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Taking Delavirdine With Hiv Meds

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Rescriptor

...ergot alkaloids used for migraine headaches (such as Wigraine, Methergine, and Cafergot) in any form, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Zocor (simvastatin), Vytorin, or Mevacor (lovastatin) cholesterol (lipid) lowering meds; suggested alternatives are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Lescol (fluvastatin). Liver enzymes should be checked regularly if you are on these cholesterol meds, as they can increase risk for liver toxicity with...
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Worried about delavirdine

I recently started therapy for the first time after being diagnosed with HIV 2 years ago. My doctor prescribed Combivir and abacavir 2 weeks ago. I have been taking this combination with no real problems. Just yesterday, my doctor prescribed...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...a few years ago with Combivir and delavirdine did reasonably well, especially in those with a lower initial viral load. The meds may have been started this way in order to avoid the overlapping side effect of rash which can happen on both... Read more »

Delavirdine interactions with Indinavir and other antiretrovirals.

Hi Dr. Cohen!Bob Frascino spoke to a group of us in Monterey, CA last week and began for the first time to explain why I have remained undetectable for so long(4+ years) on the same five drug regimen even though my dosing schedule was not precise. ...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...often summarized in the PDR -- the package insert that you can get from any pharmacist when the give you your month's supply of meds. In all of that fine print and tiny writing are the details -- with perhaps some charts -- of many of the... Read more »

treatment choices

I am a 44 year old male who have received treatment for HIV since age 23. I have been asymptomatic other than an occassional swollen lymph node. My viral load has been on a doubling trend every 3 months or so for about the last year. My current load...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Some of these you may be at more risk for with older age.That is the bad news. The good news is that there are a slew of new meds that may work for you. TMC114, now called darunavir (Prezista) is a protease inhibitor that is active against many... Read more »

Agenerase Dose w/ Delavirdine & Abacavir

Dear Dr. Cohen,Having been on nearly every drug available for the past 11 of my 42 years, my most recent geno and phenotypes show that my least resistance is to the drug combo of delavirdine/agenerase/abacavir. I had been on AMP/ABV/EFV since my...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...resistance with other nucleosides, tenofovir on average contributed about a 0.7 log drop. And combines easily with the other meds.As for dosing amprenavir - other than the poster you summarized I have not seen much done. And we are entering,... Read more »
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An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

...transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). NNRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Delavirdine was approved by the FDA on April 4, 1997, for use with other antiretroviral... Read more »
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Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...Healthcare is marketing it. Delavirdine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase enzyme from working. This enzyme changes HIV's... Read more »
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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...positive pregnancy. Let your doctor know that guidelines exist for the care of HIV positive women during pregnancy. CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange, www.catie.ca or 1-800-263-1638) can direct your doctor to the most... Read more »
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Transgender Health and HIV

...United States: A systematic review. AIDS and Behavior 12:1-17. January 2008. Keatley, J. and others. Transgender global HIV/AIDS epidemiology . Presentation at the 17th International AIDS Conference. Mexico City. August 3-8, 2008. Kessler,... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...her to do anything and short of staying home from work (which they can certainly not afford) he cannot be there to monitor her meds. I don't know where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to be taking their situation as seriously as I have been. She does not take her meds and he seems to have just accepted from the beginning that she would die and they are not fighting just waiting for... Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS Clinical Trials Information Services http://www.actis.org AIDS Treatment Data Network http://www.aidsnyc.org/network/ HIV/AIDS Information Center http://www.ama-assn.org/special/hiv/ Medscape HIV/AIDS http://hiv.medscape.com ... Read more »