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What Do Fusion Inhibitors Do In Treating Hiv Infections

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Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet 470 : other antiretroviral drugs in development Fact Sheet 480 : immune therapies These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug...
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mechanism of action of fusion inhibitors

how do fusion inhibitor act to treat HIV...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
There's a ton of information on thebody.com that describes how fusion inhibitors work. You might want to also check out www.fuzeon.com.If you're more into graphics, check out the video link in this message! It's very cool. <a... Read more »

Fusion inhibitors and clinical trials.

I have recently reached the point where I need to start taking anti-HIV medications and I am seeking your advice on how to proceed.Our local AIDS Clinical Trials Unit needs people who are treatment-naive for a study involving fusion inhibitors in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I think that your primary ID doctor is correct. A simple regimen would probably work as well with fewer side effects. Fusion inhibitors require daily injections and are no walk in the park. If you do decide to participate in this trial you should... Read more »

natural fusion inhibitors

Hello Carol,My brother is a person who follows and uses a wide variety of natural nad alternative therepies. He is HIV negitive I am HIV positive. (I have been on combo therapy for 8 yrs and have had the usually literny of complications and side...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi David in La, I am definitely supportive of alternative therapies such as massage, relexology, yoga, aroma and some herbals. I have little knowledge of silver suspensions for HIV treatment. I do not advocate drug holidays due to the NIH study... Read more »

Fusion Inhibitors

Can you tell me what a fusion inhibitor exactly is and decribe how it works in the body?...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
Fusion inhibitors are a subclass of drugs called entry inhibitors. Unlike previous HIV medications that target HIV once it attacks and infects a T-cell, entry inhibitors prevent HIV from being able to attach to a T-cell. By keeping HIV from... Read more »
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AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

Fusion Inhibitor News?

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if the fusion inhibitor trials (phase III) are going OK, or where to go for an update? Last I heard 700 patients in 100 countries were in the study for T-20(?)
I went to the Trimeris site and didn't see anything new.

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Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
Hi, my fiance is a Long Term NonProgressor - 24 years positive, co-infection HCV, with severe Hemophilia A.

This is a question for the gentlemen with Hemophilia please.
We're requesting any input about any Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... Read more »

Integrase Inhibitor

Posted by Survivor
I just wanted people realize there is hope and continued very active DRUG DISCOVERY!

Merck, Gilead Release Strong Findings From Clinical Trials of Experimental Integrase Inhibitor Antiretroviral Drugs

Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck and Foster... Read more »