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Should Someone With Hiv Take Protease Inhibitors

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HIV protease inhibitors

Could you tell me the spectrum of activity and the mechanism of resistance for the antimicrobial HIV protease inhibitors (Ex: Indinavir)and do they work with gram positve/gram negative bacteria. What bacteria does it work against. Or what sites I...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The HIV protease inhibitor selectively blocks the protease enzyme and prevents an infected cell from producing infectious HIV. Resistance develops when Read more »

what is HIV PROTEASE INHIBITORS.

In taking hydroxyzine pam 25 mg,it states if you are on HIV Protease inhibitors, not to use. What... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors for detecting HIV?

Dear Dr.,Protease Inhibitors is a method for detecting HIV? Is it more sensitive for testing some... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adding HIV Protease Inhibitors to Rifampin Leads to Adverse Effects

... Mixing the TB antibiotic rifampin with a protease inhibitor combination, ritonavir-boosted atazanavir, could cause hepatotoxicity and gastrointestinal intolerance in TB-HIV co-infected Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Liver Fibrosis in HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection: HIV Protease Inhibitors May Be Protective

...A study of 182 patients at a major hospital in France suggests that HIV protease inhibitors may help to reduce liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with both HIV and hepatitis C. ( 1 ) This study, conducted in patients Read more »
PWA Coalition Colorado

New HIV Protease Inhibitors

... Introduction Benefits of Early Protease Inhibitors Limitations of Early Protease Inhibitors Challenges to Protease Inhibitors: Non-Nucleoside RT Inhibitors The Rise of Boosted Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH Clinical Center Study Demonstrates Dangerous Interaction Between St. John's Wort and an HIV Protease Inhibitor

...function of a drug essential to the health of a very vulnerable population." Indinavir belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. These drugs are among the most potent agents available for treating HIV infection and have been... Read more »
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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 »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...years of work that has tracked the incidence of the diseases of ageing in those with HIV. Those studies have found that HIV and Protease Inhibitors both make more likely that a person with HIV will get age related cancers, Alzheimer's, kidney... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law Read more »

lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started growing breasts and huge amount of fat in the stomache area...infact, my entire torso... Read more »