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Protease Inhibitors Side Effects

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A possible side effects of protease inhibitors is diabetes

I am a case manager and RN of HIV/AIDS individuals. Recently one of myclients has developed diabetes sincestarting Crixivan in Janaury 1997. On Thursday of last week, (June9-14)I heard a news story regarding thatdiabetes may be a side effect of the...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...I'm amazed at how much publicity this report is getting. People who'dnever even heard of protease inhibitors know that they cause diabetes. If only HIV prevention eductation could get this much press!Diabetes has been reported in people Read more »

good combo

hi there im resistant to sustiva and i was given prestiza boosted with norvir i wonder is this... Read more »

are protease inhibitors the cause of lypoatrophy or is hiv

the same as title. is lypoatrophy a side effect of using protease inhibitors or is lypoatrophy a... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Debate Widens Over Protease Inhibitor Side Effects

...protease inhibitor-treated patients. At the 5th Retrovirus Conference last winter, Dr. Cooper reported that 64% of his patients on protease inhibitors showed signs of lipodystrophy (abstract 410). At a late breaker in Geneva, his colleague Andrew... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Protease Inhibitor Side Effects Take People by Surprise

...untreated,coma or death. The initial 83 reports led the FDA toissue a Public Health Advisory in June. Physicianswere warned that protease inhibitors may contribute tothese conditions and advised to closely monitorpatients' glucose levels.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Protein Accumulation Might Cause Fat Deposits, Other Side Effects in HIV-Positive People Taking Protease Inhibitors, Study Says

...Similarities between genetic conditions that cause early aging and side effects experienced by some HIV-positive people when taking protease inhibitors might explain the fat accumulation associated with the drugs, according to a study published... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Avoiding and Managing Side Effects

...you use nevirapine. If you start with high cholesterol or triglycerides, they may be more likely to increase if you use some protease inhibitors. Are Side Effects Different in Men and Women? Most trials have enrolled too few women to be... Read more »
Connect With Others

Picking treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of therapy...I heard sustiva with two nrtis would be powerful. Anyone on that? My doctor thinks it's ok not to starte with a protease inhibitor... Read more »

Need To VENT...

Posted by sweetpea9919, 1 Reply
...TRUVADA. It's only been 12 hours and I'm already not happy. Is anyone out there on the same treatment? I've never been on a PI (protease inhibitor). Maybe the side effects are just in my head - but I don't think so. Also - GET THIS... even WITH... Read more »

switching to Atripla >worried

Posted by mauka, 8 Replies
...Norvir, Crixivan and Truvada and the idea of just taking one pill a day is a dream indeed, however I'm pretty worried on the side effects I hear, vivid dreams, insomnia, dizziness etc. Do the side effects show up on everyone? How long do they... Read more »

AIDS Treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...however, side effects don't show up in clinical trials, arising only after the drugs are in much wider use. Among the first protease inhibitor side effects to be identified was lipodystrophy, a redistribution of body fat that created the... Read more »