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Taking Norvir When You're Hiv Positive

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Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: ritonavir Brand Name: Norvir Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: New 100 mg tablets that don't require refrigeration became available as PA went to press (photo not available); must be taken with a meal. Almost never used at its approved
Ask the Experts

2004 dead for hiv drug approval/Norvir price hike

Dr. Gerald,After 2003 was so productive for record hiv approvals, why is 2004 so dead for hiv approvals?Ben
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...clouds are on the horizon. Tipranavir is eagerly awaited for use in salvage therapy. This protease inhibitor must be boosted with Norvir (ritonavir) and has good activity against multi-drug resistant virus. The requirement for boosting with... Read more »


we talked before about norvis and truvada and reyataz. isis there another drug less dizzying.i have to function.i know i am better because of the weight gain,but i amdizzy.please 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
...It is unusual that such a low dose of norvir would cause your symptoms, but it is not unheard of. There is unfortunately nothing else at this point that can boost the levels Read more »

Should I also be taking Norvir

I was diagnosed as HIV positive in March of 08. Since I had tested negative in November of 07 the Dr. told me I was newly infected and we made the joint decision to start treatment immediately even though my VL was climbing and my T-cell count was...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Your doctor is right. Reyataz can be taken without Norvir for naive patients. The correct dose is two 200mg daily, with food. Read more »

substitute for norvir

I am currently taking norvir, prezista & truvada once daily. Is their a drug comparable to norvir that does not require refrigeration? I used kaletra but my tryglicedes & cholestrol went sky-high! I am a 51yr old male living with hiv/aids since...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Dear Ron,Thanks for your post.A common urban myth is that Norvir (ritonavir) requires refrigeration (sometimes this fuels decision to use Kaletra tablets). Norvir doesn't require refrigeration, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New FDA Warning on HIV Drugs Invirase and Norvir

...Administration issued an announcement about an ongoing safety review of the combination of HIV drugs Invirase (saquinavir) and Norvir (ritonavir). In a low dose, Norvir is used to boost the level of Invirase in the body. Data suggest that the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two HIV/AIDS Patients File Federal Antitrust Suit Against Abbott Over Price of Norvir; May Seek Class-Action Status

...Two HIV/AIDS patients on Monday in the U.S. District Court for Northern California filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates, Religious Groups Protest Norvir Price Increase at Abbott Shareholders' Meeting

...Several dozen AIDS patients and patient advocates on Friday attended Abbott Laboratories ' annual shareholders' meeting to protest the company's Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...woman's smaller body size, metabolism, or hormones may cause the higher levels. For example, with the protease inhibitor (PI) Norvir (ritonavir), women seem to experience more nausea, vomiting, and weakness than men. Despite some differences in... Read more »
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Posted by luckyone, 9 Replies
...cd4,genotype, viral load have been doing a lot of research online and have ordered a couple books i know from reading up on hiv that im PROBABLY going to be ok even with all the good things ive read i still need reasurance and would like to hear... Read more »

Living in NYC - Newly Diagnosed.

Posted by DBEARNYC, 7 Replies
...Was on Atripla (had to come off it, the Sustiva was messing with my emotions too much. Now on Truvada, Reyataz, boosted with Norvir. I cry every night, trying to get back into work, but it's so hard. If there's anyone else out there, let me know.... Read more »

Want to have a baby

Posted by Positivelyok, 5 Replies
...would like to hear from anyone who has or is currently going through a pregnancy and what it entails as it relates to being HIV positive. We are going to our regular check-up in a few months and will discuss our plans with our MD to see if this... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the Read more »