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Should I Take T-20 If I Have Aids

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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 work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related
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t-20 work against hiv 2?

Dr. Gerald,Does t-20 work against hiv 2?Ray
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...It should work against HIV-2. There is very little in treatment literature about HIV-2 except that protease inhibitors work. Read more »

T20 and HIV-2

Dear Dr Pierone,At our hospital we have quite some experience with HIV-2 treatment. I stumbled onto your answer to the question whether T20 works against HIV-2 (posted in november 2003). T20 does not work against HIV-2 however. T1249 (which is not...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Thanks for the information about T20 (Fuzeon) and your observations on lack of impact on HIV-2. More studies need to be done and published to help clinicians with HIV-2 treatment issues. Thanks again. Read more »

t-20 against hiv-2?

Dr. Pierone,Do entry inhibitors work against hiv type 2 infection, if so does t-20 work? thanks.Louis
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...There is no reason to suspect that entry inhibitors (including T-20) would not work against HIV-2 although I don't know if they have been studied yet. Read more »

t-20 and study

Hi, currently I am on Atripla. My t-cells is around 560 and viral loads undectables. I started treatment within one month of finding out I was recently Hiv+ which is about 2years ago. My question is of the study that I am about to start in a...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Hi Tom,I have not heard of this study. But I have heard rumors using T-20 (Fuzeon) in patients like yourself who have early infection and normal T-cells. I don't think this regimen will cause you any Read more »
Articles
AIDS Treatment News

T-20: Most Expensive AIDS Drug Ever at $25,000 Per Year?

...medical care. Will we be moving toward separate treatment guidelines for those who can and cannot pay? ISSN # 1052-4207 Copyright 2003 by John S. James. Permission granted for noncommercial reproduction, provided that our address and phone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Treatment With Subcutaneous T-20, a Fusion Inhibitor, in HIV-Infected Patients: Patient Satisfaction and Impact on Activities of Daily Living

...develop virologic failure through incomplete viral suppression and the emergence of drug-resistant strains. The synthetic peptide T-20 is a novel antiretroviral agent that inhibits the fusion of HIV with target cell membranes. HIV-infected adults... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

T-20: Will Long-term Use Weaken the Immune Systems Ability to Fight HIV?

...National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, have found that in laboratory experiments the experimental anti-HIV drug T-20 suppresses the production of IL-12 by an important group of immune cells called monocytes. Perhaps these... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Fuzeon (T-20), the First HIV Entry Inhibitor, Is Now FDA-Approved

...showing that the next entry inhibitor in development at Roche, T-1249, has some efficacy in people who developed resistance to T-20. So, a major question is whether to add Fuzeon now or wait until another new drug becomes available to add with... Read more »
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Anyone else on T-20?

Posted by princealbert, 3 Replies
...I've been on T-20 for about 6 weeks now, no great results yet, just difficulty finding spots to inject. Would love to hear from anyone else on Read more »

Just started T-20

Posted by princealbert, 1 Reply
... I just started my T-20 2 days ago. So far, no problems, probably because I've learned to gear my whole life around my AIDS meds schedule, and am very Read more »

Just Started T-20

Posted by princealbert, 3 Replies
...I just started my T-20 2 days ago. So far, no problems, probably because I've learned to gear my whole life around my AIDS meds schedule, and am very Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), and protease inhibitors (PIs). However, the mans virus was susceptible to the fusion inhibitor T-20 (enfuvirtide, Fuzeon) and the NNRTI efavirenz (Sustiva). According to an update issued March 29 th by the New... Read more »