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Viread And Aids

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... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs
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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 »


my parttner has just started taking viread ,for 3wks but she having dearhea ,what can she do ,she is worried it could be asign of ressistance.whatcan we do?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Loose stools are fairly common in persons taking Viread. Often that can be aggravated by other meds taken at the same time (hopefully she is taking at least 3 HIV meds) as well as Read more »

what are these drugs used for

i saw my friend have these drugs trisivir,viread,canditral and kaletra what are they used for
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Since you are posing your question on an HIV/AIDS Web site, presumably you already have an idea what these drugs may be used for. However, shouldn't you be asking your friend Read more »


hello,I would ask you about viread. My doctor says that viread reduced my cd4 count ( from 920 to 600 ). Is this correct ?thanks
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...No. Viread in combination with other HIV medications has been found to INCREASE CD4 cell counts. An exception can be when Viread is taken Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Government Agencies, Gates Foundation To Fund Trials to Test Whether AIDS Drug Viread Can Prevent HIV Infection

...Melinda Gates Foundation are funding three separate human studies of the antiretroviral drug tenofovir -- which is sold as Viread in the United States -- to determine whether the drug can prevent HIV infection, the Wall Street Journal reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Grants Priority Review Status to Gilead Sciences' Fixed-Dose Combination of AIDS Drugs Viread, Emtriva

...has granted priority review status for a fixed-dose drug combination (FDC) pill that would include its antiretroviral drugs Viread and Emtriva, Reuters reports (Reuters, 5/17). FDC antiretroviral drugs combine two or more different medicines... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antiretroviral Drug Researchers, AIDS Advocates Fail to Reach Consensus Over Viread Trials in Developing Countries

...agreement but failed to resolve completely conflicts over the conduct of clinical trials testing whether the antiretroviral drug Viread, which is made by the pharmaceutical company Gilead , can prevent HIV infection among people in developing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antiretroviral Drug Researchers, AIDS Advocates to Meet to Discuss Concerns Over Viread Trials in Developing Countries

...International AIDS Society to attempt to settle a dispute over how clinical trials testing whether Gilead 's antiretroviral drug Viread can prevent HIV infection are conducted in developing countries, the Wall Street Journal reports. At... Read more »
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Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...with HIV, I have been hospitalized three times, once with PCP, another time with an allergic reaction to Bactrim, and once with Viread related pancreatitis. I have taken AZT, epivir, zerit, DDC, DDI, sustiva, videx, viread, truvada, norvir,... Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...remember which order i took the meds but i remember taking all these. NRTI :Combivir, epivir, epzicom, retrovir, truvada, videx, viread, zerit, ziagen, sustiva and i dont think i took any off the other of not on the full list of NRTI. PI:... Read more »


Posted by italiameri, 4 Replies
GAS - Yes, I know - it s a subject some consider too silly to discuss and many of us simply accept as part of the package but man - it is bad. Am on Viramune/Truvada. Have done food allergy tests etc to no avail. Am lactose intolerant but that is it... Read more »

Liver Function

Posted by NYRN, 1 Reply
...I'm taking viread, invirase, didanosine, zidovudine and valtrex and my latest labs indicate high on the liver screens. Has anyone had any liver Read more »