The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

taken truvada for a month & possesing kidney stones

Jun 24, 2014

hi sir/mam iam 25 year old male from south india iam hiv negative ....last year in the month of october i started taking truvada for 30 days ..i stopped truvada there after but after 1 month ie on november i was diagnosed with 2 kidney stones on both the kidneys of 2-4mm size that possible that for taking truvada for a month I developed 4mm kidney stones ,,...???

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting from India.

While kidney stones are a well characterized side effect of some HIV medications (indinavir, atazanavir, and rarely, with efavirenz), they are not associated with tenofovir (part of Truvada). It's possible that your kidney stones were caused by other, perhaps more common factors.

Hope that's helpful, BY

Side effects when taking PEP
Positive partner, please answer Richard (4th time asking..)

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint