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An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

sack-KWIN-uh-vihr MEH-sih-LATE --> Brand Name: Invirase Other Name(s): Ro 31-8959/003 (Saquinavir mesylate), SQV, Saquinavir mesylate, Saquinavir monomethanesulfonate (Saquinavir mesylate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Saquinavir mesylate, also known as Invirase, and saquinavir, formerly marketed in the United States as Fortovase, belong to the class of medicines called protease inhibitors (PIs). PIs act by blocking...
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cd4 268 viral load 1000

My NP wants to start me on Atripla with my viral load being 1000. I think that is rather low but she says its because my CD4 is 268 that she wants to start me on meds. I am very apprehensive about starting medications What is your view on this? Is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The decision to start HIV medications is driven mainly by the risk for development of AIDS defining events which is best assessed by the CD4 count. In addition, the lower the CD4 count is at start the less likely it is that it will rebound to > 500... Read more »

cd4 count tested over 1000 in my last test and has dropped by 100 in my recent test , is this normal

During my last test my CD4 count tested over 1000 and my recent test it has dropped to 900, is this normal. I am taking my meds regularly and I don't know whether this is normal or am I starting to form resistants to my meds. HELP!!!
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate what your HIV viral load results are. Assuming your viral load is undetectable, no worries. There is a natural variation in CD4 absolute count. That number is still within the normal range. I also bet your CD4% is stable, which is... Read more »

my triglycerides have gone to 1000

THi All. I am hoping for some help on my triglycerides and cholesterol. I was diagnosed in Feb 2000. VL 300,000 and CD4 176. I immediately started Sustiva / D4t / 3TC and within 12 weeks went undetectable below 50. My T's are slowly climbing to...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Pancreatitis is a risk with triglycerides over 1000, though yours is barely there, and the risk is probably small in the short term. There is time to try a few steps.First, you ned specific dietary counseling about low triglyceride diets. You... Read more »

my triglycerides have gone to 1000!

Hi All. I am hoping for some help on my triglycerides and cholesterol. I was diagnosed in Feb 2000. VL 300,000 and CD4 176. I immediately started Sustiva / D4t / 3TC and within 12 weeks went undetectable below 50. My T's are slowly climbing to...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Maybe you had this problem even before you started ART, and the ART has exacerbated this. Certainly your results with ART in terms of viral load and CD4 have been excellent, so I agree that you should stay on d4T, 3TC, sustiva. Indeed none of... Read more »
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Children and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Children? Where antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and good... Read more »
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Crixivan

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... Read more »
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Indinavir (Crixivan)

What Is Indinavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Indinavir? Indinavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
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Saquinavir (Invirase)

What Is Saquinavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Saquinavir? Saquinavir, also called Invirase, is a drug used as part of... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »