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Should I Take Ritonavir If I Have Aids

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Other uses of Ritonavir besides HIV ?!?!?

I'm a 24yo gay male who has been dating a guy now for several months. Let's call him Jim for now :-)Earlier today I found a prescription bottle of the drug RITONAVIR at his house (100mg, one a day). I'm a recent Molecular Cell biology graduate and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello,Unless I'm missing something, ritonavir (Norvir) is only used for the treatment of HIV. The medication is largely used as a pharmacologic booster for other HIV medications Read more »

St. John's Wort and many of my meds!

Six days ago, I started taking anti-depression pills that I purchased at a health food store--along... Read more »

ritonavir

When will ritonavir as a booster be made in a non refrigerated formula?I take alot of pills and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Therapy: Ritonavir-Boosted Reyataz Demonstrates Comparable Viral Load Reduction to Kaletra

...July, demonstrated that a treatment regimen combining the new drug Reyataz (Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.), boosted with low-dose ritonavir, provided antiviral effect comparable to a standard-of-care protease inhibitor regimen containing the... Read more »
The Body PRO

Ritonavir-Saquinavir Combination Therapy in Patients with Advanced HIV Infection

...the National Conference onRetroviruses and OpportunisticInfections in Washington,D.C. examined the effect of the combination ofritonavirand saquinavir in advanced HIV positive patients. Prior to these studies,the combination of ritonavir and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label Trial of Efavirenz vs. Lopinavir/Ritonavir in HIV+ Treatment-Naive Subjects With CD4+ Less Than 200

... Antiretroviral therapy based on efavirenz (EFV) is more effective than lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r)-based therapy among treatment-na├»ve patients with advanced disease, a new study found. The study enrolled 189 patients Read more »
The Body PRO

908 Plus Lopinavir/Ritonavir Does Not Appear to Be a Viable Regimen for HIV-Infected Patients

...double-boosted protease inhibitors combined with other agents. One combination that had been previously used was that of lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, Kaletra) and amprenavir (APV, Agenerase). The interactions between these two agents were the... Read more »
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ritonavir

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 Read more »

Need Ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous
...viral load has steadily increased to 780,000 and Cd4 count down to 32. After much consultation I have opted for the Saquinavir/Ritonavir cocktail and this is where I seek help. I have managed to source 10 months supply of Saquinavir and other... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...[Lavra also provides d4T (stavudine, Zerit), ddI (didanosine, Videx), nevirapine (Viramune), nelfinavir (Viracept) and lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) to their patients. BY] What kinds of AIDS complications do you see? Suprunenko: Tuberculosis... Read more »

New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...urging Tibotec, the maker of TMC114, and its parent companies to keep the price of the drug below that of Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir), which is currently the best-selling protease inhibitor on the market. (Web highlight from Community Health... Read more »