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What Does Indinavir Treat

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Indinavir (Crixivan)

...are taking. These interactions can change the amount of each drug in your bloodstream and cause an under- or overdose. New interactions are being identified all the time. Drugs to watch out for include other ARVs, drugs to treat tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ), for erectile dysfunction (such as Viagra), for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics), and for migraine headaches. Interactions are also possible with several antihistamines (allergy...
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Prothease Inhibitors and dry skin

I'm being treated since several months with what I guess is starting to become sstandard therapy: Indinavir(Crixivan),Lamivudin (Epivir) and Stavudine (Zerit). As far as viral load and cd4 count is concerned, things are going asexpected, however I'm...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...Dry skin is a fairly common problem with indinavir. You can treat it with moisturizers (Lac-Hydrin is a person favorite). Some people end up changing to another PI if it becomes unbearable or Read more »

hair loss JB

Have you had any reports of anyone who is on HAART regimen losing their hair? If so, why?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...indinavir, (Crixivan), probably due to its effects on cis-retinoic acid binding protein. Hair loss can be very difficult to treat, and if you are on indinavir, you may want to review other options with your health care provider.John A. Bartlett,... Read more »

Encephalopathy treatment?

I'm 48 yrs old and have been positive since 81 (by history) with no incidence of OIs. During the last 7 years I have been on three different cocktails. Recent testing shows that I am resistant to all NRTIs, however with Sustiva/Viread/Epivir combo I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...cognitive symptoms even on an effective HAART regimen.There is no evidence that some regimens are better than others with respect to treating encephalopathy. Some of the ART drugs penetrate the blood-brain barrier more efficiently (eg. AZT,... Read more »


I was recently hospitalized for what was believed to be TB. Prior to that I was diagnosed with encephalitis and found out I was HIV+. CD4 counts have went from 70 when initially diagnosed to 300. Test results showed that it was MAC, not TB. I...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
...rifabutin (150 mg a day) with nelfinavir (viracept) or indinavir. I would discuss this with your doctor, it may be possible to treat the MAC with clarithromycin and ethambutol alone. It is also true that rifabutin can cause lower white blood... Read more »
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Poster Session 12279: Two-Year Durability of HIV-1 Viral Load Suppression in Patients Treated with Indinavir who Experience Virus Load Declines to <500 VRNA Copies/mL

...associated with indinavir resistance. Not surprisingly, after 108 weeks, patients who started on monotherapy had a greater chance of treatment failure due to resistance than those who started on triple therapy with indinavir and AZT/3TC (20% vs.... Read more »
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Two Year Follow-up of Patients Treated With Indinavir (Crixivan)

...from Albany Medical Center in New Yorkreported the longterm data from Merck trial 021, a study which compared three doses ofindinavir (800mg thrice daily, 1000 mg thrice daily and 800 mg every 6 hours) in anantiretroviralexperienced patient... Read more »
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Late Breaker No. LB16: Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label Study to Compare the Antiretroviral Activity and Tolerability of Efavirenz (EFV) + Indinavir (IDV), versus EFV + Zidovudine (ZDV) + Lamuvidine (3TC), versus IDV + ZDV + 3TC at 48 Weeks (Study DMP 266-006)

...of plasma antiviral response to multidrug therapy with EFV. This study enrolled 450 participants who were PI, NNRTI and 3TC treatment naïve, and who had baseline CD4 of 354  +  202 cells/mm 3 , and RNA PCR of 4.77  +  0.57 log copies/ml.... Read more »
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Session 50, Abstract 379: Combination Therapy with AZT + 3TC + Indinavir vs. d4T + 3TC + Indinavir in Pretreated Patients with Less than 200 CD4/mm 3

...tolerance of combination therapy with AZT + 3TC + indinavir as compared to d4T + 3TC + indinavir. They enrolled forty-four pre-treated patients (either AZT and/or ddI and/or ddC, for a median period of just over two years). Patients had fewer... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... blood in three separate experiments. Authors Estaquier et al note: 'We treated PBMC [peripheral blood cells*cells circulating in the blood] from HIV-seronegative... Read more »

test nuevos mas sensitivos

Posted by Anonymous
...primary HIV-1 infection, to estimate the duration of the 'window period' and the influence of early initiated antiretroviral treatment (ART). Design: A prospective cohort study of 38 patients with primary HIV-1 infection. ART was initiated at a... Read more »


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 »

Recreational drugs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i am going to be starting meds soon and i was wondering what treatments i should avoid. i occasionally do recreational drugs such as ecstasy, ghb, and special k. what kind of reactions can be Read more »