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Mechanism Of Ritonavir

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Ritonavir (Norvir)

What Is Ritonavir? Ritonavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Norvir ® . It is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. Ritonavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It cuts the raw material for HIV into specific pieces needed to build a new virus. Protease inhibitors "gum up" these scissors. Who Should Take It?...
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Ritonavir, 3TC, D4T combination ? Ritonavir and travels through time zones?

Hello Dr. Gallant and thank you for answering my question : I was for 4 month on3TC, AZT therapie after CD4 count drop to 480 /ml and RNA count 60,000. After 1 month of this therapy RNA was less then 100(undedectable). In the 4 th month, I had flu...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Ritonavir, 3TC, and d4T is generally an effective regimen, though you were probably already resistant to 3TC when you started it. Nevertheless, there is evidence that 3TC can still be beneficial even after you've developed resistance, because... Read more »

Support mechanisms

I have a problem. I think I might have contracted HIV, and the odds are that I might have. I have no support mechanisms however. None of my friends or family know I'm gay, and I live in a rather small city in a conservative state. I 'm...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Find a good therapist who you can confide in and begin there. Then find a good doctor and take the test.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »

Is "Newly Discovered" HIV Pathogenic Mechanism Really New?

Hello, Can you please tell me if the recent news that a new self-destruction mechanism, used by HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Nope. The IFI16 report from the UCSF group should be distinct from the actin-scavenger system.BY... Read more »

mechanism of antibody production

Dr. Dieterich:Are the same mechanisms involved with provoking immune response in Hep B vaccination, and HIV infection seroconversion?I am concerned about delayed seroconversion due to potential HIV/HepC simultaneous exposure.After the possible...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes. If you can make antibodies to HBV it is likely you can also make antibodies to HIV and HCV. Congrats on the vaccines! Good idea! DTD... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am officially admiting I was WRONG on my belief and theory

I decided to test my little theory, and before I go any further, I must say that ONE CANNOT TRUST VERY MUCH YOU READ ON THE INTERNET,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
There is quite alot of RELIABLE data supporting the fact that HIV is an estimated 40x smaller than that of a latex condom's pore. Unfortunately I do not have the source of that data at my side. However, anyone interested can find this data on the... Read more »

CONDOM Mechanics-REPLY..comments warmly welcomed!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear Mr. Dragon-

Well, this is different yet again from your early posts. I thank you for taking the time to clarify your thinking. I think the most critical thing is that HIV is NOT EASILY transmitted through a condom, as you mentioned. This is a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm looking to talk with people who are currently taking
ritonavir (Norvir) capsules and will be affected by the imminent
change to liquid ritonavir. I'm a reporter working on a story for
the journal... Read more »