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Risks Of Protease Inhibitors

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Protease inhibitors and increased risk of heart attack

Several long-time positive guys I knew died of massive heart attacks during the past year. They were in their 30s. Is there a relationship between protease inhibitors and increased risk of heart disease and heart attack?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no established risk between protease inhibitors and heart attacks. There is anecdotal data of heart attacks in that setting but that is hard to fully evaluate since heart attacks (=coronary artery disease) are a very common condition and... Read more »

azt and protease inhibitors in first trimester

Protease inhibitors and azt can be taken together, but can they be taken together during the first... Read more »

Viability of Protease Inhibitors

How are Protease Inhibitors useful in treating HIV? It seems that they would need to be in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Long-Term Protease Inhibitor Treatment Increases Men's Risk for Heart Attack, Study Says

Long-term antiretroviral drug treatment including protease inhibitors increases HIV-positive men's risk for heart attack, according to a study published in the Nov. 21 issue of the journal AIDS , Reuters Health reports. Dr. Murielle... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Current Use of HIV Protease Inhibitors Not Linked to Sudden Death

Current or recent use (within a year) of HIV protease inhibitors was not associated with a composite endpoint of sudden death or first non-hemorrhagic stroke, a new study suggests. However, a secondary analysis found such an association with... Read more »
PWA Coalition Colorado

New HIV Protease Inhibitors

Introduction Benefits of Early Protease Inhibitors Limitations of Early Protease Inhibitors Challenges to Protease Inhibitors: Non-Nucleoside RT Inhibitors The Rise of Boosted PIs Therapeutic Challenges and New Protease Inhibitors New Protease... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Seeing Double: A Tale of Dual Protease Inhibitors

It's hard to believe, but it has been more than five years since the protease inhibitors (PIs) made their therapeutic debut and forever changed our approach to managing HIV. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this milestone is that researchers... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have known about my HIV+ status now for 6 years, and God has blessed me with continued good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

Hyperglycemia as a result of Protease Inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous
I found a product for reducing glucose levels. It is called Meishan Tea. They make 4 different kinds of tea and I have people that are showing tremendous results on all 4 kinds. However, the people that are presently taking the tea do not have AIDS.... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
Hi, my fiance is a Long Term NonProgressor - 24 years positive, co-infection HCV, with severe Hemophilia A.

This is a question for the gentlemen with Hemophilia please.
We're requesting any input about any Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... Read more »