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Author Topic: Information on Integrase Inhbitors, "me-too" drugs and second generation  (Read 1865 times)

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Offline poz4afewyears

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I try to learn as much as I can about Integrase Inhibitors as I can. I do truly believe, based on the research I have done, that Integrase Inhibitors will be key in one day eradicating HIV. Like I have stated previously, since switching from Reyataz to Isentress I feel that I have gained back some, although a small amount, of fat in my face.
But anywho, I am interested in second/third generation Integrase Inhibitors because I worry about becoming resistant to the one I am currently on.

I found this article on "me too" integrase inhibitors and second and third generation integrase inhbitors.

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2660292

Offline Inchlingblue

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What are you taking Isentress with, Truvada?

Thanks for the link, it's very informative.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2009, 01:23:22 PM by Inchlingblue »

Offline poz4afewyears

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Yes, with Truvada. I believe, and doctors have told me, that I developed lipoatrophy on Reyataz and Truvada. But I continue to take Truvada because I know it could be SO MUCH worse then what I complain of. I do not have any lipodystrophy belly or a buffalo hump, and I have not lost weight in my arms or legs. So yes, I am taking Truvada and Isentress as my second combination. I have been taking it since late 2007/early 2008.

Offline veritas

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POZ4,

Enjoyed reading your link. The abstract showed the similar interaction between the integrase inhibitors in study and raltegravir. Their final conclusion was the key for me. Quote:

"Dramatically diverse classes of molecules look to be required for inhibition of viral enzymes in a long term fashion. Thus, in our eyes, the only hope for complete viral eradication is innovation."

Eradication must be the goal, not "me-too" drugs.

Nice find!

v
« Last Edit: April 19, 2009, 05:53:54 AM by veritas »

 


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