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Protease Inhibitors Ailments And Conditions

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AIDS InfoNet

Protease Inhibitors in Development

... Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes)
Ask the Experts

Protease Inhibitors with Hep C

I have failed my course of Interfuron therapy. Can you recomend studies going on I could become a part of with Protease inhibitors ??I live in South Florida
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would go to the website "Clinicaltrials.gov" to find a trial near you. Read more »

Protease Inhibitors vs. Triple Nucleosides

In late June my doctor gave me the option to change my HIV medication to Trizivir, from Viracept and Combivir. The dosage (two pills a day as opposed to twelve pills a day), was very tempting. I questioned him about the lack of a protease inhibitor...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...A few comments to see what I can do to clarify what you've read.First - the guidelines. They do comment on some of the protease inhibitors that they recommend as part of a first combination, such as Viracept. They also comment on other... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors and Living with HIV/AIDS

Just wondering, is there a train of thought that protease inhibitors may ultimately prevent the possibility of AIDS occuring and basically have people living with HIV for an entire lifetime? Upon initially beginning treatment for hiv is it possible...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your questions.When it comes to the protease inhibitors and other antiviral therapies, there is good news and bad news.The good news:1) Treatments have been shown to significantly Read more »

Hypogonadism from protease inhibitors

I am a 33-yr-old male who was diagnosed two years ago during my seroconversion illness, and immediately began triple cocktail therapy with Crix/AZT/3TC, and have remained undetectable since that first diagnostic viral load test. After 13 months of...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThanks for such a nicely detailed clinical summary. Although we assume that hypogonadism is only associated with HIV disease progression, we don't really know if it occurred in early HIV disease, because we never looked for it. In fact, during... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Debate Widens Over Protease Inhibitor Side Effects

...and to use the term peripheral lipodystrophy. His group has consistently found very high prevalence rates among its cohort of protease inhibitor-treated patients. At the 5th Retrovirus Conference last winter, Dr. Cooper reported that 64% of his... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Protease Inhibitor Use and the Incidence of Diabetes Mellitus in a Large Cohort of HIV-Infected Women

...diabetes mellitus (DM), exacerbations of preexisting DM, hyperlipidemia, and fat redistribution syndromes have been described among protease inhibitor (PI) users. In the current study, researchers examined the incidence of self-reported DM among... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Prophylaxis of OIs in the Age of Protease Inhibitors

...the side effects and drug interactions associated with polypharmacy. "Are the improvements in immune function seen with protease inhibitor therapy, as measured by CD4 counts, sufficient to offer protection against opportunistic infections... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Prophylaxis of OIs in the Age of Protease Inhibitors -- an Update

...for AIDS- associated opportunistic infections have both decreased dramatically in the United States since the advent of the protease inhibitors ( Figure ). In most of the cohorts studied to date, the rates of new cases of PCP, disseminated MAC,... Read more »
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My cat Lucy and my 55th birthday

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...but, a clinical thing with stink and horror. Her death reminded me of all the people who died of AIDS prior to the advent of Protease Inhibitors in 1996. Those deaths were unspeakably ugly and I am thankful I was spared. My fifty-fifth... Read more »

lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started growing breasts and huge amount of fat in the stomache area...infact, my entire torso... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

AIDS Treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AIDS Drugs May Cause Other Illnesses Research* Strokes and coronary disease are linked to powerful protease inhibitors, some doctors suspect. By JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER The powerful drug cocktails that have enabled AIDS patients to Read more »