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Taking T-20 When You're Hiv Positive

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An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

... en-FYOO-vir-tide --> Brand Name: Fuzeon Other Name(s): DP 178, DP178, Enfuvirtida, Pentafuside, T 20, T-20, T20 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related
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t-20 work against hiv 2?

Dr. Gerald,Does t-20 work against hiv 2?Ray
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...It should work against HIV-2. There is very little in treatment literature about HIV-2 except that protease inhibitors work. Read more »

T20 and HIV-2

Dear Dr Pierone,At our hospital we have quite some experience with HIV-2 treatment. I stumbled onto your answer to the question whether T20 works against HIV-2 (posted in november 2003). T20 does not work against HIV-2 however. T1249 (which is not...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Thanks for the information about T20 (Fuzeon) and your observations on lack of impact on HIV-2. More studies need to be done and published to help clinicians with HIV-2 treatment issues. Thanks again. Read more »

t-20 against hiv-2?

Dr. Pierone,Do entry inhibitors work against hiv type 2 infection, if so does t-20 work? thanks.Louis
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...There is no reason to suspect that entry inhibitors (including T-20) would not work against HIV-2 although I don't know if they have been studied yet. Read more »

Injection of T-20 (Enfuvirtide)

Hello, I'm a physician treating a patient with T-20. The injections have been causing him reactions at the site - namely erythema, nodules, pruritus, ecchymosis, pain and discomfort. What techniques do you use or recommend to lessen these ISR's? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...the inject site with ice packs for some while for others heat/message has helped. Since there likely will be a number of new HIV drugs active against resistant virus available over the next 6-12 months (such as integrase inhibitors and CCR5... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

T-20: Most Expensive AIDS Drug Ever at $25,000 Per Year?

...medical care. Will we be moving toward separate treatment guidelines for those who can and cannot pay? ISSN # 1052-4207 Copyright 2003 by John S. James. Permission granted for noncommercial reproduction, provided that our address and phone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Treatment With Subcutaneous T-20, a Fusion Inhibitor, in HIV-Infected Patients: Patient Satisfaction and Impact on Activities of Daily Living

...Currently, all approved agents for HIV therapy target one of two viral enzymes: reverse transcriptase or protease. Clinical studies have shown that current agents are Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

T-20: Will Long-term Use Weaken the Immune Systems Ability to Fight HIV?

...-- called cytokines -- particularly IL-12 (interleukin-12). Researchers have found that the immune systems of people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) produce significantly less-than-normal amounts of IL-12. The reduction in production of this vital cytokine... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Fuzeon (T-20), the First HIV Entry Inhibitor, Is Now FDA-Approved

...(subcutaneously). One other not so minor issue is that Fuzeon is priced at about $20,000 per year! Fuzeon is truly a new class of HIV drugs. It works by blocking the entry of HIV into cells. It has been shown to decrease HIV viral load by about... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... San Francisco AIDS Foundation Home Page California HIV/STD Referral Database About AIDSHotline.org Fact Sheet How to Volunteer Contact Read more »

Anyone else on T-20?

Posted by princealbert, 3 Replies
...I've been on T-20 for about 6 weeks now, no great results yet, just difficulty finding spots to inject. Would love to hear from anyone else on Read more »

Just started T-20

Posted by princealbert, 1 Reply
... I just started my T-20 2 days ago. So far, no problems, probably because I've learned to gear my whole life around my AIDS meds schedule, and am very compliant. Just wondering if anyone else out there is also on it, has any suggestions,... Read more »

Just Started T-20

Posted by princealbert, 3 Replies
...I just started my T-20 2 days ago. So far, no problems, probably because I've learned to gear my whole life around my AIDS meds schedule, and am very compliant. Just wondering if anyone else out there is also on it, has any suggestions,... Read more »