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An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

sack-KWIN-uh-vihr MEH-sih-LATE --> Brand Name: Invirase Other Name(s): Ro 31-8959/003 (Saquinavir mesylate), SQV, Saquinavir mesylate, Saquinavir monomethanesulfonate (Saquinavir mesylate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Saquinavir mesylate, also known as Invirase, and saquinavir, formerly marketed in the United States as Fortovase, belong to the class of medicines called protease inhibitors (PIs). PIs act by blocking...
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GHR 1000

Hello there, iam a 33 yrs old woman living in africa, and has been positive since 2005. i was placed on stavudine,neviiripine and lamuvudine which resulted to me suffering frm lipodystrophy!..i have very skinny butts and legs and have huge fat...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Oral forms of human growth hormone will not generally be effective (in US only forms are injected). Growth hormone or growth hormone releasing factor has not resulted in recovery of body fat but has been somewhat effective at decreasing increases... Read more »

cd4 count tested over 1000 in my last test and has dropped by 100 in my recent test , is this normal

During my last test my CD4 count tested over 1000 and my recent test it has dropped to 900, is this normal. I am taking my meds regularly and I don't know whether this is normal or am I starting to form resistants to my meds. HELP!!!
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate what your HIV viral load results are. Assuming your viral load is undetectable, no worries. There is a natural variation in CD4 absolute count. That number is still within the normal range. I also bet your CD4% is stable, which is... Read more »

cd4 268 viral load 1000

My NP wants to start me on Atripla with my viral load being 1000. I think that is rather low but she says its because my CD4 is 268 that she wants to start me on meds. I am very apprehensive about starting medications What is your view on this? Is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The decision to start HIV medications is driven mainly by the risk for development of AIDS defining events which is best assessed by the CD4 count. In addition, the lower the CD4 count is at start the less likely it is that it will rebound to > 500... Read more »

Strength of 1000 elephants

Just wanted to tell you that when you say,1. To a HIV patient -- "Lets get older together.."2. To a person getting tested -- "I'll send my best cosmic karma.." It just gives us a strength equal to 1000 elephants'. Little things like that go a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A thousand elephants? Cool! Let's have an HIV-survivor safari. You bring the elephants; I'll wear my Tarzan loincloth.Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an... Read more »
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Salvage Therapy

What Is Salvage Therapy? How Can You Avoid Salvage Therapy? When Does Someone Need Salvage Therapy? What Is a "Holding Regimen"? Getting Access to New Drugs The Bottom Line What Is Salvage Therapy? Antiretroviral therapy (ART)... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get... Read more »
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Blood Sugar and Fats

Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included in the Chemistry Panel. For information on normal laboratory values,... Read more »
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Time to ban DL1000?

Posted by James1941, 2 Replies
I see that TheBody has deleted a post from DL1000 (I was going to say 'this dickhead' but, for the sake of decorum, I didn't). A question, or is it a conundrum? The question is, why doesn't TheBody just bar him? The conundrum is, if TheBody does... Read more »

Mission 1000

Posted by ravi, 6 Replies
hi regards from india I will be going on a sabbatical of sorts after i finish 1000 posts on the boards and i really dunno if i would be back... Anyways its time i guess to wind up, i did find somone saying that my posts are unimaginative and i... Read more »