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Viral Protease Inhibitors

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Protease inhibitors and viral load

Specifically how do protease inhibitors work to decrease the about of virus (the viral load) in the serum?
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
They work inside cells infected with HIV to decrease or eliminate mature, infectious viral particles from leaving the cell.MH Read more »

Necessity to do Viral Loads before Rxing aProtease Inhibitor

Viral Load testing is very expensive, therefore a number of persons unable to pay or not in a... Read more »

HIV protease inhibitors

Could you tell me the spectrum of activity and the mechanism of resistance for the antimicrobial... Read more »
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Abstract No. 331: Viral Fitness in Patients with Discordant CD4 and Plasma HIV RNA following Protease Inhibitor Failure

...viremia and decrease in CD4 count. A loss of viral fitness significantly correlates with the number of resistant mutations to protease inhibitors, or a loss of viral fitness significantly correlates with the level of phenotypic maximal... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Protease Inhibitors in Development

... Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tibotec Experimental Protease Inhibitor Successfully Lowers Viral Loads of HIV Patients With Drug Resistance, Study Shows

...Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston said last week, Wall Street Journal reports ( Wall Street Journal , 2/25). Protease inhibitors work by blocking the action of an enzyme that cuts HIV proteins into the shorter sections that... 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 »

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
I found a product for reducing glucose levels. It is called Meishan Tea. They make 4 different kinds of tea and I have people that are showing tremendous results on all 4 kinds. However, the people that are presently taking the tea do not have... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
Hi, my fiance is a Long Term NonProgressor - 24 years positive, co-infection HCV, with severe Hemophilia A. This is a question for the gentlemen with Hemophilia please. We're requesting any input about any Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... Read more »