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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side 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 have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in...
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Switching from Truvada to Baraclude due to Truvada caused cycstinuria

I am 38 years old male, I have HepB and HepBeAG +, for the last 17 years. my liver enzymes were always in normal ranges. First time I had treatment in 2006. From 2006 to 2008 I have used Tyzeka, my viral load was lowest at 13000/ml than it stated...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
All good questions. It sounds like you first became resistant to the drug Tyzeka (telbuvidine) which is related to Epivir...Drug resistance occurs pretty easily with Tyzeka so it is not a major surprise. This is an important historical fact though... Read more »

truvada toxicty

yesterday ijust start truvada as part of pep treatment,but in the discharge paper i had read about the unknown side effect on fertility or having future childand my practicaner didn't give me any answer ,so shall i stop it or what is it's...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The effects of Truvada on fertility would be minimal-in fact-we have had scores of HIV+ female patients from our clinic become pregnant while on Truvada (and usually continuing it through the pregnancy). KH... Read more »

Truvada + diarrhea

Docs, I am taking truvada as PEP, and one hour and forty five minutes after I took it, I am dying to go to the bathroom (I am holding - it is diarrhea). Should I take another pill in case I go to the bathroom, or the fact that I am holding...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There's no need to redose your Truvada PEP in the event of diarrhea.BY... Read more »

Undetectable poz partner + truvada for neg partner = ??

My partner is undetectable and I recently started taking Truvada. I am negative and wonder what the risk is to bottom for my partner and allow him to cum inside me. ...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-This is a great question and one where I can't tell you a specific answer but here's what we know. Fact 1: People with undetectable viral load in the blood have a much lower chance of transmitting HIV to others. Much of these... Read more »
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Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds?

I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... Read more »


Posted by cm82391, 4 Replies
I'm taking a combination of the the three and i'm breaking out HORRIBLY!!!

Is anyone else on these meds and having this issues? Or one of the three above?

Or do I just have really bad skin? Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »