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An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

Brand Name: Intelence Other Name(s): ETR, ETV, Etravirina, TMC 125, TMC-125, TMC125 Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Etravirine, also known as Intelence or TMC125, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). Etravirine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's...
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Changeover to Etravirine

Hi, I am about to change my regime from Truvada and Telzir to Truvada and Intelence. I was told that I can do a straight switch, but I note from the information on Intelence that the Telzir/fosamprenavir should not be taken at the same time. Does...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Though there is concern about somewhat unpredictable interactions between fosamprenavir and etravirine when used together. For a simple switch from one to another I would be less concerned (I would be concerned if your viral load is not undetectable... Read more »

Resistant to a lot of Drugs.

Dear Doctor:I am resistant to norvir, atripla, combivir, viracept and I am very scared. I dont think there is anything left for me. I became resistant being a mom and being so sick from the meds that I would stop taking them or shorten the dose...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
First, you need to talk about all of your options with your doctor. You can ask him or her whether s/he thinks that s/he is able to handle your complex case, or whether consultation with an HIV expert with experience in the management of heavily... Read more »

On time meds

Thank so much in advance. If you are late about 2 hours in taking your Hiv meds sometimes for some reason.Is it still considered on time. I am taking presista/isentrss/etravirine and booster norvir. please advise, its very important for me to know...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.We get this type of question from time to time. Regarding the timing of your medications, you've got little to worry about. A couple of hour time window is acceptable, being "off schedule" (you're really not) twice... Read more »

Stopping t-20

I have been on T-20 for a little over 19 months. I am getting weary of taking the shots twice daily. I have undetectable viral load and my t-cells have been hovering around 350. My other medications are Prezista, boosted with Norvir and Turvada. ...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Mike,This is not an uncommon situation. Fuzeon (T-20) is an excellent drug that has saved many people with few therapeutic options. But Fuzeon fatigue is real and the thought of injecting the drug indefinitely can bring tears to many a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Etravirine (Intelence)

What Is Etravirine? Who Should Take it? What About Drug Resistance? How Is it Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? What Is Etravirine? Etravirine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

What Is Maraviroc? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Maraviroc Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With OtherDrugs? The Bottom Line What Is Maraviroc? Maraviroc (Selzentry in the US... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe virus from reproducing (making... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Metabolic Problems Treatments Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »