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Should I Take Viracept If I Have Aids

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An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

... nel-FIN-a-veer --> Brand Name: Viracept Other Name(s): Mesilato de nelfinavir, NFV, Nelfinavir mesylate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Nelfinavir, also known as Viracept, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a
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Viracept and Trizivir

Dr. Frascino,Thanks so much for your reply on sleeepy/worried.I felt bad due to my mind "emptiness" I could not address you with your title that you deserve so much. This is why I worry. I h've no other medical hx except varicose vein. Slightly low...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the symptoms you report.Ciao!Dr. Bobsleepy/worriedMar 29, 2008 Dear, Frascino, I am on trizivir(abacavir and zidovudine) and viracept 1350mg twice qd since 2003. Lately I am feeling sleepy all the time and mental emptiness that makes me not... Read more »

Question about VIRACEPT

We are from Ecuador.Some of people living with HIV/AIDS take VIRACEPT from the Government hospital as part of their antiretroviral therapy.They have not getting those for some weeks. But the Manager of the AIDS National Program from Ecuador said the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...time without any significant consequences. That said, I would want to stress that it is NOT ok to just suspend the nelfinavir (Viracept) part of the therapy, but rather the safest way to discontinue medications is to stop all antiretroviral... Read more »


I discovered i was positive in Jan. 2005 when I was pregnant. I was taking viracept and combivir which worked well.My physician said i was doing very well that she advised that i could stay off meds which I've been since Nov.2005.As at now my viral...
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
I agree with your doctor. You are doing great. Read more »


Dear Doctor, I am a female with AIDS and HTLV-1.What is HTLV-1, can it make AIDS worse? Most doctors don't know about HTLV-1. I have been on prednisone for five years because of the HTLV-1 (I get severe fevers without prednisone), plus...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloHTLV-1 stands for Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, which is a retrovirus that we are still learning about. Please submit this question to The Body's Treatment Forum. Good luck. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Zambia React to Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept

... The recent recall of Roche 's antiretroviral drug Viracept has "created panic" among HIV-positive people taking antiretrovirals in Zambia, some of whom believe that other drugs might not Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept Disrupted Treatment for Thousands of HIV-Positive People in Developing Countries, New York Times Reports

... The recent recall of Roche's antiretroviral drug Viracept worldwide has "disrupted treatment for tens of thousands of the world's poorest patients, with no clear word from the manufacturer Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche to Establish Registries to Monitor Health of HIV-Positive People Exposed to Recalled Antiretroviral Viracept

...registries to monitor the health of HIV-positive people who were taking the company's recently recalled antiretroviral drug Viracept, the Press Association reports (Moynihan, Press Association, 6/21). The European Medicines Agency earlier this... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Information About Viracept

... Viracept (nelfinavir mesylate) is a protease inhibitor antiretroviral medicine used in combination with other anti-HIV medications to Read more »
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Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...[Sustiva, Stocrin]. [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? ... Read more »

does anyone else have a trouble with Viracept

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm 25 I have been living with HIV since June 5th 2001. I've been taking Trizivir and Viracept for the past 4 months. The side effects have been a major pain I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come!! Read more »

orgasms w/out ejaculation

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm 47-yrs old and have been living with HIV/AIDS for 12 years. My current "cocktail" consists of Viracept, Fortovase, Viramune, and Zerit. I've been on this combo for about a year. In the past couple of months I've noticed that when Read more »