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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Raltegravir

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Re: Atripla, sleep disturbance, and switching

Dr,Thank you for your answers dated Nov 10. I have been a walking zombie for the last few months because of lack of sleep. It seems like its time for another change of medication. Out of these three combinations what are the pros and cons?1....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...resistance and is generally well tolerated. Nevirapine (# 3) would be my 2nd choice but there is a low risk for serious skin problems during first months so careful observation recommended. KH Read more »

Vaccination Pros and Cons

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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 »

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 »
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Amprenavir (Agenerase)

...amprenavir was discontinued in October 2007. It is being replaced by fosamprenavir (see Fact Sheet 448 ). Fosamprenavir is a pro-drug of amprenavir. This means that when fosamprenavir is taken, it is broken down to produce amprenavir. Read more »
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