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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Isentress

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Viramune vs. Isentress

I am considering beginning treatment on a regimen of Truvada plus either Viramune or Isentress. Can you summarize the pros and cons of Viramune vs. Isentress? Thank you!
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your post.Viramune is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI or "non-nuc") that kills the virus by blocking its ability to copy it's genes. The drug has been around for almost 15 years. It has a few limitations: it... Read more »

Vaccination Pros and Cons

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Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

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Test Positive Aware Network


...liver enzyme levels. May cause elevated levels of a muscle enzyme (creatine kinase) on blood tests. Contact your health care provider if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. May cause hypersensitivity (allergic... Read more »

An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

...Isentress and MK-0518, is a type of medicine called an integrase inhibitor. Integrase inhibitors work by blocking integrase, a protein that HIV needs to insert its viral genetic material into the genetic material of an infected cell. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Raltegravir (Isentress)

...cell, it combines its genetic code into the cell's own code. This is shown in Fact Sheet 106 , step 5. Raltegravir blocks this process. When raltegravir blocks integration, HIV infects a cell but cannot make more copies of itself. Who Should... Read more »
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