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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Nelfinavir

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AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... What Is Nelfinavir? Who Should Take Nelfinavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Nelfinavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Nelfinavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Nelfinavir? Nelfinavir, also called Viracept, is
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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 CD4...
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 100,000) then consideration is more often given to start ART at higher CD4 counts. Your HIV specialist is the best person 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 Read more »

Viracept and lipodistrophy in brest and tummy

Hi doc, thanks for being here for us.I am a 34 year old female who was diagnosed last march and who started on combivir+viracept last august. I am currently undetectable with T4Cell count of 400.I have started to see my breast get bigger and more...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...are very well tolerated. The PI's are more associated with gastrointestinal symptoms such as the diarrhea you are having with nelfinavir (Viracept). Kaletra which is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir is less pills than most of the other... Read more »

What Causes the limiting

I am facing the possibility of starting HAART in the near future. I am trying to understand all the various pros and cons about my options. Some of my concern about PIs is that there is a history of heart disease in my family, and I have always had...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...classes of antivirals, the virus cannot become resistant without accumulating a number of mutations. For the non nukes, 3TC, and nelfinavir, a single mutation can do it. Mutations occur every day when the virus is replicating, and those mutations... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

... nel-FIN-a-veer --> Brand Name: Viracept Other Name(s): Mesilato de nelfinavir, NFV, Nelfinavir mesylate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Nelfinavir, also known as Viracept, is a type of medicine called 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...lopinavir/ritonavir tablets are administered as part of a twice-daily regimen with efavirenz, nevirapine, amprenavir, fosamprenavir, or nelfinavir. A dose increase should also be considered when lopinavir/ritonavir in tablet form is used in... Read more »
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BESOS CON LLAGAS AMSTURBACION CON UN POSITIVO

Posted by mexmex, 2 Replies
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Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...a mis padres... mi mama sospecha que algo anda mal, supongo que es basicamente por mis cambios de humor y asiduas visitas a profesionales medicos. Mi padre reacciona hasta casi indiferente... pero me preocupa mi madre. No quiero causarles... Read more »

Un consejo: vayan con cuidado con su salud psicol

Posted by miedoso, 1 Reply
...ventana (los tres meses): QUE OLVIDEN EL TEMA Y LA MANERA DE HACERLO ES NO DNDOLE IMPORTANCIA. A mi, no hacerlo, me gener un problema de ansiedad, que se ha generalizado a muchos otros aspectos de la vida. El miedo a que se conociese mis... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »