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Risks Of Fuzeon

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An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

... en-FYOO-vir-tide --> Brand Name: Fuzeon Other Name(s): DP 178, DP178, Enfuvirtida, Pentafuside, T 20, T-20, T20 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors
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fuzeon injections in face

I inject a small portion of fuzeon into my cheeks--under eyes & in nasal fold areas for facial lipodystrophy a few times per week & my face looks full, healthy, & natural & wrikle-fee as well. I am aware that the effect only lasts about 2-3 weeks,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...This is certainly a novel use for Fuzeon and I would guess that you are probably the only person on the planet injecting Fuzeon in your face. Fuzeon tends to lead to Read more »

Stopping Fuzeon to Save Fuzeon

Dr Sherer,Having taken 5 yrs and 7 cocktails to find one that helped me achieve an undetecable, sometimes 400, VL thanks to Fuzeon, my ID Dr wants to stop Fuzeon - due to numerous Inj Site Reactions and loss of fat - for Raltegravir. Also, he wants...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
There is too little experience with these drugs to be confidant in any answer to the questions you are asking, but one recent report does suggest that the switch that your doctor is proposing is safe in the short term. At the recent CROI meeting,... Read more »

FUZEON _Con fuzeon!

Hi and Thank you for being there for all of us! Thank you for accepting a bit of colorful expression enclosed.I'm HIV+ for 161/2 years and I have CD4 of 397 and vl of 14,000 to 44,000 and I've had to change doctors lately (long history - but my Docs...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...and comments. It's always good to hear that our forums are informative and worth recommendation to others. Confusion (or confuzeon) is not unusual for people in your situation. I like the pun (though I'm sure that the folks at Roche might... Read more »

Resistance Shown to all drugs - time to add Fuzeon?

Tested HIV+ in 1985 (asypmtomatic). Started AZT 1984 and went through many HIV drugs. In 2000 stopped Crixivan & others (CD-4 229 & VL 13000) and started Kaletra & ziagen. Now my CD-4 is 291 and viral load is 16,000 (usually stayed around 7000)....
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
...291 and VL 16,000. If indeed your phenotype demonstrates resistance to all antiretroviral meds, I'm not so sure I'd jump at Fuzeon right now. It would be optimal to have at least two active drugs on board with Fuzeon as the 3rd. If you have... Read more »
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Rob From Los Angeles: A Fuzeon Veteran

...grant from Trimeris. A Long, Rocky Road As one of the first people in Los Angeles to enter the initial clinical trial for Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide) in 1999, Rob is the go-to guy for information about taking the drug. During the first two... Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

... Following is the full transcript of The Body's live chat on Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide), which took place on June 16, 2004, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Roche and Read more »
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Fuzeon

... Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection Read more »
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Learn More About Fuzeon

...This material was developed independently through an unrestricted educational grant from Trimeris. To find out more about Fuzeon, including details on how to prepare and inject it, there are many support tools available from both the... Read more »
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Question about flying with Fuzeon and needles

Posted by rickincattco, 2 Replies
...I would like to hear about peoples experiences with flying with Fuzeon viles and needles. With the events of last week I am wondering if any of those experiences will get worse. I am planning a trip Read more »

ISR's w/T-20 Fuzeon suck

Posted by Scoot2Bfree, 3 Replies
It's a total pisser when you run out of spaces for injections. Have lipoatropahy, no body fat, ISR's are horrible but Dr's say last option as it's salvage therapy. Doing the Tibotec Duet TMC 125 NNRTI with/possible TMC 114 NRTI (placebo trial) thing... Read more »

FUZEON

Posted by Monchhichi, 2 Replies
...Just a question I want to get feedback on...To anyone on Fuzeon...What type of side effects are you getting and injection site reactions? Does anyone have any tips they can give on ISR's? Read more »

New Drug Fuzeon

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...There's a lot of talk about "Fuzeon", a breakthrough fusion inhibitor. It has passed the clinical trial stage and is now in commercial production stage. Lately Read more »