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Do I Need To Take Tenofovir

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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
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Truvada (tenofovir) And Kidneys

I'm due to start Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir. I just read a question to you about kidney problems with tenofovir. I've been hearing more and more people talk about kidney issues with this med. Or course, the ones doing very well on it aren't...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...kidney disease) was observed. Kidney health has also been of increased attention since the approval and wide-spread use of tenofovir, a medication that has been associated with sporadic reports of kidney injury.The available data (rather than a... Read more »

Question about a question about Tenofovir :)

Hi Mr. Vergel! I happened to read a question a Peruvian reader asked about his hemoglobin and in which he also explained about the situation of Tenofovir supplies in Peru. I am Peruvian too, right now living and working in the US. My partner lives...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Some people still have a sensitive virus after they develop resistance to abacavir.I will post this email so that the person who contacted me before can possibly send me their email. Thebody does not keep track of people's emails when they ask... Read more »

Tenofovir on hair and bone

Curious student from Africa:Is TDF actually distributed into hair, and what is the mechanism for hairloss?What is the probability of increased bone turnover within the first six months of use? Is there any data?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven't seen any data on tenofovir in hair or having much of an effect on hair growth. The effect of tenofovir on bone turnover/loss in adults has generally been Read more »

tenofovir vs abacavir

I am have been diagnosed hiv for the last 7 years and have enjoyed good health for most of it. I recently changed drs due to a move and he has shown concern regarding the creatin levels now showing in my kidney results and is suggesting i change...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...other medical conditions you have.If your creatinine has consistently increased by half a mg/dL or so from where it was while on tenofovir, and no other casues for this rise is found, I would consider a switch from tenofovir. Some people with a... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

... te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Name(s): Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir, GS-4331-05, PMPA Prodrug, TDF, Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Tenofovir... Read more »

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz... Read more »

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Truvada Other Name(s): Emtricitabina/ Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Truvada is a combination of two antiretroviral... Read more »
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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

...How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: Tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions have been... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm just starting treatment and my doctor who does things differently recommended tenofovir...I know it's a new drug. Has anyone any experience with it? Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
Hey-Been using this site for a long time, but never posted before. I have been POZ since 1987, which was contracted in 1984. And, I am still here!! I have been on EVERY antiviral drug approved by the FDA. Recently, I had to change my meds because... Read more »

need some help

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
hello all, recently, I just received my HIV lab result. My viral load is about 1.492 and CD 4 around 34 % of CD 3 and 349 uL is that a good number? anyone of you think i should start on meds? the doctor assistant told me that i shouldnt be on med... Read more »