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Taking Reyataz When You're Hiv Positive

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Reyataz

... Common Name: atazanavir sulfate Brand Name: Reyataz Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: One 300 mg capsule plus 100 mg Norvir, once daily (this dose must be used if taking Viread or Truvada), or two 200 mg capsules, once daily; take with
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tox screen + on antivirals

Pt on combivir, reyataz,norvir viread,doxepin, in durg treatment, just tested + on a urine tox. for opiates. Is there anything in this combination that could give a false +? Thank you
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...As far as I'm aware, there is no false positive drug test result from the HIV medications that you're taking.BY Read more »

Reyataz and Prevacid

I've recently decided to start treatment for HIV. My physician has recommended Reyataz and Epzicom and wrote a script. Prior to filling the script, I investigated and it seems I should not take Reyataz, given that I am on Prevacid. Is that...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...There is an interaction between Reyataz and Prevacid which lowers the drug levels of Reyataz. If one takes Reyataz as the sole protease inhibitor (no boosting by Norvir) Read more »

Reyataz side effects

How common is it for those taking Reyataz to experience elevated bilirubin levels to the extent that it becomes cosmetically obvious? My doctor wants me to start Reyataz and says he has only seen this 'yellowing' once before and overall, when...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Reyataz is one of the safest drugs we have available to use for HIV. There is absolutely no evidence that it is associated with diabetes. Read more »

Truvada & Reyataz without Norvir

I was diagnosed with HIV 3 1/2 months ago. Since that time, while I have been taking Atripla, my CD4 count has gone from 249 to 205. My VL has gone from 103,000 to <50. My doctor wants me to take Truvada and Reyataz only. I cannot find any...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...respond to your questions. In general terms you are correct that tenofovir (which is part of truvada) reduces the levels of reyataz, and it is for this reason that it is recommended that in this seeting reyataz levels be boosted by norvir.I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bristol-Myers Reports Reyataz Cuts HIV Rebound

... A lower percentage of HIV patients taking Reyataz experienced a rebound in viral levels compared to patients on other protease inhibitors, according to a Friday announcement from Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Grants Approval of BMS' Reyataz for Combination Therapy in HIV Treatment

...therapies. The drug will be available in 100-mg, 150-mg and 200-mg doses. "Reyataz brings unique benefits to people living with HIV/AIDS, including the convenience of once-daily dosing and minimal impact on lipid levels," said Peter Dolan,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Therapy: Ritonavir-Boosted Reyataz Demonstrates Comparable Viral Load Reduction to Kaletra

...Data presented at the 2nd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, held in Paris in July, demonstrated that a treatment regimen combining Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Asks Bristol-Myers Squibb to Stop Running Reyataz Ad It Says Minimizes Seriousness of AIDS

...Squibb to stop running advertisements for its antiretroviral drug Reyataz that the group says "minimize the seriousness" of HIV/AIDS, the Wall Street Journal reports. The ad for Reyataz features two men on a beach playing backgammon and says,... Read more »
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JUST DIAGNOSED PLEASE HELP

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 »

New to all of this.....

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...late, i.e. with the following labs: Viral Load - 770,000 CD4 count - 13 Has anyone else out there been diagnosed with advanced HIV infection? If so, I wondered if you would mind answering the following questions: 1) What your labs when you... Read more »

Living in NYC - Newly Diagnosed.

Posted by DBEARNYC, 7 Replies
...fucking alone here in NYC. 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... 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 Read more »