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Should Someone With Hiv Take Crixivan

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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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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 »

side effectes

Hi this is my first time on your web side I live outside the USA I am HIV+ and I am on Crixivan/combivir I stopped the treatment for some time and now my doc tolled me I should start again but the side effectes of the Crixivan is much stronger u...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...If you had significant side effects on the Crixivan/Combivir regimen, you should consider asking your doctor which medication was likely to cause the side effects (likely to be Read more »

Could GI symptoms be from long term use of azt?

I've been infected since 1986 and am pretty healthy. I started meds for hiv with crixivan, 3tc, and azt from the time crixivan was available. Switched to Sustiva and combivir (azt/3tc)back when sustiva was first in trials. Over the past year or so,...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Your symptoms could be due to many things, but if you have tolerated zidovudine (AZT) for that long I doubt that it is solely an AZT-related problem. I would suggest that you have a thorough physical examination and laboratory evaluation, including... 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 »
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 »
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.

...Today, Merck & Co., Inc., and the ADAP CrisisTask Force (ACTF) announced a series of key initiatives to help struggling state AIDS DrugAssistance Programs (ADAPs) continue to provide people living with HIV access to medicines.The ACTF is pleased... Read more »

An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

...medicine 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... 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 »

New fill and facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has anyone used new-fill for facial wasting? I look like clint eastwood and want my old face back. I'm doing fine on the medications. T-Cells are 600 and viral load undetectable! My second chance at life!! Now I just want to be beautiful! Read more »