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Invirase And Retrovir

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Brand name: Invirase Generic name: indinavir sulfate (indinavir), or IDV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Genentech, , (800) 626-3553 AWP: $1,112.09/month for 500 mg tablets Standard Dose: Two 500 mg film-coated tablets with 100 mg Norvir two times a day with food, or within two hours of a meal for patients over 16 years old. Must be taken with Norvir. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it...
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Dear Dr.Pavia, Thank you for that quick answer. Valeria is writting to you again. When i started ART in 1999 the only available drugs in my country (Bulgaria) were Retrovir, Epivir and Invirase, later Combivir. As my viral load was 120 000 and my...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Valeria, Thanks for your update on the situation in Bulgaria. I wonder about the politics that determine what drugs are available. You don't mention your viral load right now. If your viral load is undetectable, then adding norvir is a great... Read more »

norvir + invirase the best posology ?

I have been receiving HIV treatment for 3 years now. After using DDI and retrovir for a year an a half, I stopped regimen fora while because I got a lymphom (non hogdkin). Then since july I take D4T and 3TC. But now my T4 are quite low 90 an dviral...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
I had to look up the word "posology" because it is not commonly used in English.I learned that it is the science of dosing. So thank you for contributing to myeducation. Now for your question . . .I like your doctor's approach very... Read more »

combivir+invirase+norvir vs kaletra+combivir

Hello,I am on combivir+invirase+norvir for the last 6 years. CD4 count is 640 and viral load is undetectable. I was put on this therapy because I was planning pregnancy but it did not happened yet. I am doing OK but diarrhea sometimes. My new doctor...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It's important to weigh the pros and cons of any treatment switch, particularly if you're doing well (and virologically suppressed) on your current regimen.Kaletra is a more modern boosted protease inhibitor... Read more »


Hello!I have been on medications since 1999, July - Invirase 600 mg tree times daily and Combivir 1 tablet twice daily. My viral load is still below 50 copies, my CD4 cells above 500. My doctor suggests to add Norvir to my current combination in the...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Valeria,Your doctor is right on both counts. Adding Norvir can give better saquinavir levels and easier dosing, AND we don't know the best dosing regimens. I am surprised you are on invirase alone. Invirase, the hard gel formulation of... Read more »
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anyone taking Isentress and Invirase combination?

Posted by nevereasy
Isentress is a relatively new therapy. My Dr just added it to my mono therapy of Invirase (boosted with Norvir). I have been undetectable for two years on the Invirase but my Tcells never get over 300. He added Isentress. I have had bad reflux ( not... Read more »

Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths for people... Read more »

Does this sound like Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Posted by canadian1984, 2 Replies
I began an experience recently (October 2nd) for the first time in my life, with another guy. All we did is have unprotected oral sex, and once for a few minutes, protected anal sex. I know most people will say that I didn't have an exposure - but... Read more »