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What Is Atazanavir

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Atazanavir (Reyataz)

What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Atazanavir was approved by the FDA in 2003. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Protease inhibitors prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It cuts the raw material for HIV...
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atazanavir

Dr. Tebas, cual es su experiencia con el uso de Atazanavir y que combinaciones con este farmaco son mas recomendables?...
Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Response from Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Washington University St. Louis, MO - Facultad de Medicina
He tratado unos 20 pacientes con atazanavir como parte de estudios clnicos. En general es un frmaco bien tolerado, salvo porque en algunos pacientes incrementa la bilirrubina indirecta y algunos de ellos (uno de cada 20) se pone claramente icterico... Read more »

atazanavir

I would like to know if the atazanavir is able to provoke lipodistrophy?thanks. Tulio from Rio de Janeiro....
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
A study over 1 year did not find any fat loss or metabolic disturbances. Many physicians now think the choice of nucleoside analog (NRTI) is more important than the choice of PI for the risk of body shape changes. However, in terms of metabolic... Read more »

gw908, t-20, and atazanavir

Dr. Young, Are gw908, t-20, and atazanavir available for patients to purchase?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.GW908 (also known as fos-amprenavir) is a new protease inhibitor and is not yet available to patients (outside of clinical trials). The drug was submitted to the US FDA for review, so hopefully we might see the drug on the... Read more »

Atazanavir

Will Atazanavir not cause lipo as have other PI's? What about Tripranavir? Do you think we can create combo's that do not cause lipo?...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
That is one of the most important questions we're currently confronting regarding HIV therapy. Unfortunately, at this point we don't have an answer, although some studies indicate that the risk of lipodystrophy is lower in non-nucleoside... Read more »
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Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds?

I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... Read more »

need atazanavir

Posted by princealbert
Does anyone know how to access atazanavir, a new protease inhibitor not yet approved? I've got less than 20 CD4, VL 40,000, am multi-drug resistant, and don't have too many options left. I might be getting T-20, but need another good drug to add to... Read more »

Need Atazanavir

Posted by princealbert, 1 Reply
Does anyone know how to access atazanavir, a new protease inhibitor not yet approved? I've got less than 20 CD4, VL 40,000, am multi-drug resistant, and don't have too many options left. I might be getting T-20, but need another good drug to add to... Read more »

Demasiado preocupado!! Ayuda!!

Posted by joalex182, 1 Reply
Soy nuevo en el foro y me gustara saber que pasa si no tom por un da mis retrovirales (ritonavir, atazanavir y truvada) por lo general los tom a las 10pm pero ayer de plano se me olvid por algunos problemillas y me acord el da de hoy y los... Read more »