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What Are HIV Protease Inhibitors Used For?

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Merck & Co., Inc.

Important Drug Warning: Results of Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Volunteers Given Victrelis (Boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted HIV Protease Inhibitors May Indicate Clinically Significant Drug Interactions for Patients Coinfected With Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV

Dear Health Care Professional, The purpose of this communication is to inform you of recent pharmacokinetic study results evaluating drug interactions between VICTRELIS, an oral chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Important Drug Interactions Between Victrelis (Boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Protease Inhibitor Drugs

Safety Announcement Facts About Victrelis (Boceprevir) and HIV Protease Inhibitors Victrelis is a hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor used with the medicines peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C... Read more »
PWA Coalition Colorado

New HIV Protease Inhibitors

Introduction Benefits of Early Protease Inhibitors Limitations of Early Protease Inhibitors Challenges to Protease Inhibitors: Non-Nucleoside RT Inhibitors The Rise of Boosted PIs Therapeutic Challenges and New Protease Inhibitors New Protease... Read more »
Ask the Experts

what is HIV PROTEASE INHIBITORS.

In taking hydroxyzine pam 25 mg,it states if you are on HIV Protease inhibitors, not to use. What is HIV Protease inhibitors?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV protease inhibitors are a family of HIV drugs (such as Kaletra, Viracept, Lexiva, Reyataz) used chronically for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.... Read more »

HIV protease inhibitors

Could you tell me the spectrum of activity and the mechanism of resistance for the antimicrobial HIV protease inhibitors (Ex: Indinavir)and do they work with gram positve/gram negative bacteria. What bacteria does it work against. Or what sites I...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The HIV protease inhibitor selectively blocks the protease enzyme and prevents an infected cell from producing infectious HIV. Resistance develops when mutations emerge in the viral protease enzyme that prevent the inhibitor from interacting with... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors for detecting HIV?

Dear Dr.,Protease Inhibitors is a method for detecting HIV? Is it more sensitive for testing some new strains of HIV than PCR and Elisa methods?Is it expensive? Pls answer, Thanks!...
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
Protease inhibitors are a class of drugs used to treat HIV infection, not to diagnose it.MH... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors and Living with HIV/AIDS

Just wondering, is there a train of thought that protease inhibitors may ultimately prevent the possibility of AIDS occuring and basically have people living with HIV for an entire lifetime? Upon initially beginning treatment for hiv is it possible...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions.When it comes to the protease inhibitors and other antiviral therapies, there is good news and bad news.The good news:1) Treatments have been shown to significantly improve the quantity of a persons life. People taking... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have known about my HIV+ status now for 6 years, and God has blessed me with continued 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... 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 »

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 AIDS.... Read more »