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Risks Of Ritonavir

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Ask the Experts

Atzanavir,Ritonavir and Truvanda = Risks to Liver (Hepatotoxicity)

Hello,I am very stressed-up by the combination drugs of Atzanavir,Ritonavir and Truvanda that will cause liver and maybe kidney problems to my bf health. He has switched to this drug combination about less than 1 year ago and his doctor has...
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
It actually sounds like things are going quite well with this regimen and his CD4 and viral load response. You don't indicate what the "liver condition" is specifically, so it is difficult to know if there should be cause for concern... Read more »


My doctor gave me a prescription for Bupropion the other day and I am now concerned about drug... Read more »

Ritonavir and Dilaudid Intrathecal Pain Medication

Does Ritonavir (Norvir) reduce the pain control benefit of Dilaudid? I'm taking Norvir,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Lower Malaria Risk in Children Receiving Lopinavir/Ritonavir-Based Compared to NNRTI-Based ART

Children with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa have significant morbidity and mortality risk from malaria. Interventions including bed nets and cotrimoxazole are not sufficient to decrease the risk in this population. HIV and malaria parasites both... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Intranasal and Topical Corticosteroids and Risk of Cushing's Symptoms in HIV Patients on Ritonavir-Based Combinations

Although iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome has previously been reported as a complication from the drug-drug interaction between ritonavir and corticosteroids (we included two cases in HTB last year), two posters at BHIVA this year highlighted low... Read more »

Predictors of Virologic Rebound on Lopinavir/Ritonavir Monotherapy

In Abbott study M03-613 1 lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, Kaletra) monotherapy after an induction treatment of lopinavir/ritonavir + zidovudine/lamivudine (AZT/3TC, Combivir) was compared with a standard regimen of zidovudine/lamivudine + efavirenz... Read more »

Resistance Analysis of Lopinavir/Ritonavir Maintenance Therapy Study

In the OKO4 study, 198 patients with long-term virologic suppression and no history of protease inhibitor (PI) resistance were randomized to lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, Kaletra) + two nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) or... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm looking to talk with people who are currently taking
ritonavir (Norvir) capsules and will be affected by the imminent
change to liquid ritonavir. I'm a reporter working on a story for
the journal... Read more »

ritonavir in liquid form

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My partner just started taking ritonavir in the liquid form and it
tastes really bad. Furthermore, after taking it, he becomes very
nauseous and weak. We would like to hear from people with
... Read more »

Need Ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous
Dear Friends

I am a person living with HIV for 11 years now. Up until now I have not taken any medications apart from vitamin supplements. I have been in conflict with myself on whether to start HAART and after much sole searching have decided to... Read more »

What is my overall risk of get HIV?

Posted by francisco23016, 1 Reply

I am Rodrigo. I write because I have inquiries about risks of transmission of HIV. Three weeks ago, I had receptive and protected anal sex ( we used condom which did not break) with a guy whom has HIV (I realized of that the next morning of the... Read more »