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Combination Therapy Truvada And Viramune

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)? cycle. The first drug of this type is: Raltegravir (Isentress, RGV) How Are the Drugs Used? Antiretroviral drugs are usually used in combinations of three or more drugs from more than one class. This is called "Combination Therapy." Combination therapy works better than using just one ARV alone, It also helps prevent drug resistance. Manufacturers of ARVs keep trying to make their drugs easier to take, and have combined some...
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HieI have been on Truavada and Efivaranz for the past six years. I moved to Malawi from UK and the clinicians prescribed me Efivaranz, Tenofovir and Lamuvidine. Can I go ahead and take it.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post from Malawi.Since Truvada is tenofovir+FTC and FTC is very similar to lamivudine (3TC), it's perfectly ok to switch from Truvada+efavirenz to tenofovir+lamivudine+efavirenz. Read more »

HIV PEP combination therapy less than 4 weeks

Hi,I read that theretically the combination therapy (combovir plus kaletra) should have succeeded by now after two weeks. Is that correct? I know the WHO guidelines say 4 weeks.Regards,Alex
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Alex,I certainly would not trust "theoretically" in this case! PEP should be taken for a full 28-day course. Dr. Bob 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 therapy, given a couple of recent small studies showing high rates of virological failure and mutations. (DAUFIN, Lapadula et al.)This would seem to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.I would generally agree that the combination of Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) and nevirapine (Viramune) should be reserved for special circumstances in first-line treatment. Several studies have raised the possibility... Read more »

Long term effects from combination therapy?

Is it possible to have effects as long as 8 months after treatment ended. Interferon/Ribavirin combination. Experiencing severe mouth sores. Could it be from a reduced immune system?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would doubt that your mouth sores are related to interferon and ribavirin. The effects of these drugs wash out in the first month. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) (Nukes) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) (Non-Nukes) Part B: Combination Therapy, Protease and Fusion Inhibitors Combination Therapy Protease Inhibitors Fusion Inhibitors ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...fromdifferent classes, HIV has a much harder time mutating enough to develop drugresistance. What does this mean to you? It means that combination therapy with drugsthat block HIV at different steps of its lifecycle can prevent most of... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

The Rationale for Combination Therapy

...Combination therapy is now the standard of care for patients with late-stage HIV disease ( 3 ), and the trend is now to prescribe combinations of Read more »
The Body PRO

Triple Combination Therapy Including Indinavir is Effective in Advanced AIDS

...developed a kidney stone which required drug discontinuation. The study has been extended and all patients have been offered triple combination therapy. Read more »
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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 »

RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
...gave in to temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days. The first night, it was two hours after taking the viramune / truvada. The next day, it was in the afternoon. No problems other than a little stomach upset. However... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... 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 »