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Hep B - Sustiva

Oct 17, 2007

My doctor is about to start me on Truvada/Sustiva - I read that Sustiva can cause activate liver problems. Does the fact that I had Hep B in 1995, but have recovered from it now, make any difference?

Thanks !

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

If you've recovered from HBV infection, there shouldn't be any problems taking the tenofovir/FTC (Truvada) +efavirenz (Sustiva) regimen. Indeed, many would say that Truvada is the drug of choice for coinfected persons with active HBV anyways.


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