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Should Someone With Hiv Take Ritonavir

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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 »

HIV+ & ED

Can I use Viagra or any other ED drug if I am HIV+, whether I am on HIV medication or not? Read more »
Articles
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 »
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"Mono"-Therapy for HIV Infection Using Ritonavir-Boosted Indinavir

... Pilot Study: Ritonavir Boosted Indinavir Treatment as a Simplified Maintenance "Mono"-Therapy for HIV Infection (Poster 589) Authored by M. Hupfer, Read more »
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Response to Lopinavir/Ritonavir in HIV-Infected Patients Coinfected With Hepatitis C and/or Hepatitis B

...cell counts >250 or men with CD4+ cell counts >400. This systematic review of several industry-sponsored studies of lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, Kaletra) provides some estimate of the relative risk of the hepatotoxicity of this agent. Eight... Read more »
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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 »
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Need help with getting meds in NY

Posted by michiamano
... My boyfriend has stuck in New York because of that damned volcano - his flight has been delayed for a week. He need Videx, Ritonavir and Prezista for his treatment, but doesn't have enough. I will send him some of this stuff but don't know if he... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

get ready, get set.............. go meds

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
ok, just got back from the doc's office and he told me that as of today, i'm on meds. we've already talked about this and i already decided to start with combivir and kaletra. he agrees, until my geneo type comes back from the labs. i want to know... Read more »

ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... ask. You can remain anonymous (or even choose your pseudonym.) About myself: I've been reporting on HIV/AIDS for more than a decade, and I am a staff writer at The Village Voice in NYC. You ... Read more »