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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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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

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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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Are certain HIV medications becoming cheap?

Are certain HIV medications becoming cheap?

Coming soon: In the us, there are some generic HIV drugs available, but generally not the ones we prefer to use. That will be changing in the next few years. Highly effective drugs like Efavirenz (brand name sustiva) will become available in generic form, which could lower the cost of therapy. ...Read more

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Hiv medications side effects?

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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Which are best medication for hiv/aids?

Which are best medication for hiv/aids?

Best HAART: The best haart is that therapy that is guided by the individuals specific viral infection. We check for resistance mutations in a test called a genotype. We then tailor the medication regimen based on the genotype ; the fine detail on how the patient tolerates the drug ; if the virus becomes suppressed on the regimen. If the virus does not suppress we look for hidden mutations ; refine the tx. ...Read more

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What medications are classified as ACE inhibitors?

What medications are classified as ACE inhibitors?

They end in -pril: Look at the generic medication name. If it ends in "pril" it's an ace inhibitor. Common ones: lisinopril, enalapril, captopril, ramipril etc. Their cousins, arbs end in "artan" as in losartan, irbasartan, etc... ...Read more

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What medications should someone with aids/hiv take?

What medications should someone with aids/hiv take?

HIV/AIDS medication: AIDS is treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) in order to suppress the levels of HIV in the body. There are 6 classes of HIV medication and the Department of Health and Human Services recommends starting treatment with at least 3 HIV drugs from 2 different classes. An example is Atripla which contains emtricitabine, efavirenz, and tenofovir 3-in-1 pill.
NIH link:
http://tinyurl. Com/h2mx4o ...Read more

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Could HIV medications help infected people live longer?

YES!: When antiviral medications are taken in combinations and as prescribed with strict adherence to the regimens, these drugs can allow patients to live for decades with good quality lives. The drugs must be taken faithfully, and it is best not to have additional exposures to other strains of HIV (safe sex and no needle sharing). ...Read more

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Could I use prophylaxis medication for exposure to hiv?

Could I use prophylaxis medication for exposure to hiv?

Still working on it: Not out yet, the medicine you are looking for ...Read more

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Is it true that hiv/aids medication has been discovered?

Is it true that hiv/aids medication has been discovered?

Yes: There are very effective treatments available now but there are no cures. ...Read more

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What ways can we combat hiv's resistance to antiviral medication?

Take meds: Hiv can develop resistance by replicating (multiplying) when there are antiviral drugs present. The way to prevent this is to always maintain high enough drug levels to completely prevent replication. People who take their medications faithfully rarely develop resistance, as long as the drugs are chosen properly. ...Read more

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How effective is HIV medication in preventing HIV forming into aids?

How effective is HIV medication in preventing HIV forming into aids?

Very: Modern anti-retroviral therapy when taken properly is extremely effective at halting the progression of HIV and helping the immune system recover so that an HIV infected individual does not develop aids. ...Read more

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Advice please? I had sex with someone who has HIV but takes medication?

Call your physician: You need to determine, now, whether you are a candidate for emergency retroviral therapy. ...Read more

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How are lipase inhibitors (orlistat) used as a fat blocking medication?

Orlistat stool chang: No every body who takes orlistat has fatty stools, that how it works by blocking the absorption of fats
orlistat blocks the absorprtion of fats and fats are in the stools undigested and there is limited absorption. ...Read more

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Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more

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How long does a baby survive after being born with HIV without medication?

How long does a baby survive after being born with HIV without medication?

1-2 years: According to experience in 1980's before antiretroviral therapy became available, those children with perinatally acquired HIV infection succumbed before age 2. ...Read more

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Has anyone had experience of eczema as a reaction to a kind of HIV medication?

Has anyone had experience of eczema as a reaction to a kind of HIV medication?

Could happen.: The general rule: any drug can cause any kind of skin eruption. And while eczema is annoying, it beats the heck out of HIV -- so this is a case of the benefits outweighing the risks by a large margin. ...Read more

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I'm HIV positive & I used arginine along with my medications is that a good regiment?

No evidence: There's no evidence that arginine supplements are of any benefit in people with HIV infection. What matters are the HIV medications. ...Read more

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If you are stage 3 of the HIV symptoms, is it possible w/ medication to go back to stage 2?

Yes, and no: Medically, the answer is yes. People often go from advanced stages of HIV disease to early, healthy stages with treatment. However, from the point of view of your state health department and the cdc, the answer is no. Your official HIV stage is always the lowest stage you've ever had, no matter how well you're doing now. But this is for reporting purposes only and has no medical significance. ...Read more

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Once diagnosed with HIV how long after not taking your medications can you have full blown AIDS?

HIV Immunocompromise: The rate of deterioration in immune function and progression to AIDS depends on various factors and differs per individual. Current international and local clinical guidelines (e.g. WHO) advise that patients with HIV start treatment ASAP and not wait for immune deterioration or clinical signs of AIDS - immune function may not be fully restored if treatment delayed. Advise see family practitioner ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a man is infected with HIV at 60 how long can he live with medications and good food?

Normal life span: People effectively treated with anti-hiv medications live as long and about as well as anyone else. ...Read more

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I know39 years old man who just found out he has HIV he got the virus when he was 8 oldhe lived 31 years without medications how long HIV person live?

Depends: If someone has HIV they sometimes can live many years without symptoms. Different people's bodies deal with the virus in different ways. A few people seem to clear it on their own without treatment. In others it lies dormant and later becomes active. Everyone is different. ...Read more

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Do I need a doctors prescription for hiv Preexposure medication?

Yes: See your doctor for this prescription. Remember that using condoms is also a really good idea. ...Read more

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What were the first treatments and medications used for hiv/aids?

What were the first treatments and medications used for hiv/aids?

Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) zidovudine: The earliest effective treatment (early 1980s) was sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim®) to prevent Pneumocysts pneumonia in people with advanced immune deficiency. The first anti-HIV drug was zidovudine, originally called azidothymidine or AZT, which became available in the late 1980s. Used alone, it slowed HIV progression and sometimes improved AIDS dementia, but only a little and not for long. ...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