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I Have Hiv Can I Take Emtricitabine

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AIDS InfoNet

Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

...Emtricitabine is also known as FTC. Emtricitabine is also active against hepatitis B. Emtricitabine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted into an infected cell's own genetic codes. Who Should Take Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine was...
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I wanted to know if being HIV positive gives discoloration to your finger nails and toe nails, or could this be a possible additional medical concern? Or possible medications?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Some HIV associated conditions (such as fungal nail infection) or HIV meds (such as zidvudine or emtricitabine) can cause nail discoloration. Read more »

Hiv from paper towel ?

Please help me doctor, i'm so scared. After mutual masturbation, i used a paper towel with a rest of sperm from my hiv+ friend to clean my penis , also the urethra area. He used it approximately 10 minutes before, but could still have been a bit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. I would not have recommended PEP.2. Truvada contains two antiretroviral drugs, emtricitabine Read more »

i want understand my case

i had 3 viruses since 2008 C&B&HIV . i hhave finished my corse for C with interferon & ribavirin for 48 weeks and my p.c.r is negative(zero) and also i still taking zeffix 100 daily sice 18 monthes for virus B and my p.c.r is negative (zero). my hiv...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...are on zeffix (lamivudine) which is working for now, but there is often breakthrough over time. This drug also works against HIV but must be combined with other active drugs to be effective long-term. Since you are using it alone for the... Read more »

Switching from Epzicom to Truvada

I'm positive and have hepatitis B. I've been on Kaletra/Epzicom for 1.5 years. My hepatitis B is at the same level as where it was 6 months ago. Due to this, my doctor suggests that I switch from Epzicom to Truvada. How will this switch affect...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...If you have hepatitis B and HIV Truvada may be a better option for you that Epzicom. Truvada is a combination of two HIV medications: tenofovir (Viread) and Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Performs Better Than Abacavir/Lamivudine in Subgroup of Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV-Infected Individuals

... What For HIV-infected individuals starting antiretroviral therapy (ART), it has been unclear which of two commonly used drug combinations Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Receive Tenofovir, Emtricitabine During Childbirth Have Decreased Risk of Developing Drug Resistance, Study Says

... HIV-positive women who are pregnant and receive the antiretrovirals tenofovir and emtricitabine during childbirth could reduce the Read more »

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...may lower the amount of HIV-1 in the blood, and it may also allow the number of immune cells called CD4+ cells to increase. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Emtricitabine in capsule form was approved by the FDA on July 2, 2003, for use with other... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

...Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: Tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
...Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...big time meltdown. Because of everything I read, I haven't started these yet. Can anyone shed some light on these drugs (my HIV Specialist said a couple were so new that I was the first she had prescribed). And, if anyone has any words of... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law Read more »