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Tenofovir (Viread)

... What Is Tenofovir? Who Should Take Tenofovir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Tenofovir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Tenofovir React With Other Drugs? What Is Tenofovir? Tenofovir (Viread), also called bis-POC
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Tenofovir or Abacavir

What is another name for the above HIV/AIDS medication?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tenofovir (= Viread and if combined with FTC=Truvada) while abacavir = Ziagen (if combined with 3TC/lamuvidine= Epzicom). KH Read more »

Tenofovir & Hepatitis B

I take the HIV drug Atripla, which contains tenofovir (Viread). I understand tenofovir has anti-viral activity against Hepatitis B. I was told that it could potentially block Hepatitis B, therefore it could prevent you from being infected. Is that...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Actually you are taking two drugs with activity against hepatitis B - emtricitabine and tenofovir - both of which make up Atripla.This medication is excellent for treatment of chronic infection with hepatitis B. There are no Read more »

tenofovir fumarate

What's the difference from Tenofovir and Tenofovir fumarate?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...These are two generic names for the same medication-- tenofovir (aka Viread, part of Truvada and Atripla).BY Read more »

What is tenofovir?

May i know more about tenofovir? Is this the best cure for HBV? And where can I buy it?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Tenofovir has excellent "in the test tube" activity against HBV and has been shown to be effective in patients. However, it is not approved Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Truvada Other Name(s): Emtricitabina/ Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Truvada is a combination of two antiretroviral... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tenofovir and the Kidneys

... The anti-HIV drug tenofovir (Viread, and in Atripla and Truvada) is an effective part of combination therapy for HIV. The kidneys process tenofovir and Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the first tablet that includes a... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz... Read more »
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Tenofovir

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm just starting treatment and my doctor who does things differently recommended tenofovir...I know it's a new drug. Has anyone any experience with it? Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...finally agreed to put me on something else. So since the change-over, two years ago, I have been on: Nevirapine (Viramune) Tenofovir (Viread) Lamivudine (Epivir) The horrific dreams stopped long ago, but I believe the Efavirenz caused... Read more »

Shortness of breath

Posted by garret99
...Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that is using stochrine,epivir and tenofovir.....my doc removed one of my meds and replaced it with the epivir. After 3 months my cd4 count went from 155 to 260 and my viral Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...problem" to me in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or anyone... Read more »