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Why Kaletra No Longer A Preferred Regimen

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Kaletra

Brand name: Kaletra Generic name: lopinavir/ritonavir, or LPV/r Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories, www.kaletra.com , (800) 222-6885 AWP: $904.99/month for tablets, $420.95 for 160 mL solution Standard Dose: Two tablets (200 mg lopinavir/50 mg ritonavir) twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once daily for people with less than three lopinavir resistance-related mutations, as shown on a resistance...
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Preferred Regimens/DHHS Guidelines

I read the review of the BMS 045 study that was published in The Body's review of the Retrovirus Conference.Given the findings, will boosted reyataz (reyataz and ritonovir)plus the combination of two nucleasides be added as a "preferred...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Boosted atazanavir is a popular treatment regimen for first line therapy-- however, I think that it may be a little while before it becomes part of the treatment guidelines. The reason for this is that the BMS 045 study was... Read more »

Is Zerit necessary with Truvada and Kaletra

I have been on a combination of Kaletra, Truvada and Zerit for 4 years. My VL is undetectable and my CD4 count is 920.I have a constant struggle with weight loss in my face and upper body, arms and legs. I would guess I am probably about 6 - 8 kilos...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Seems like your current regimen was prescribed because of earlier drug resistance. As such, it's important to understand the pattern of resistance that was detected before making adjustments to your... Read more »

Combivir + Kaletra Regimen Questions

I recently started treatment using Combivir and Kaletra. I have a few questions about the drugs and side effects.1) I'm supposed to take them twice a day. Do I need to take the pills exactly 12 hours apart? Or is 14 hours apart still okay? Does...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks. The regimen that you are on has flexibility in dosing and you don't need to take the pills exactly 12 hours apart for it to be effective. Just don't miss the entire dose because a 24 hours lapse in therapy may lead to... Read more »

First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra? Already?

I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra this past...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.I must say that I'm in disagrement with your doctor's decisions. First off, your CD4 count and viral load are in a range where most American or European doctors would not recommend initiating treatment-- most... Read more »
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First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
Hey guys (and gals). I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...

My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir +... Read more »

Total Top No Longer Fooling Himself

Posted by JakeLA, 10 Replies
I was more than taken aback when I learned 4/4/06 the DNA HIV test I had taken two days prior had come back positive. I am 29, bi but mostly gay, white male with a graduate degree and a voracious sexual appetite, who is now experiencing IRONY at... Read more »

Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
hello All

I am newly diagnosed , and it appears as if i have been infected for a few years without knowing because i have NEVER been sick. My doc reckons treatment should be started soon

I have heard good and bad stories about ALL HIV meds, and i am... Read more »

Starting medication soon combivir/kaletra...

Posted by jimmyinvegas, 3 Replies
Is this a typical start?

combivir
kaletra

Then after 2-3 months he said he would put me on something else. Been positive for about 4 years (never on meds, they are on their way in mail), My current numbers are 528/140,280. Was up at about 690,... Read more »