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Reyataz And Blood Vessels

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...have this condition without labtests, it can cause serious long-term health problems. The main danger of hyperlipidemia is heart disease. If you have too muchcholesterol in your blood it can build up in your arteries (blood vessels),forming plaque. This buildup of plaque can lead to a heart attack or a stroke.High triglycerides can also increase your risk of getting pancreatitis (apainful inflammation of the pancreas). Some HIV+ people...
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Bad Taste

I have been newly on Reyataz, one Norvir a day, and Combivirand after about three weeks developed a terrible taste in my mouth. From what others say I think it's probably the Norvir. Does this eventually go away? or is there any way to lessen the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...often works is to drink something really cold or even suck on an ice cube before you take your Norvir. This consricts the blood vessels in your mouth and reduces local absorption of the Norvir, thus reducing the side effect. Read more »

numbness on my left foot

im a 40 y/o preop transexual m2f i do workout in regular basis; after a while(1 yr) of experiencing decrease of energy and weakness in my legs suddenly my left foot 3toes are numb i have no pain but it makes me prone to falling and feeling of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Usually but not always HIV or HIV-drug related neuropathy is symmetrical. Other nerve or blood vessel problems (such as compression from somewhere else) could cause difficulties like you are experiencing which sound quite significant. Read more »

Resistance is Futile U Will be Assimulated!

I been infected for over 15 years hold agreat body weight and strength base line 68k and never higher than 32k. Recently after leaving a STI for 24 months i went on kaletra/verad: kaletra was intolerable in side effects recently switched to...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Love the Star Trek analogy. We do this to a small extent today in some of the people we care for. Most resistance comes at a cost to the virus in terms of it's ability to replicate and kill t cells. Some mutations or combinations of mutations are... Read more »

high red blood count and blood clots with reyataz

Hi Doctor,I have been on zerit, viramune, reyataz, with norvir booster since Sept of this year. Last week I developed servere stomach pains and spasms, the worst pain in my life. I went to the emergency room and they told me I was making to much red...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...The problems you are describing have not been previously reported regarding or attributed to Reyataz. While they are unlikely to be related to Reyataz, you should urge your doctor to report them to the drug registry at the FDA. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Looks at Efficacy, Cardiovascular Risks of Two HIV Treatments

...patients ... had more than twice the level of HDL cholesterol, known as 'good cholesterol' for its beneficial effect on blood vessels, than those on Reyataz, Boehringer said in a statement," Reuters reports. The article adds that advances in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: atazanavir sulfate Brand Name: Reyataz Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: One 300 mg capsule plus 100 mg Norvir, once daily Read more »

An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

... at-a-za-NA-veer Brand Name: Reyataz Other Name(s): ATV, ATZ, BMS 232632 (atazanavir), BMS-232632-05 (atazanavir sulfate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Atazanavir, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor manufactured by... Read more »
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Posted by markman, 3 Replies
I have poz for about 4 years but have never been on meds. My cd4 has been in the 400s and last time was over 500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2.... Read more »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 2 Replies
hello Just went to a new DR said to go with this combo and i am wondering did it help anyone. i used to take Combivir and Crixivan and he said those are old meds no one takes them anymore there is so much better out there he correct are... Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »