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Side Effects Of PIs

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high blood pressure a PI based side effect?

Is high blood pressure a direct result of NNRTI or PI based HAART?My fiance, with undetectable HIV since 1983, on a recent new HAART switch regime: (Reyataz, Combivir, Norvir for two months) from Sustiva and Combivir, (two years) and PI based before...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...atazanavir-based regimens. High blood pressure is common in the general population and becomes more common with age so it is hard to pin an increased blood pressure on a particular medication. The current HIV regimen has not been identified as... Read more »

PI giving side effects, - change?

I have tried Viracept and it was intolerable in the GI tract. I recently tried Kaletra and it... Read more »

Using FiberCon to Prevent PI Side Effects

I heard that by taking 2 Fiber pills (FiberCon)each time I take my antivirals (PIs in particular),... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Summaries from the Sixth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

...better than the arm containing the NNRTI, which in turn is doing a little better than the all nucleoside arm. With possible side effects of PIs beginning to show up in many patients, it's encouraging to see fairly similar potent antiviral... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...once daily for first-time therapy (no once-daily dose if taken with Sustiva or Viramune). Three tablets twice a day may be considered for treatment-experienced people or those taking it with Sustiva or Viramune. Half-strength film-coated tablet... Read more »

Choosing Your First Regimen

...Regimens." So how do you make a choice? Your first treatment regimen will probably contain a protease inhibitor (PI) or a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) along with two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...and $125.78 for 225 ml oral suspension (50 mg/mL) Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Because Lexiva has a sulfa component, it should be used with caution in patients with... Read more »
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PI Monotherapy advice

Posted by logopolis, 2 Replies
Admin OptionsEdit Discussion Close Discussion Edit Your Tags Cancel Delete Discussion Hi, My partner has been asked to take part in a clinical trial - Protease Inhibitor monotherapy versus Triple Therapy. Just gathering some info before he... Read more »

Should I go straight on to meds

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies plan or should I wait for a while? I know on one hand this may seem like a dumb Q`s but meds scare the hell out of me (the side effects the bloated stomach the dependency and knowing once on them you will never get off them) All that taken... Read more »

P.I. versus NNRTI

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi. I am hearing a lot of good things about the Truvada + Reyataz + Norvir combo. I am just about to commence my first line regimen, and wanted to enquire as to what anybody else thought of this combo? I am starting therapy with a relatively high... Read more »

Expect the best!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...started to think about, many of you should start looking into this. Find out where clinical trials are on drugs without these side effects, and when new ones will be out. The only thing you have to lose is your body. I'm glad to be alive, but I... Read more »