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Invirase And Retrovir

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Protease Inhibitors (PIs) These drugs interfere with HIV's protease enzyme. There are many approved PIs: Aptivus (tipranivir) Crixivan (indinavir) Invirase (saquinavir) Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir) Lexiva (fosamprenavir) Norvir (ritonavir) Prezista (darunavir or TMC-114) Reyataz (atazanavir) ...
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Zinc and selenium ok?

I'm on Didanosine 250mg, Retrovir 100mg, Invirase 500mg, Valtrex 1gm, and Viread 300mg. Someone suggested benefits of taking zinc and selenium. Will these have a negitive interaction with my meds?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There is no problem taking Zinc and selenium and some studies have suggested a benefit from selenium for persons with HIV. The larger question is how did you end up on such a peculiar HIV regimen? It is like a funky post-modern multi-media... Read more »


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
...indinavir (crixivan) and norvir.As for doses, I can only make some suggestions. I would probably not use norvir twice daily and invirase 3 times daily, just to avoid the complexity. Based on the curves from once a day studies, I would probably... Read more »

Meds in Serbia

I am writing to ask you about options to start ARV treatment here in Serbia. Unfortunately there are not registered some of the new medicines. Here we don`t have access to Atripla and Truvada. :(Here is the list of all drugs which are available and...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
There are a fair number of good possible combinations on the list. Kivexa is the same as Epzicom in the US. For someone initiating treatment for the first time (as long as you have not acquired a drug resistant virus) you should have an excellent... Read more »

COnteo CD4

Buenos Dias:EL Dia De hoy me entregaron los resultados del conteo cd4 y la carga viral, pra mi mala suerte no salieron nada bien CD4....91 carga viral 16900 copias, el dr me solicito empezar tratamiento Urgente con la convinacion de...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...especialista en VIH y t a escoger el mejor rgimen en cuanto a eficacia. En segundo lugar, un rgimen que contiene AZT (zidovudina, Retrovir y en Combivir y Trizivir) no es la mejor seleccin para alguien con anemia como t porque este... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Fortovase or Invirase (Saquinavir)

...cross-resistance to other protease inhibitors. Clinical Data Early trials studied saquinavir as monotherapy, in combination with Retrovir and Hivid and in high doses. All of these trials produced small virologic benefits. Invirase received... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

...carefully for drug interactions if you are taking dapsone along with the protease inhibitors amprenavir (Ziagen) or saquinavir (Invirase), or the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors delavirdine (Rescriptor) or etravirine (Intelence).... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...nucleotide analog. Year Approved * Generic Name Trade Name Also Known As: Manufacturer 1987 Zidovudine Retrovir AZT, ZDV ViiV Healthcare & generic 1991 Didanosine Videx ddI Bristol-Myers Squibb & generic 1992 ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: saquinavir Brand Name: Invirase Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 500 mg film-coated tablets with 100 mg Norvir two times a day Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...taking pills. i dont remember which order i took the meds but i remember taking all these. NRTI :Combivir, epivir, epzicom, retrovir, truvada, videx, viread, zerit, ziagen, sustiva and i dont think i took any off the other of not on the full list... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

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. 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 seem not to... Read more »