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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maraviroc

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Maraviroc Underperforms Efavirenz in Treatment-Naive Study

Information on CCR5 entry inhibitors continues to be of great interest at recent international HIV conferences, including the 4th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2007) in Sydney where we... Read more »
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Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

¿Qué Es Maraviroc? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Maraviroc? ¿Qué Es la Resistencia a los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo se Toma Maraviroc? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Secundarios? ¿Cómo Reacciona Maraviroc con Otros Medicamentos? En Pocas Palabras ... Read more »
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Selzentry (Maraviroc)

Marca comercial: Selzentry Otro(s) nombre(s): MVC Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la entrada y la fusión Uso aprobado: Infección por el VIH ADVERTENCIA: El maraviroc puede causar efectos secundarios graves, potencialmente mortales,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Serostim pros and cons

What are the side effects and pros and cons of using Serostim? Also are there any drug or food interactionsthat you know of?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Pros: definite evidence that it will increase lean body mass while decreasing fat. Side effects not too bad (see below)Cons: very expensive therapy (>$1000 per week), must be given by injection, frequent (though fairly minor side effects like... Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of continuing without medication. Can a person within their first year of HIV encounter significant medical issues, if so, what might they be? Currently my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The current threshold for recommending starting antiretroviral therapy in the US for asymptomatic patients is a CD4 count < 350. There is yet no consensus as to whether it is overall benefical to start ART at higher CD4 counts partly since short... Read more »

SEROSTIM: DO PROS OUT WEIGH CONS?

JUST STARTED ON SEROSTIM! DO THE PROS OF THIS DRUG OUTWEIGH THE CONS? I'M HAVING EXTREME FATIGUE,AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS THIS DRUG OR MY DEPRESSION, OR SOME OF THE OTHER DRUGS IM ON, BUT FATIGUE IS BECOMING A HUGE PROBLEM, TO THE POINT...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The main side effects of Serostim are mild swelling and edema (usually in the hands and feet), stiffness in the joints and elevation of blood sugar levels (diabetics need to be careful with this drug). Overall, only 1-2% of people end up having to... Read more »

Pros ans cons of participating in clinical trial

Hello fom SpainI have the possibility of integrating a clinical trial that will compare truvada + viramune with truvada + reyataz for effectiveness, safety, and lipid alterations. I would like to know your opinion about this. I am treatment naive at...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There are indeed pros and cons to entering a clinical trial. On the pro side is the gift you give to increasing understanding about the virus and its treatment. In addition, the study may provide you with medications, labs and medical attention... Read more »
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Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
Hola a todos mi nombre es Pablo tengo 30 aos y es la 1ra vez que escribo en esta seccion de espaol. Soy de una pequea ciudad del sur de Argentina.
Hace un mes atras recibi la noticia que soy HIV + y no voy a decir que me siento mal y bla bla bla... Read more »

Eviplera and Maraviroc Side Effects

Posted by philfromoz, 1 Reply
Is Eviplera and Complera the same thing? Anyway I'm taking it and Maraviroc (Selzentry in the US and Celsentri elsewhere). I have been on Eviplera for 12 months and the Maraviroc was added in January. I have no idea why something wasn't working or... Read more »

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Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
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Need help with testing from the pros

Posted by Anonymous
I had a recent exposure (unprotecd vaginal and oral) with a woman of unknown status. I want to get tested but I'm not sure which route to choose and how long to wait. I have talked with several testing facilities and my doctor and I'm still confused... Read more »