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Should I Take PIs If I Have Aids

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Logical order in PI's?

In absence of previous treatments on PI's and based on the usual mutations that appear is there a "more logical order" when beginning a PI based treatment? (I'm speaking OF 908, KALETRA,REYATAZ)
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...This is a good question and one that can ignite quite a debate among HIV experts. My own thinking on this reflects the unique ability of ritonavir boosted PIs to be not only potent but also to be able Read more »

Which Boosted PI

I am about to start first line treatment with either atazanavir or saquinavir (boosted with ritonavir) and Tenofovir.After reading about effacy and side effects I dont know which PI to chose.CD4 = 280VL = 40000% = 12
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...recent updates to US-based treatment guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services and the International AIDS Society-USA .These recommendations, taken together, recommend ritonavir (Novir)-boosted PIs with either atazanavir... Read more »

PI equals heart damage

Dr. Young,How are researchers working to fix this?AbuRisk of Myocardial Infarction Increases with Duration of Protease Inhibitor Therapy in HIV Positive MenSeveral class-specific metabolic effects of PI therapy may have a deleterious effect on the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...is quite controversial, and I'm not willing to make the link as certain as you assert.Nevertheless, to the extent that some PIs or PI combinations raise cholesterol, recent developments in PIs have definitely shown improvment. Atazanavir, for... Read more »

Lypo and PIs

Is there any data on PIs which are the least likely to cause or contribute to lypo? My doctor has prescribed a combo of Norvir/Lexiva/Viread/Combivir. Any suggestions? I am long-term HIV/AIDS with no history of OIs and I have some minor fat loss in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Our information about the links of specific HIV drugs to various aspects of lipodystrophy is still limited. Non-drug factors may play a major role (age, degree of CD4 drop, Read more »
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...women -- 10 to 15 years ago, this number was under 10 percent. Overall, women account for an estimated one third of national HIV/AIDS cases. Approximately 80 percent of new infections are attributed to high-risk heterosexual contact, meaning... Read more »
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Session 389/32406: Protease Inhibitors (PI) in the HIV+ Homeless and Marginally Housed (H/M): Good Adherence but Rarely Prescribed

...suppression after use of PIs, subsequent resistance, and adherence to PI therapy. The study enrolled 153 economically disadvantaged HIV+ patients, recruited from San Francisco homeless shelters, free food lunch lines, and single room occupancy... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince his wife to go to the hospital. She was there a day and a half and wanted to check herself out to go home to "spend her last days" with the... Read more »

Great resource for HIV/AIDS and ADA

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...http://www.jan.wvu.edu/media/aids.htm This site has a somewhat helpful booklet that includes some suggestions on reasonable accomodations for people with HIV/AIDS. Some of the accomodations are silly, and some are very good indeed. The... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law Read more »

Prezista - New PI designed for Resistant Virus

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday approved the use of a new HIV drug, made by Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N>, in combination with related therapies to help treat patients who do not first Read more »