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Taking Crixivan When You're Hiv Positive

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Crixivan

... Common Name: indinavir sulfate Brand Name: Crixivan Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Rarely used by itself (two 400 mg capsules every eight hours with no food or a low-fat snack). Almost always boosted with Norvir, both twice daily: 400 mg Crixivan
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crixivan causing hypertension

My son developed hypertension at age 10 from crixivan. He never took it again. I am 35 & have been taking crixivan for 10 years with short STIs. I developed hypertension 2 yrs ago. I'm wondering if Crixivan has possibly caused mine? My doc is...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...you for your posting.In my mind it is very difficult to demonstrate with any confidence that antiretroviral therapy, including Crixivan (indinavir) cause hypertension. That said there are some studies suggesting that there may be increased... Read more »

Penis Shortening from Crixivan????!!!!????

Greetings from the now most air-polluted city in the country -- Houston. Please say that it is not so that many people are now reporting disturbing news about their penis shortening from taking crixivan. Any comments in your wonderful answers...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any data (or experience in my own clinic) whereby Crixivan is linked to penile shortening. Low testosterone levels are common in the setting of HIV and that could results in some apparent Read more »

reyataz for crixivan

I was diagnosed positive in 1994 when I had severe hiv polyneuropathy.I began with azt. For the past 8 years I have been on crixivan plus 2 nukes. First zerit & epivir and now epivir & viread. My cd4's have remained very high and my vl...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...I doubt that there will be fewer GI effects. It does not appear that reyataz crosses into the cerebrospinal fluid as well as crixivan. Finally there is no evidence that lipodystrophy is likely to be affected by the change of protease inhibitors... Read more »

crixivan and blockage in the testicals?

what if any effects does crixivan have on the testicals because my friend has seems to be a blockage in one testical and the dr said that crixivan can be the culprit?we wont know about the test results till this week but what else would cause...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Crixivan does not cause "blockage" of the testicles. Your friend should see a urologist-- this sounds like another problem entirely, Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Crixivan (Indinavir) Label Revised -- Not Recommended for HIV-Infected Pregnant Patients

...The Clinical Pharmacology section of the Crixivan (indinavir) label has been revised to include pharmacokinetic data from a study (PACTG 358) in HIV-infected pregnant women. Results Read more »
Body Positive

Viewpoint: Starving to Death to Live: Crixivan -- The Newest "Silver Bullet" in AIDS Treatment!

...a day in which I'm allowed to eat? Let's try to set a reasonable schedule. The day begins at 8:00 a.m. and the first dose of Crixivan. You're allowed to take it with coffee, tea, juice, skim milk or a light meal (toast or dry cereal). An hour... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

...called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Indinavir was approved by the FDA on March 13, 1996, for use with other antiretrovirals in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
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sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...everyone!! I am a 36 year old man who has been HIV + for about 12 years. I have been on long term "cocktail therapy" (Crixivan /Combivir) for almost 3 years. My CD4 counts have risen from an all time low of 65 to... Read more »

Positive denial

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I've been positive since 1992 and have been in denial since then. I chose to "ignore" my result until 2004 and just put it at the back of my mind. I finally decided to go to a doctor - not because I was sick, but to get my viral load taken. I've... Read more »

Crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am thinking of taking Crixivan. I heard it was terrible and has side effects that are bad. ANyone with expereince? Read more »

HIv positive and having a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I just found out I am pregnant. But I'm positive and really worried. Will I get sicker? will my baby die? Does anyone know about this? laura K. Read more »