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Taking Protease Inhibitors When You're Hiv Positive

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are protease inhibitors the cause of lypoatrophy or is hiv

the same as title. is lypoatrophy a side effect of using protease inhibitors or is lypoatrophy a direct cause, oi, of being hiv positive. i am trying to determine whether the treatment providers have some responsibility for the costs of treating...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...count--those factors have been linked to fat loss. Certain HIV drugs (most notably D4T and AZT) have been linked to fat loss. Protease inhibitors may be linked but the connection is less clear and may vary by drug and genetic background of the... Read more »

HIV protease inhibitors

Could you tell me the spectrum of activity and the mechanism of resistance for the antimicrobial... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors and Living with HIV/AIDS

Just wondering, is there a train of thought that protease inhibitors may ultimately prevent the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Label Information Affecting All Approved Protease Inhibitors for Treatment of HIV

... The approved protease inhibitors for the treatment of HIV-1 infection now all include the following drug-drug interaction information: Revatio (sildenafil) Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Protein Accumulation Might Cause Fat Deposits, Other Side Effects in HIV-Positive People Taking Protease Inhibitors, Study Says

...Similarities between genetic conditions that cause early aging and side effects experienced by some HIV-positive people when taking protease inhibitors might explain the fat accumulation associated with the drugs, according to a study published... Read more »
The Body PRO

Clinical Trials of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors

...most "lipid friendly" protease inhibitor and also the protease inhibitor that maintains a better "residual activity" when other protease inhibitors have failed; so it is usually used in salvage combination regimens for patients experiencing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Protease Inhibitor Lowers Viral Loads Among HIV-Positive People With Drug Resistance, Study Finds

...Tibotec's application for sale and marketing of Prezista for use by HIV-positive people who are resistant to first-line drugs. Protease inhibitors work by blocking the action of an enzyme that cuts HIV proteins into the shorter sections that the... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started growing breasts and huge amount of fat in the stomache area...infact, my entire torso... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
...convincing our local doc (conservative infectious disease specialist, with limited knowledge of Hemophilia) that saving the new HIV meds/classes for future use will not matter if no adherence to present classes (PIs) is possible, and Sean loses... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

Hyperglycemia as a result of Protease Inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous
...people that are showing tremendous results on all 4 kinds. However, the people that are presently taking the tea do not have AIDS. I have been reading many articles on the effects of Protese Inhibitors, and found out that hyperglycemia was a... Read more »