Month: August 2006

Good News for People in Salvage Therapy: Merck to start its expanded access program for its integrase inhibitor MRK 518

I am very excited about this expanded access of Merck’s integrase inhibitor, MRK 518. I have been taking it for 3 months now with the new protease (Prezista) and have been able to reach undetectable viral load for the first time in 23 years. My CD4 cells have more than doubled from 180 to 440 …

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Polycythemia, Anabolic Steroids and HIV Wasting

Some HIV positive people need to gain lean body mass and weight but develop polycythemia when using nandrolone or other anabolics, so their doctors refuse to prescribe these important medicines. Polycythemia is an increase in red blood cells and hematocrit that can cause increased blood viscosity, making it more difficult for the heart to pump …

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