The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Viread Side Effects

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Combivir+Viread Side Effects

Hello Dr. McGowan, I was put on a PEP (2 x 300mg Combivir + 1 x 300mg Viread) within 25hrs of exposure to unprotected receptive anal sex with a guy of unknown status. My doctor says the risk is extremely low ("virtually zero") b/c the guy ended up...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...I am sorry to hear about the side effects you are experiencing. These are very common side effects on this regimen. Especially the zidovudine part of the combivir can Read more »

Viread side effects?

Briefly, I'm 50 yrs old, positive since 1989 and have been on a variety of meds since then. For... Read more »

Viread side effects

I have been on a combination of Agenerase, Kaletra, Epivir,and Zerit for over three years. My... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...including some taking Kaletra with Viread. Since Kaletra increases blood levels of Viread, it may increase the likelihood of Viread side effects. According to the DHHS guidelines, the combination of Viread and Videx is not recommended as initial... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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... Read more »
Project Inform

Testing PrEP on a Global Scale

...300mg tenofovir or placebo daily. Although this study could not show Viread's effectiveness, it did provide information on its side effects in uninfected people and on risk compensation, which is when a person adjusts his/her behavior in response... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...also approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in adults. It is not known whether tenofovir DF is safe and effective for treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in children under the age of 18 years. Dosage... Read more »
Connect With Others


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? Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...have to take...and you know how it goes. Now, I will be taking INTELENCE 120, VIREAD, NORVIR and PREZISTA. The problem - side effects. After ALL these years, I have NEVER read the side-effect labels. This time I did and had a big time meltdown.... Read more »


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? 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 Read more »