvir,Viread,Lexiva,and Epzicom I have been hiv for 24 yrs and have been on many different meds. My t cells or over 900 and viral load is nondetectable. I don't want...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...drug combination may be appropriate. Epzicom contains Ziagen (abacavir) and Epivir (lamivudine). These agents are nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Viread (tenofovir) is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor. All of these... Read more »

Does cd4 count increase upon taking meds

Hi Dr. I know there are alot of questions about when to start taking meds. I am newly infected infact only a week ago I found out my status so I am trying to be as informed as possible as to what my options may be. My question is lets say my cd4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretrovirals. These medications are grouped into several different classes based on their mechanism of action, such as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, protease inhibitors, integrase... Read more »


Dr. Keith Henry:Can HIV medications cause irreparable damage to the mitochondria, which in turn can lead to the developement of cancer in the lymphatic system?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV medications (particularly some of the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors-NRTIs- such as D4T or AZT) can cause mitochondrial dysfunction/damage that is reversible in the vast majority of cases. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Delavirdine (Rescriptor) also called Rescriptor. Pharmacia & Upjohn developed it. ViiV Healthcare is marketing it. Delavirdine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse... Read more »

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...ef-FAH-ver-enz Brand Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): DMP-266, EFV, L 743726, Stocrin Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Efavirenz, also known as EFV or Sustiva, is a type of medicine called a... Read more »

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

... --> Brand Name: Truvada Other Name(s): Emtricitabina/ Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Truvada is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs: emtricitabine (Emtriva) and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...2001. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Tenofovir is a nucleotide analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...male to receive the AIDS cure. On November 19, 2001, I took the one-time infusion and have never looked at the litany of anti-HIV/AIDS drugs again. My personal gratitude serves as the impetus for this correspondence. The CDC?s Office of... Read more »

Should i Start medication???

Posted by coconyc, 3 Replies
Hi im Coco from nyc I though the benefit or getting tested its to find out the virus in a early time so u can get a good treatment that prolong ur life in a better condition, i got my first results a month ago and i got CD4:276 and VL: 3616, so my... Read more »

Prezista - New PI designed for Resistant Virus

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies J&J's HIV franchise, which aims to combat HIV drug resistance Prezista will be followed by TMC125, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor typically used in combination with other drugs expected to be launched in late 2008. That... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too 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 Read more »