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Who Takes Fusion Inhibitors

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AIDS InfoNet

Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

... Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors in Development Drugs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase
Ask the Experts

Fusion Inhibitor and Cosmetic Surgary

If i am taking T20 and added regimen would their be a problem if they perform a Tummy Tuck on me well the reason i ask you is because you inject at the skin level tissue level and tummy tucks are in the tissue area and well i take it in my sholder...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi,T-20 also called Fuzeon is injected in the fatty tissue (subcutaneous or "sub-q") in your abdomen and also in your thighs, back of arms and can be injected in the flank or "love handles". A tummy tuck should not deter from using the abdomen as a... Read more »

cervical spine fusion surgery healing with hiv

I am going to have surgercal spine fusion surgery and would like to know if there is any problem with bone grafting or fusion in the neck. My cd4 is 108 and viral load is 170. My labs are continuing to get better monthly.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infected patients generally do well with surgery particularly if nutrition/hygiene status is good and their HIV infection is well controlled with medication. KH Read more »

Fusion Inhibitors

Can you shed any light on what, if any, of the preliminary reports on fusion inhibitors may include as far as side effects? I guess I am assuming they have done some human trials??
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...T-20 = Fuzeon is the only fusion inhibitor soon to be more widely available. Since it acts outside of cells (blocking fusion) its toxicity would be expected 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 »
The Body

Steaming Hot Monkey Fusion Sex!

...with the three types of hot monkey sex described above; consequently, I wanted to discuss yet another variation: hot monkey FUSION sex. It's central to understanding my response to a persistent "QTND" (question that never dies). That eternal... Read more »
Women Alive

Fusion and Fusion Inhibitors -- Understanding the News

...Pharmaceuticals, a New Yorkbased company researcher of HIV co-receptors, haveannounced a collaboration to find a drug that willinhibit fusion. It may be time for a little update onthe subject. Replication Reverse-TranscriptaseInhibitors ( such... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

A New Type of Anti-HIV Drugs: Fusion Inhibitors

... The fusion inhibitor that is the furthest along in development is called T-20. It interferes with HIV entering a cell by binding to part Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche, Trimeris Halt Clinical Trials of New Fusion Inhibitor T-1249

...which received FDA approval in March 2003 (Pierson/Berkrot, Reuters , 1/6). Fuzeon, which is in a new class of drugs called fusion inhibitors, has encountered resistance from doctors and patients because of its high cost and injection... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply have been described as "PAART," since it was only partially active for me. In 2002 I enrolled in a trial of the first fusion inhibitor, T-20 (Fuzeon), after nagging investigators and the companies developing the drug (Roche and Trimeris)... Read more »

I'm Starting Fuzion T-20 This week any Sugestions!

Posted by IM1RU12, 1 Reply
Ok..gonna start T-20 this week and I'm also taking a bunch of orals as well. If you are doing T-20 how is it going for you? are you taking any other medications with T-20? Any Help or Support I would be very grateful. Thank You... Read more »

Is the HIV counselor a whacko

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi All- 60 days ago I made a really bad descision. I went to a friends house and got drunk and had sex with a female of unknown HIV status. I am in a relationship with a woman and have no other outside sexual contact in 2 years. After the mistake, I... Read more »