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Viread And Aids

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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Names: TDF, tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection WARNING: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF) can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in your blood) and severe liver problems. ...
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Starting on viread, epivir and sustiva

I have been HIV+ for 3 years. Before HIV I was a healthy active person who worked out regularly and ate a decent diet. Ove the past year I developed shingles, thrush and a month-long cold. My viral load skyrocketed to 750,000 and my t-cells dropped...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HiI agree with your doctor. This is a very good option for initial HIV therapy. The combination of tenofovir, 3TC and efavirenz can really be taken as a true once a day regimen. Although the package insert of tenofovir says it should be taken... Read more »

1st time regimen - Zerit vs Viread

I am from a small town w/ limited HIV accessability, however do see a Dr. w/ some knowledge about HIV. Have had HIV 6 years, no health problems, 375 T-cell, 115,000 Viral. Dr. wants me to start meds w/ Epivir, Sustiva, & Zerit. A friend has...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. A more sensible initial regimen would include use of Viread instead of the Zerit. This would result in a significantly less toxic regimen which can be prescribed as 3 pills once daily. The use of Zerit has been... Read more »

To start with Trizivir and Viread

I am 32yr old female hiv pos. I want to start treatmentn with trizivir and viread.My question are:1 What is the current data on this regime in general?2 What is the daily dose of each drug?3 If the dose of viread is once a day,which time is better...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks Rig for your questions.I'd talk to your doctor about currently recommended treatment regimens-- I'm personally not a big fan of the Trizivir/tenofovir regimen that you've listed, primarily because of the lack of significant... Read more »


I was wondering whether the combo delaviridine, viread and kaletra is potent and with less side-effects than some of the other hiv meds. What should I watch out for if I go on this combo. I am switching from fosamprenavir to delaviridine as fos...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is an unusual regimen since delavirdine (Rescriptor) is rarely used anymore. It should be a very potent regimen, but Kaletra and delavirdine are not known for a low side effect profile. There is probably a reason why it was recommended, but... Read more »
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Viread,Combivir,Keletra:Med. Schedule that ROCKS!!

Posted by Anonymous
My friends,
I discovered a medicine regimen...that included the medicines above...and took a 7k viral load to >50 in a month and a my nurse practitioner is convident in my addhearance to my meds...she allows me to find the most tolerant... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since diagnosis...

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg and noticed increased lipo or new lipo or hair loss?

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone switched or is using viread? If so, how long and any adverse side effects? I've had problems with pretty much all nukes except 3tc and wanted to see if this drug was similar?

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