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Who Uses Protease Inhibitors

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AIDS InfoNet

Protease Inhibitors in Development

... Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes)
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what is HIV PROTEASE INHIBITORS.

In taking hydroxyzine pam 25 mg,it states if you are on HIV Protease inhibitors, not to use. What is HIV Protease inhibitors?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV protease inhibitors are a family of HIV drugs (such as Kaletra, Viracept, Lexiva, Reyataz) used chronically for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Read more »

Viability of Protease Inhibitors

How are Protease Inhibitors useful in treating HIV? It seems that they would need to be in the blood before infection, or immediately upon infection to be able to work, otherwise the genetic information would already be inside the cell. What is...
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
...Studies are ongoing to look at post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with protease inhibitors after high risk exposures. San Francisco General Hospital AIDS Program is taking the lead on this. Look back studies with AZT Read more »

Going off Protease Inhibitors

I am in a situation, like many, where the protease inhibitors are not really working for me very well any more. My T cells are at 300 and my viral load is at 29,000. I am a long term survivor (ten years) who was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...weighed and balanced for your individual situation.There are very likely treatment options for you that either include using other protease inhibitors or the use of non-nucleoside RT inhibitors (non-nukes). The choice of which drug to use again... Read more »

protease inhibitors and children

Have protease inhibitors been approved for children with HIV yet? Are they aseffective in children as in adults? I knowsome kids who were part of a trial study on protease inhibitors and had goodresults.. but I know other kids who are in fosterhomes...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...The protease inhibitors are not yet approved for children, but they arewidely used. Ritonavir is available in a liquid formulation that I'm toldtastes Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Debate Widens Over Protease Inhibitor Side Effects

...and to use the term peripheral lipodystrophy. His group has consistently found very high prevalence rates among its cohort of protease inhibitor-treated patients. At the 5th Retrovirus Conference last winter, Dr. Cooper reported that 64% of his... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: "Virological and Immunological Outcomes at 3 Years After Starting Antiretroviral Therapy with Regimens Containing Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor, Protease Inhibitor, or Both in INITIO: Open-Label Randomized Trial"

...transcriptase inhibitors (didanosine + stavudine) plus either a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (efavirenz, EFV) or a protease inhibitor (nelfinavir, NFV), or both (EFV/NFV) in HIV-1-infected patients who had not previously... Read more »
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Clinical Trials of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors

... GW433908, a Novel Prodrug of the HIV Protease Inhibitor (PI) Amprenavir (APV): Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacokinetics (PK) (APV20001) (Poster 333) Authored by R. Wood, K. Arasteh, Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Protease Inhibitors Backgrounder Table of Contents

...regimensfor these drugs may result in development of a resistantstrain(s) of HIV that will not be susceptible to treatment withprotease inhibitors. Patients must be aware of the need to takethe complete dose to lessen the risk of potential... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started growing breasts and huge amount of fat in the stomache area...infact, my entire torso... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

Hyperglycemia as a result of Protease Inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous
I found a product for reducing glucose levels. It is called Meishan Tea. They make 4 different kinds of tea and I have people that are showing tremendous results on all 4 kinds. However, the people that are presently taking the tea do not have... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
Hi, my fiance is a Long Term NonProgressor - 24 years positive, co-infection HCV, with severe Hemophilia A. This is a question for the gentlemen with Hemophilia please. We're requesting any input about any Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... Read more »