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Taking Nelfinavir With Hiv Meds

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Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it
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What is the recommended combination of meds for an HIV positive pregnant mother
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...US would recommend the use of AZT+3TC (Combivir) with a protease inhibitor-- usually lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), sometimes nelfinavir (Viracept).I hope this is helpful,BY Read more »

PEP itchy rash ? combivir/nelfinavir

Hello. I started combivir/ nelfinavir(1.25gm bd) 8 days ago for a needlestick from a HIV+ve terminal child. I am working in Africa.I started PEP, however for the last 2 days have had an itchy raised spotty rash on my neck and a little on my face. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...problems such as with your eyes, mouth, or trouble breathing then you could be having a much more serious reaction and stopping meds is often recommended in that setting. KH Read more »

changing meds because of diarrhea?

I am hiv pos but I am undetectible and my tcells are 480 well my doctor wants to change my meds due to diahrea. I am on viracept and combivir and have diahrea all the time. It doesnt bug me much but my question is is it bad for me could it cause...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...inconvenience and the possibility of dehydration. There are some new medications available now that have fewer side effects than nelfinavir (Viracept). I understaand that you don't want to 'rock the boat' since your T cells and viral load are... Read more »

HIV+ pregnant and not on meds

i have just discovered i am 5weeks pregnant,i am not on ARV,but i am on Aciclovir 400mg twice a day when i need them, my main concerns are whether my baby would be harmed by Aciclovir and whether or not i should start taking medication now, would...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...specialists in this field recommend using a AZT-containing regimen (usually as Combivir) with a protease inhibitor (commonly nelfinavir or Kaletra); others will use a non-nuke (nevirapine). HAART can effectively eliminate the risk of transmitting... Read more »
The Well Project


...fiber, and L-Glutamine (GLN) reduce nelfinavir (NFV)- or lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r)-related diarrhea. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic Ill). 2004 Oct-Dec;3(4):121-129. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... What Is Nelfinavir? Who Should Take Nelfinavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Nelfinavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »

An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

...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 Nelfinavir was approved by the FDA on March 14, 1997, for use with other antiretroviral agents in... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...Services Montreal (Women) Montreal, Quebec 514-495-0990 Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy Toronto, Ontario 416-944-9481 1-800-743-8851 The Teresa... 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 »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What do HIV/AIDS Doc's do, when they are not seeing you? Ben Young, M.D. In Ukraine, Clinicians 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 »


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