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Taking Norvir When You're Hiv Positive

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An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Norvir Other Name(s): RTV Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Ritonavir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include liver problems, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), severe allergic reactions, heart rhythm problems, and life-threatening drug interactions. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any...
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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 »

taking reyataz, norvir and truvada

one question doc, i just switch my hiv med to reyataz, norvir and truvada due to my rising viral load. what i would like to know, is can all three meds be taken at the exact same time or they have to be space apart?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for the question.Yes, all of the meds can be taken at the same time. I would recommend this as long as they do not upset your stomach. Best to get them out of the way all at once.At the very least the Norvir and Reyataz should be taken... Read more »

Taking half the norvir dosis

Hello Dr Young,I've been on Truvada Reyataz Norvir for 3 years, with excellent results, indetectable and 600 CD4. I had no problem with the older (huge) norvir pills. However, since I take the new norvir tablets (heat resistants), I've...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Guten tag and thank you for your post from Germany,Perhaps your question may reflect differences between US- and European treatment philosophies. In Europe, many experts will utilize therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) to determine if drug... Read more »

Triglycerides 588 and cholesterol 230 Doctor won't put me on a statin I have no liver problems Meds I am taking us Truvada 2.5 1 a day Prezista 600 mg 2 a day and Norvir 100mg 2 a day

As I have mentioned my Doctor is refusing to put me on a statin such as lipator he's saying take fish oil and lowfat diet. I don't agree with this I would very much like your opinion I am 40 years old and have been positive for about 20...
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
Those recommendations are usually the first approach to lowering lipids. However, if that doesn't work in a few months, you could consider staying on that regimen and adding a statin and/or a fibrate, or changing your regimen to a more lipid... Read more »
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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 morning as opposed to the... Read more »

Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada

Posted by bscottmatt, 4 Replies
Hi all. I just wanted to say that I was on this combo for about five years before severe mental torture forced me to stop the meds. I was fine for the first couple years then a slow progression of a mental fog (I can't really even call it a sadness)... Read more »

Truvada, Reyaz and Norvir Combo

Posted by leahbeth, 4 Replies
Hello to all!!
Just wanted to be open about my experience on this combo, in case anyone's looking. Like I was a few months ago when the doc started me on this. Well, so far so good.

Started back in Feb 2011 and my viral load was over 17000, my cd4... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »