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What Are The Dangers Of Maraviroc

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AIDS InfoNet

Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

What Is Maraviroc? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Maraviroc Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With OtherDrugs? The Bottom Line What Is Maraviroc? Maraviroc (Selzentry in the US and Celsentri elsewhere) was formerly known as UK 427,857. It is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Maraviroc is the first "attachment inhibitor" drug. ...
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new drugs that block the ccr5 receptor?

Hi Dr. Bob, You are the most amazing expert on this site -not only sexy but by far- the most compassionate. i wish i could see you in person to squeeze you tightly and thank you. now, on to my question darling. My dearest doctor Bob -do you think...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Davi,Actually we are one step ahead of you. A novel new anti-HIV drug therapy that inhibits CCR5 receptors has already been developed and FDA approved. It's called maraviroc. (See below.) However, before you start doing naked cartwheels around... Read more »

side effects of crushing meds

I have written before and i thank you for the responses. I am starting a new regimen Truvada, Lexiva and Selzentry.I am trying to find out if crushing selzentry could be dangerous in any way. I have already crushed truvada for awhile and the lexiva...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen no data (such as formal pharmacokinetic studies) on whether Selzentry (miraviroc) tablets can be crushed up. I am aware of several pxs who get their meds through feeding tubes which included maraviroc with good virologic results. If any... Read more »

Atripla and Maraviroc

Dear Docters,I was hoping to put a question before you as I am about to start first line treatment soon (my CD4's range between the 400 and 450, CD4/CD8% is 23, VL 16.000).My doc suggested to start with Atripla AND temporarly Maraviroc. He calls it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear ThomT:There is no harm in having too fast a drop in viral load. Some studies indicate that the faster the decline in viral load, the more durable the response may be. Of course, this is dependent on continuing to take your meds without... Read more »

Maraviroc

My viral load has become detectable and my doctor would like to put me on Maraviroc and Isentress. I have been reviewing both of these drugs and I have some concerns with Maraviroc. I know it works on the CCR5 but what is known about the CCR5...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The CCR5 receptor is a receptor on the CD4 T cell. It is used as a 2nd (or co-) receptor for HIV to enter the T cell. HIV may also use another co-receptor (called CXCR4) to enter the cell. Since maraviroc only blocks virus that use CCR5, it is... Read more »
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Tropism Tests

What Is Viral Tropism? Some People "Naturally" Block the CCR5 Receptor How Is the Test Used? How Is Viral Tropism Measured? How Reliable Is the Test? What Do the Results Mean? Are There Problems With the Tropism Test? What Is... Read more »
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An Overview of Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)

mah-RAV-er-rock Brand Name: Selzentry Other Name(s): Celsentri, MVC, UK-427,857 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Maraviroc, also known as Selzentry, is a type of medicine called an entry inhibitor. Entry inhibitors work... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and... Read more »
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DENIALISTS - A DANGEROUS GAME

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play? Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

Is this dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Love going into a bar with a dark corner - my jeans torn along the seam - received anal sex in a local LA bar one night - the guy was huge - what surprised me wasn't that he was deep inside me (I just backed up on it) - but that he gave no... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut. If the sex worker had just finished her job for a client and her hand was contaminated with the man's semen, and the sex worker dose not... Read more »

HeteroSex is DANGEROUS!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For all those who continually say heterosex is not as dangerous for a man.. Here is a posting from JAMA HIV/AIDS The rate of male-to-female transmission was not significantly different from the rate of female-to-male transmission (12.0 per 100... Read more »