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Should I Take Crixivan If I Have Hiv

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... Common Name: indinavir sulfate Brand Name: Crixivan Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Rarely used by itself (two 400 mg capsules every eight hours with no food or a low-fat snack). Almost always boosted with Norvir, both twice daily: 400 mg Crixivan
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Unsure but I take meds anyway

Hi Dr Bob,I work in a hospital chemist and consequently have access to HAART - which I take - but I'm not sure that I'm HIV+. I've had sex with over 100 prositutes in my life (i'm 25) and have had and continue to have symptoms characteristic of ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...medications from hospital pharmacies is fortunately not all that easy. It's also illegal. If course if you really were ingesting Crixivan without an HIV diagnosis, being caught stealing would be the least of your worries.Dr. Bob Read more »

Penis Shortening from Crixivan????!!!!????

Greetings from the now most air-polluted city in the country -- Houston. Please say that it is not so that many people are now reporting disturbing news about their penis shortening from taking crixivan. Any comments in your wonderful answers...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any data (or experience in my own clinic) whereby Crixivan is linked to penile shortening. Low testosterone levels are common in the setting of HIV and that could results in some apparent Read more »

reyataz for crixivan

I was diagnosed positive in 1994 when I had severe hiv polyneuropathy.I began with azt. For the past 8 years I have been on crixivan plus 2 nukes. First zerit & epivir and now epivir & viread. My cd4's have remained very high and my vl...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...I doubt that there will be fewer GI effects. It does not appear that reyataz crosses into the cerebrospinal fluid as well as crixivan. Finally there is no evidence that lipodystrophy is likely to be affected by the change of protease inhibitors... Read more »

viral load undetectable still CD4 low

My recent lab test revealed that my viral load has become undetectable but my CD4 count is still very low, 89.How is this possible? I'm on AZT,3TC and Crixivan and have HIV-Hepatitis B coinfection.Thanks for the encouragement and support you are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The CD4 cell count is a measure of your immune system's health. The viral load measures the amount of new HIV produced and released into your bloodstream. In general, the higher the viral load, the faster the disease is progressing and Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Crixivan (Indinavir) Label Revised -- Not Recommended for HIV-Infected Pregnant Patients

...The Clinical Pharmacology section of the Crixivan (indinavir) label has been revised to include pharmacokinetic data from a study (PACTG 358) in HIV-infected pregnant women. Results Read more »
Body Positive

Viewpoint: Starving to Death to Live: Crixivan -- The Newest "Silver Bullet" in AIDS Treatment!

...a day in which I'm allowed to eat? Let's try to set a reasonable schedule. The day begins at 8:00 a.m. and the first dose of Crixivan. You're allowed to take it with coffee, tea, juice, skim milk or a light meal (toast or dry cereal). An hour... Read more »

An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

...called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Indinavir was approved by the FDA on March 13, 1996, for use with other antiretrovirals in the... Read more »
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

Merck and The ADAP Crisis Task Force Announce Key Initiatives to Help Provide Funding Relief to AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) Across the U.S.

...ISENTRESSR that was first established with the ACTF in2008 to eligible ADAPs through Dec. 31, 2013. Extending the price freeze on CRIXIVANR (indinavir sulfate) capsules that was firstestablished with the ACTF in 2003 to eligible ADAPs through... Read more »
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sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...everyone!! I am a 36 year old man who has been HIV + for about 12 years. I have been on long term "cocktail therapy" (Crixivan /Combivir) for almost 3 years. My CD4 counts have risen from an all time low of 65 to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am thinking of taking Crixivan. I heard it was terrible and has side effects that are bad. ANyone with expereince? Read more »

my name is jeff...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...To date my T-Cell count is 917 and Viral Load undet. for about 2 and a half years. I take Crixivan and Epivir only. Am AZT intolerant. But this combination seems to be working. I just hate the... Read more »

HIV medicines

Posted by Anonymous
...Do you need ANY HIV related drug or any Opportunistic Infection medication, such as: Zerit (d4T), AZT, Abacavir, ddI, ddC, Crixivan, Fortovase, Saquanavir, Viracept, Virammune, Diflucan, any protease inhibitor available at the pharmacy? Do you... Read more »