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Taking Selzentry With Hiv Meds

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Selzentry

... Common Name: maraviroc (formerly UK-427,857) Brand Name: Selzentry Class: CCR5 antagonist (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: without food, with no food restrictions. The recommended dose varies depending on other medications the patient is taking: 150 mg twice daily if taken
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Long-Term HIV Patient, age 60, with stable virile load

Response to Dr. Holodniy's Question:I have Resistance: T69A, K70E, M184V and Other mutations, 98S, L135T, L63T, V771, 193L. She indicated that the AZT use was due to resistance factors. I was previously taking Videx, Zerit and Epiver over a 10-year...
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
The resistance mutations are not that significant to warrant such an aggressive regimen of so many drugs. I still don't understand the reason for AZT. Read more »

will the new drugs work as well in older people as younger?

Im 58 and Ive had HIV longer than anyone I know, at least 23 years. Ive developed resistance to everything Ive taken so far. My doctor wants to me to try some of the new drugs just approved in the last year, selsentry or isentris or something. Is...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...There are several new drugs for people with resistant virus, including Selzentry (a CCR5 blocker), Isentress (integrase inhibitor) and intelence (a new NNRTI). These drugs may well work for you and will work Read more »

Ibalizumab (TNX-355)

Hello Nelson!Do you have a current update on Ibalizumab (TNX-355 -- now known as TMB-355)? Today, is 9-14-2010. Many Thanks.East Texas
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...proceeding soon with applying for a new drug application with the FDA for HIV+ patients who have resistance to most classes of meds. It will be provided as an IV possibly every two weeks along wth oral meds. People need to have at least one and... Read more »

Fuzeon and Selzentry

Hello. I am in desperate need for your opinion. I tested HIV+ in 1990 when I had tonsilectomy and found KS in my tonsils. I have been on different therapies since 1996. I have become resistant to drugs in the three classes. My CD4 count has shown...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...though with newer resistance tests (I use a genotype and phenotype in these circumstances) and newer medications, like maraviroc (Selzentry) or the yet-to-be approved raltegravir (Isentress), the options are much better. It's key that your... Read more »
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FAQs About Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...become resistant to all HIV medications. I try to stay as healthy as possible. My friends say I should look into alternative meds. What do you think of this? Is it possible to develop resistance to Selzentry? Six months after starting... Read more »
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A Revolutionary New Way to Fight HIV/AIDS: CCR5 Inhibitors

...of the older classes of HIV drugs interferes with HIV's plans. Image from www.HIVwebstudy.org , a product of the Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center. How does HIV get inside your CD4 cells? Scientists have discovered that HIV first... Read more »
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A New Way to Fight HIV: CCR5 Inhibitors

...so many new drug approvals that even some HIV experts are scratching their heads as they try to figure out how all of these meds work and how they can best be used to treat people with HIV. Today, we're going to look at one of the new classes,... Read more »
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Revised U.S. HIV Treatment Guidelines Include Minor Changes, Reassurance on Viral Load "Blips"

...regarded as a bible of sorts for HIV health care providers. It's updated about once a year by a panel of some of the country's top HIV/AIDS doctors, researchers and community members. This time around, the DHHS guidelines update focused more on... Read more »
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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 »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Travelling with HIV Meds

Posted by jon_yvr, 6 Replies
...I am on 6 meds and I'm going the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy for a month. I'll be carrying alot of bottles. Has anyone had any experience Read more »