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What Are HIV Protease Inhibitors Used For?

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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 Read more »

what is HIV PROTEASE INHIBITORS.

In taking hydroxyzine pam 25 mg,it states if you are on HIV Protease inhibitors, not to use. What... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors for detecting HIV?

Dear Dr.,Protease Inhibitors is a method for detecting HIV? Is it more sensitive for testing some... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adding HIV Protease Inhibitors to Rifampin Leads to Adverse Effects

..."Rifampin is the cornerstone of antituberculosis therapy, but induction of hepatic cytochrome P4503A by rifampin markedly lowers HIV protease inhibitor plasma concentrations," noted Dr. David W. Hass of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Liver Fibrosis in HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection: HIV Protease Inhibitors May Be Protective

...A study of 182 patients at a major hospital in France suggests that HIV protease inhibitors may help to reduce liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with both HIV and hepatitis C. ( 1 ) This study, conducted in patients Read more »
PWA Coalition Colorado

New HIV Protease Inhibitors

...of desperate times with high death rates and lots of complications. In the winter of 1995-96, the introduction of the first HIV protease inhibitors (saquinavir, indinavir and ritonavir) revolutionized the medical care of persons living with HIV... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH Clinical Center Study Demonstrates Dangerous Interaction Between St. John's Wort and an HIV Protease Inhibitor

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center havedemonstrated that a widely used herbal product -- St. John's wort -- could significantly compromise the effectiveness of an antiviral drug often prescribed to treat HIV infection.... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
As many of you know, I was diagnosed with HIV in September 1984; but, as with many others, I probably was initially infected years earlier. I started AZT in 1994, then DDC, then epivir/zerit. I went off meds in 2000 at my insistence and didn't... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

More on the Controversy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Mr. Anonymous claims there is not one single scientific paper proving that HIV causes AIDS. Some here on The Body have responded saying that common sense and 10th grade biology proves the connection. Mr. (or Ms.) Anonymous, you claim conspiriacy,... Read more »