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Reyataz Vs Prezista

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Prezista Vs. Reyataz for beginners

Hello Dr. Frascino,We have conversed in the past and you've been very helpful. I'm about to start Meds now for the first time. My Dr. recommended I start with Truvada, Norvir and a choice of either Reyataz or Prezista. He mentioned that Prezista is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Both Prezista and Reyataz (both boosted with Norvir) are good options for a protease inhibitor in your regimen. There are no head-to-head comparisons Read more »


I have been on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada since I was diagnosed, almost 3 years. I went to an ENT... Read more »

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don't have a question really. Just wanted to say Thank You for all the time and effort that you... Read more »
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...component and should be used cautiously by people with sulfa allergies. As seen with other protease inhibitors (except unboosted Reyataz), there can be increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, although cholesterol changes were similar... Read more »
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...initial use. -- Cal Cohen, M.D. Activist The first once-a-day protease inhibitor, Reyataz remains -- with Prezista -- one of the two most popular PIs. It can also be taken without a Norvir boost -- though it should be taken with... Read more »
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FAQs About Prezista (Darunavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...Viread to Prezista to Avoid Renal Toxicity? For over three years I have taken Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC), Viread (tenofovir), Reyataz (atazanavir) and Norvir (ritonavir). My viral load is undetectable and my CD4 count is 400, but I would like to... Read more »
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...results were exciting, but from a small study of only 103 individuals in the French ANRS 139 TRIO trial. Isentress was taken with Prezista and Intelence, a novel, nuke-sparing combination. The data is in accord with the advocate view that... Read more »
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Splitting Prezista 600mg into thirds...

Posted by lovelife, 2 Replies
...I need to take Prezista 800mg. If I have only Prezista 600mg, can I brake the pill into thirds so I can take one 600mg and then add 200mg more from Read more »

Prezista + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
...So I took my first dose of meds last night. My doctor started me on this combo: Prezista (darunavir), two 300mg tabs, plus Norvir (ritonavir), one 100mg soft gelcap, plus Truvada (emtricitabine+tenofavir) one 200mg/300mg Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 1 Reply
...Hi all, my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »