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Fuzeon

...health care provider immediately. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) may occur as the immune system regains strength; signs and symptoms of inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: To date, none that are clinically significant have been found. Tips: With other...
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fuzeon questionnn

hi carol. i'm a newly diagnosed hiv, 27 yr old, male, 811 cd4, 560 cd8 and viral load 100000. My doc ensures me i don t need treatment now, and ill get checked soon in feb again. My question about Fuzeon is: why only injected? and why only use it...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...molecule is so large they were unable to make an oral pill that could be swallowed. Fuzeon is best used in a triple combination treatment with 2 other active HIV medications. It is not effective by itself. It is best not to save it to the very... Read more »

FUZEON EFFICACY PERIOD

DEAR DON, IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT FUZEON IS WORKING WELL ENOUGH IN TRACKING DOWN THE VIRUS . BUT MY Q IS, FOR A FUZEON NAIVE PATIENT ,HOW MANY YEARS IT WILL WORK BEFORE THE VIRUS TURNS FUZEON RESISTANT? WHAT IS UR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE ABOUT...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
...not used in the combination.Adefovir is indeed a nucleotide analog. It was initially planned as an antiretroviral drug for treatment of HIV. In the doses needed for HIV treatment, it was renally toxic and did not get approved for HIV treatment.... Read more »

New to fuzeon starting Dec 05 Benefits

I am a 44 year old male. It seems that questions with some background info is helpful BUT i will try to abreviate.I was first diagnosed with HIV back in 1993 my CD4 at that time was 450 and slowly decreased for two years with some (poorly complied...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi,It is very important to rotate your sites of injection this includes any fatty tissue you can pinch up such as buttocks, love handles, back of arms, thighs, abdomen and even the back. Prior to injection apply warm compress, take a bath or shower... Read more »

fuzeon cost

DEAR DON, WHAT IS THE MONTHLY COST OF FUZEON IN USA? AND WHAT WILL B IT IN INDIA INCLUDING ALL TAXES AND SHIPPING?WHAT I HAVE TO DO IF I WISH TO B A HIV SPECIALIST IN USA IN FUTURE? JUST NOW I AM A 4TH YR MBBS STUDENT IN INDIA.PLEASE GUIDE ME. ...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
...contact numbers for Roche/Tremeris at www.fuzeon.com to see if someone from the manufacturer can help you.Most physicians who treat HIV in the US have either an internal medicine, family practice or infectious disease background and training. ... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New AIDS Drug Price Spurs Some Questions

...The Food and Drug Administration is to decide by Sunday whether to approve Roche's new drug Fuzeon, used to treat drug-resistant HIV, for the US market. AIDS activists applaud Fuzeon's development, but said it will not do much good if patients Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

...were unable to answer tonight: I'm sorry we couldn't get to you! Please try visiting The Body's Fuzeon page at www.thebody.com/treat/fuzeon.html for more information, or ask our experts at www.thebody.com/experts.shtml . Moderator 1: You can... Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

...this. I wish I could be more help. Original message from MDCOZ: Question for Don: Has the drug been used as a first line of treatment yet in those NOT resistant to other meds? Reply from Don Kurtyka (Nurse Practitioner): Indeed, Fuzeon has... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fuzeon (T-20) Approved in the U.S.

...Fuzeon (enfuvirtide, alsoknown as T-20) on Thursday, March 15, 2003, for use in combination withother anti-HIV medications to treat advanced HIV-1 infection in adults andchildren ages 6 years and older. FDA's approval of Fuzeon is the first,... Read more »
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FUZEON

Posted by Monchhichi, 2 Replies
...Just a question I want to get feedback on...To anyone on Fuzeon...What type of side effects are you getting and injection site reactions? Does anyone have any tips they can give on ISR's? Read more »

can anyone tell me

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
why does carolyn salisbury say you need to test up until 12 months and you guys say 3 months? She is on ask the expert board. please I need details to why Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...spread through contact with infected blood. Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV was transmitted through transfusions of... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...drugs have changed the course of the epidemic in a relatively short time and have played a huge role in my survival. In fact, my treatment history reflects the progress and pitfalls of AIDS research. Each step along the way I was as aggressive as... Read more »