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Tenofovir Expanded Access

Spring 2001

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Tenofovir DF, Gilead Sciences' experimental nucleotide analogue, is now available through a small expanded access program.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;

  • Have a viral load greater than or equal to 10,000 copies and a CD4 count below 100, or

    a CD4 count below 200 and an opportunistic infection within the past three months;

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  • Have had treatment failure with or intolerance to at least two protease inhibitors (PIs) or one PI and one NNRTI; and

  • Be unable to put together a useful drug combination with available antivirals.

To register in the program, your doctor should call 800-445-3235.

The dose is 300mg taken once a day. Tenofovir DF is expected to be considered for FDA approval this summer. Hopefully, the program criteria will be expanded before then.


A note from TheBody.com: Since this article was written, the HIV pandemic has changed, as has our understanding of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. As a result, parts of this article may be outdated. Please keep this in mind, and be sure to visit other parts of our site for more recent information!



  
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This article was provided by AIDS Community Research Initiative of America. It is a part of the publication CRIA Update. Visit ACRIA's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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