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How does a protease inhibitor work to treat hiv?

How does a protease inhibitor work to treat hiv?

Enzyme inhibitor: Protease is an enzyme used by the virus in its multiplication sequences of events. Inhibition of this protease makes it more difficult for the virus to multiply in the infected cell. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Is HIV deadly?

Is HIV deadly?

Yes, but: Hiv is almost always deadly if not treated. But, if you get treatment and take the medications, it is not usually deadly in today's world. It is important to see a doctor experienced in HIV treatment, and to take your medications as the doctor recommends. ...Read more

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

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Just started on enalapril 5.0 mg (vasotec) it is an ACE inhibitor. I - is that a possible side effect if pregnant?

Just started on enalapril 5.0 mg (vasotec) it is an ACE inhibitor. I - is that a possible side effect if pregnant?

Yes: All ace inhibitors cause fetal abnormalities including cranial malformation and kidney problems in a large percentage of fetuses who are exposed although not 100%. It is absolutely critical you not take this medication while pregnant. A few doses early in pregnancy are less likely to be harmful. All these drugs carry a "black box warning", that is they are dangerous in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why are the side effects of HIV medication the same as the symptoms of the disease itself?

Why are the side effects of HIV medication the same as the symptoms of the disease itself?

Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to be transmitted in this venue. If you are concerned about a specific compound, rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How does a protease inhibitor work to treat hiv?

Enzyme inhibitor: Protease is an enzyme used by the virus in its multiplication sequences of events. Inhibition of this protease makes it more difficult for the virus to multiply in the infected cell. ...Read more

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Is there HIV drug resistance to protease inhibitors?

Yes: The HIV mutates frequently, and when a mutation produces resistance to protease inhibitors this will allow that form of the virus to multiply over other forms which are sensitive. That is one of the reasons for a drug combination which makes single mutational changes less likely to be favorable to the virus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hiv-1 protease inhibitor?

Can you tell me about hiv-1 protease inhibitor?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/protease-inhibitors-pis-for-hiv ...Read more

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Is a potent aromatase inhibitor (letrozole) effevtive in delaying epiphyseal fusion and thus making me grow taller? I am 18 years old

Is a potent aromatase inhibitor (letrozole) effevtive in delaying epiphyseal fusion and thus making me grow taller? I am 18 years old

I doubt it: Letrozole is not used for this purpose as far as i know. Nothing works well to increase your height!. So do not waste your money and time...Just eat healthy and nature will take care of the rest of the health issues and your body. ...Read more

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Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more