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Combination Therapy Truvada And Viramune

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truvada and viramune

I'm just starting to take meds. Is truvada and viramune a good drug combination for first line therapy? I've always heard and seen first line therapy should be boosted with a PI....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Thanks for your post.I think that both points are not incorrect. Truvada + nevirapine would be a perfectly reasonable alternate first-line non-nuke-based treatment. I'd be cautious to use this in persons with higher CD4 counts (women >250,... Read more »

Doubts about the Viramune/Truvada combo?

There seems to be slowly emerging consensus that this regimen should not be offered as first-line... Read more »

viramune/epicom vs sustiva/truvada?

i am treatment naive and am scared of taking meds....my t cells are 245 @ 17% and my viral load is... Read more »
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Strategies for First Line HIV Therapy

Table of Contents Introduction Some Questions to Answer Before Starting First Line Therapy ... When to Start Therapy The Best Starting Combination Remember the Goals of Therapy Two Common Tests for Checking Immune Health NRTIs and NtRTIs ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Fat Wasting and HAART

Combination HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has many benefits, such as strengthening the immune system, improving overall health and dramatically lengthening survival. Newer formulations and combinations of HAART are generally well... Read more »
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New Expanded Access Drugs for Use in Combination Therapy

These drugs are only available through expanded access programs. Therefore, they are experimental drugs and information about their best use, drug interactions and safety is limited. September¬†1998 SUSTIVA/ Efavirenz ZIAGEN/ Abacavir ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Simplification of Therapy: Caution Needed

Since the early days of potent combination therapy for HIV (commonly called ART or HAART), doctors and their patients have wanted fewer and safer drugs in treatment regimens. There are many reasons for this but perhaps the main one is to reduce the... Read more »
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New combined Truvada/Sustiva combination

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi.
Just wondered if anybody knew as to when the above co-formulated combo will be available? I s it this year?
I am starting with Truvada + Sustiva, but as I not keen on taking tablets anyway, I would rather take just 1 tablet instead of 2.
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Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
This is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »

Day 38 of Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 2 Replies
Reached undetectable in 30 days. I was ecstatic to hear that. Only minor side effects, like a moderate fever for four days after starting the HAART regimen... and twice vomited for no reason. Never do that normally. Had to be the body adjusting... Read more »

RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
I am on about day 45 of this regimen, my first. Reached undetectable under 30 days, will see doc again on September 7, 6 days away. I have to do labs prior to going, and I gave in to temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days.

The... Read more »