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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. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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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?

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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Drs what r causes of HIV false positive test?

Drs what r causes of HIV false positive test?

Multiple causes: On the average, 0.2 percent of elisa tests give a false positive HIV test result that are then proven incorrect by a western blot test. Autoimmune diseases, recent vaccinations, multiple pregnancies or prior infections with hepatitis b, malaria or tuberculosis can stimulate the production of antibodies that cross create with hiv, thus producing a false positive HIV test. ...Read more

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Can an e.R. Hospital tell/ test me if i had hiv?

HIV Testing: If you think you have acute retroviral syndrome (mono like illness w/fever >38c, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, red rash on body) you should go to an er for testing ; treatment. An er can test you for HIV but it is not a good use of health care $$s. Your primary care doc or your department of health can test you ; you will not tie up vital services needed for acutely ill persons. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms of HIV infection?

Fatigue: Early HIV symptoms occur about one month after infection. These can include: fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and rash. These early HIV symptoms often disappear after another month and can be mistaken for those of other viral infections. Early infected persons can be very infectious. More persistent symptoms of HIV infection may not appear for several years after the infection. ...Read more

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What r the main symptom of acute HIV ?

What r the main symptom of acute HIV ?

Varies: Acute HIV can present like flu symptoms. Night sweats, fever, swollen glands (in more than 2 areas not including the groin). You may begin to experience weight loss and appetite suppression. A rash may also accompany this. Muscle pain and malaise can also occur. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 30yrs old female n HIV patient and my husband is not having hiv. we r planning for a baby is possible?

What to do if I'm 30yrs old female n HIV patient and my husband is not having hiv. we r planning for a baby is possible?

Having HIV: We now know with 100% certainty that an infected human who has HIV and is on antiretroviral therapy and is undetectable cannot transmit the virus to their sexual partner. Your OB may have you consult with an HIV expert during your pregnancy to keep you safely undetectable and to also prevent transmission to your baby. You can become a mother. You and your husband can safely do so if you're treated ...Read more

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If i tested negative on 2 rapid HIV tests after 6 minths if expoure is it safw to say that I am negative? How reliable r those?

You are HIV negative: They are very reliable and you are safe to know not just assume that you do not have hiv. In the future one does not have to wait for six months to know they do not have hiv. There are other tests that can be 100% accurate by day 14 after an exposure. ...Read more

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Does vaginal fluid having HIV exposed to outside environment dies or not?some Dr say yes and some no?what is this u people r confusing me.

Does vaginal fluid having HIV exposed to outside environment dies or not?some Dr say yes and some no?what is this u people r confusing me.

Viral biology: You need to understand the basics of viral biology to avoid confusion. All viruses require live cells to reside inside and survive; when the host cell dies the virus gets out and quickly tries to find another live cell to enter and if none the virus will die in few min to few hrs. Vaginal fluid has fewer cells than blood. Avoid having HIV-containing fluids mixed up with your own fluids ...Read more

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Hi i don't know if i all will get all the reqrd answers here, i had protected sex various time n now developng HIV symptoms, need u r hlp pls...

HIV: There are no symptoms specific or diagnostic for HIV infection. If you feel you may have acquired this you should go and get tested, and if positive see an infectious diseases expert or other doctor who deals in HIV therapy. This is a treatable condition with medication and can be effectively controlled, hopefully until a full cure becomes available. ...Read more

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Wats the lifespan of hiv+ve patient, what r the ways to increase cd4?

Wats the lifespan of hiv+ve patient, what r the ways to increase cd4?

Medications: If someone starts treatment for HIV before their cd4 count gets too low, takes the medications consistently, and keeps their HIV viral load undetectable, they should have a relatively normal lifespan. The cd4 count will also increase. It is so important to find a regimen that fits your lifestyle so you can take it (or a future, even better one) for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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If u get a steroid tendon inj & r taking a cyp450 3a4 inhibitor at the same time is it like getting 3 steroid injections?

If u get a steroid tendon inj & r taking a cyp450 3a4 inhibitor at the same time is it like getting 3 steroid injections?

No: It is still one steroid injection. Biotransformation in liver is important for drugs given trough mouth, im and IV since those effect depend on concentration of drug in blood. Liver (and p450 enzyme system) has relatively little effect on drugs injected in joints, epidural space, tendons, body cavities. ...Read more

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