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Merck Hiv Drug

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Says Merck's HIV Drug Gets Generic Threat

The Food and Drug Administration reports it has received applications from drugmakers who wish to produce generic versions of the HIV drugs Isentress (Merck & Co.) and Epivir (GlaxoSmithKline). Isentress was approved for use in adult patients in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Merck's HIV Drug Isentress Fails Once-a-Day Study

Taking the HIV drug Isentress once a day is not as effective as the standard twice-daily regimen, reported drug manufacturer Merck & Co. Based on these initial results, Merck is suspending the Phase III trial of once-daily dosing. Isentress is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Cites Benefits of Merck HIV Drug for Patients Out of Options

On Friday, Food and Drug Administration officials said a review of Merck & Co.'s HIV drug Isentress suggests its safety profile is superior to other options available to patients who are failing treatment. FDA posted its review ahead of a... Read more »
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Merck HIV Vaccine Candidate

Thank you all for your efforts on this website. You are all heaven sent!I recently read that Dr. Scolnick of Merck is very hopeful about the prospects of their vaccine candidate. Early results are apparently promising - and I believe the press...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
You are right that Merck is traditionally conservative in what they release and in what they say early in research. However, they have published one article (that I know of) on the results of a DNA based vaccine in macaques. The immune responses... Read more »

Merck integrase inhibitor

Dear Doctor,You wrote a couple of days ago that the Merck integrase inhibitor will be available shortly. As a treatment experienced hiver (+ since 1990) I would like to know what this med will offer in comparison to the already available...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This will be a medication that works completely differently than any of the currently available HIV meds. Therefore, for someone like yourself who has had HIV for a while and may have virus that has accumulated HIV drug resistance, the integrase... Read more »

Any information on drug in development MK-0518, Merck.

I was recently diagnosed. my CD4 is 4! Apparently my first treatment Kaletra and Truvada were not doing effect in my body. I went to new doctors this week and the suggested I go into a study program for a new drug in development MK-0518, Merck,...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post.There have been several studies reported on MK-0518, now called raltegravir. In general it appears to be well tolerated as part of a combination regimen. In addition, it has proven to be highly effective at suppressing... Read more »

Merck Vaccine

I just read about this vaccine. If this is true, couldn't it be used in HIV infected patients to boost their immune systems?Merck To Double Enrollment in AIDS Vaccine Trial After Promising Results"Researchers conducting clinical trials of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no clinical data yet. Early results have shown that the targeted anti-HIV immune response is boosted and the vaccine appears safe enough to expand the trials. The clinical implications of the Merck vaccine are not clear yet since the trials... Read more »
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New Merck vaccine? (doesn't make sense)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
You already read about the new vaccine working in monkeys. But there seem to be certain dubious points in it. First, the virus used was a combo of hiv and siv. The vaccine also was hiv+siv. So it could be that the vaccine works against the siv and... Read more »

Merck announcement

Posted by Mattie, 1 Reply
Merck & Co. Inc., the No. 2 U.S. pharmaceutical group, on Tuesday made a bold statement of their confidence that its experimental AIDS vaccine will prove effective,

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Merck (MK-0518)

Posted by Anonymous

bastante prometedor,esperemos que las fases II y III vayan perfectamente. Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »