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Having HIV May Heighten Stroke Risk

Having HIV May Heighten Stroke Risk

Latest HIV News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV have a greatly increased risk of a common heart rhythm disorder that’s a leading cause of stroke, a new study shows. The increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) from HIV is similar to or higher than known risk factors such as diabetes […]

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raltegravir (Isentress)

raltegravir (Isentress)

What is raltegravir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Raltegravir (Isentress) is an antiretroviral medicine approved for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Raltegravir is an integrase inhibitor similar to elvitegravir (Vitekta) and dolutegravir (Tivicay). Raltegravir slows the spread of HIV infection by blocking the HIV integrase enzyme required for virus […]

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efavirenz (Sustiva)

efavirenz (Sustiva)

What is efavirenz, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Efavirenz is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Efavirenz is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors, which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), didanosine (Videx), and lamivudine (Epivir). It […]

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nevirapine (Viramune, Viramune XR)

nevirapine (Viramune, Viramune XR)

What is nevirapine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Nevirapine is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors that also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), didanosine (Videx), and lamivudine (Epivir). It is […]

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didanosine (Videx, Videx EC)

didanosine (Videx, Videx EC)

What is didanosine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Didanosine is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), stavudine (Zerit), and lamivudine (Epivir). During infection […]

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indinavir, Crixivan

indinavir, Crixivan

What is indinavir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Indinavir is an oral medication that is used for treating infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called protease inhibitors which also includes ritonavir (Norvir), nelfinavir (Viracept) and saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase). During infection with HIV, the HIV […]

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abacavir, Ziagen

abacavir, Ziagen

What is abacavir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Abacavir is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), didanosine (Videx), lamivudine (Epivir), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and […]

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Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

What is Truvada? Truvada is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used for treating HIV infection. It’s also used for preventing HIV infection in people who have a high risk of getting HIV. This use, in which the treatment is given before the person may be exposed to HIV, is called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Truvada contains […]

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atazanavir (Reyataz)

atazanavir (Reyataz)

Which drugs or supplements interact with atazanavir? Atazanavir inhibits the enzymes that eliminate many drugs from the body. Administration of these drugs along with atazanavir may result in increased concentrations of these drugs and cause more side effects. Atazanavir also is eliminated by enzymes in the liver, and drugs that increase the activity of these […]