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Edurant + ABC only,
Feb 14, 2012

I am currently taking Edurant + ABC + TDF due to the hyper pigmentation of Emitricitabine. But I read an article of "Tenofovir Increases Risk of Irreversible Kidney Disease" today. And I wonder if its possible to stop taking TDF?

Response from Dr. Henry

Do not recommend 2 drug regimens such as abacavir + rilpivirine (I dont use abacavir + tenofivir together much). The risk for severe renal failure from tenofovir is overall low and can be monitored-risk is higher if preexisting renal problems or risks for renal disease present. Would discuss your concern with your HIV provider. KH

Medications for other illness with HIV infection.
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