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Long Term Side Effects Of T-20

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

... en-FYOO-vir-tide --> Brand Name: Fuzeon Other Name(s): DP 178, DP178, Enfuvirtida, Pentafuside, T 20, T-20, T20 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related
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T20 with 3TC?

I notice that T20 and 3TC have the fewest and least health threatening side effects. Also, neither causes grotesque visual effects, like myopathy or lipoatrophy. Can the two be taken in combination? Or are they not potent enough together?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...T-20 is very new so the long term effects of this agent, if any, are not known. 3TC actually suffers from the opposite - it has been around a long time but is Read more »

preparing for a new treatment

HelloI'm a long term patient who has been on a drug holiday since jan7 because of drug resistance. I was previously on T-20 for most of 2006 but developed resistance to it also. On nov 17 i will start a new powerfull cocktail consisting of at least...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.If you've had virologic failure (detectable viral load) while taking enfuvirtide (T20,Fuzeon), it's very likely that you have resistance to this drug. It's possible to run special resistance test to check Read more »

the new drugs and side effects

Hi Dr.henry,First off, I want to let you know that you are doing a great job, really. Anyway, I would like your opinion on the new drugs coming out soon, the fusion and integrase inhibitors. These drugs look very promising but will it come will all...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...injection site side effects. We need more time and broader experience before concluding that those drugs are well tolerated long term. Mean while many of the available drugs can be combined in some regimen that usually is a good fit for a given... Read more »

T-20 and the Lumps

Hello - I have been on T-20 for almost 8 weeks now and have had fantastic results so far. After only 4 weeks, my VL dropped to "undetectable" for the first time in 6 years, much of that time spent over the 1,000,000 mark.So far, I have had no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...investigator meeting today in Barcelona. The issues you raise were brought up but there is no firm answer available. More long term experience is needed with T-20 to see whaat happens when old hard/lumpy infection sites have to be used. ... Read more »
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Project Inform

Report from the HAARTland

...-- was 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Fuzeon

... Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

... Following is the full transcript of The Body's live chat on Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide), which took place on Oct. 25, 2004, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Roche and Trimeris, the makers Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects Read more »
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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 »

Resistant, then what? How many lines of therapy?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What percentage of folks infected with HIV are basically screwed by total resistance right out of the gate? I know resistance forms of HIV is becoming more common, but generally there is still a line of treatment options that will work for these... Read more »

Life expectancy, cont.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do yall agree that HIV is becoming more and more a treatable disease like diabetes, where the majority of people who come down with the virus, while never being cured, will be able to be treated to where the virus is contained and never develops... Read more »