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Long Term Side Effects Of Invirase

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HIV Treatment Guidelines

...start treatmentover the years. The guidelines have been changed a number of times. Someearlier versions recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in people with higher CD4 counts. There is now more proof that untreated HIV has a negative impact on...
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Long term "salvage" therapy side effects

I am a person who has been hiv+ since the 80's and was one of the first people to get the hiv antiblody test after its release. I started meds soon after there was something available besides AZT, due to a random CD4 count of 30. I then began...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...there is no good answer other than--watch closely since patients like yourself are the real laboratory for what happens over the long term. As I tell patients - no lab rat has taken those meds for as long as some of our patients so they have to... Read more »

change of meds

I have been on fortovase and combivir for 8 year now with wonderful results. Fortovase is now discontinued and my Dr switched to Lexiva. I am only concerned because I thought he'd give me Invirase instead (the so-called substitute for Fortovase by...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.You've had an outstanding long-term response and tolerability-- fosamprenavir (Lexiva, Telzir) has been a very well tolerated, newer PI in our hands. I don't expect Read more »

Going off abacavir

Dear Dr. Pierone:Thanks so much for your past contributions. This website is an extraordinary help for those of us who seem to have new questions almost daily. Here's my question: My partner was diagnosed with AIDS in 4/06. We have figured out...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...infection. The studies thus far have shown that a Norvir-boosted PI alone is almost as effective as a boosted PI and 2 nucleosides. The studies have been done with Kaletra, Reyataz, and Crixivan, but not Invirase. Since Invirase is similar in... 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
...make sense that there would be more mutation with the higher doses, unless it was because people weren't taking them due to side effects. Read more »
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Report from the HAARTland

...limited perhaps to one small study of a single drug. An initial dose-ranging study of the new fusion inhibitor, T-20 (pentafuside), gave the drug to one of the most difficult patient populations ever treated in a clinical trial setting.... Read more »
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Understanding the Details of HIV Treatment

...CD4s or more each year shows a weakening immune system. Don't panic about one test result but consult with your doctor and consider another test to determine your CD4 trend. Your Viral Load Trend Consistently increasing HIV levels indicate that... Read more »
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Invirase

...month for 500 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: Roche Pharmaceuticals, www.rocheusa.com , 1 (800) 562-6367 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common are diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, and nausea. As seen with other... Read more »
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PI Monotherapy advice

Posted by logopolis, 2 Replies
...months will 100% adherence and an undetectable viral load, however as we all know this is a powerful and toxic med so in th elong term the Doc thinks monotherapy is better. Just wanted to put this out and see if anyone else has trialled or is... Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

anyone taking Isentress and Invirase combination?

Posted by nevereasy
...pain is too much. Anyways, does anybody take Isentress with Invirase/norvir? I wouyld like to know how it works in regards to side effects ( lipid panel, kidney, blood pressure, indigestion, etc etc) Read more »