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Emtriva

Common Name: emtricitabine or FTC Brand Name: Emtriva Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg capsule once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. The dosing needs to be adjusted for people who have decreased kidney function. It is also available as an oral solution; for children 0-3 months the dose is 3 mg per 2.2 lbs....
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Coviracil (FTC, emtricitabine)

What can you tell us about Coviracil (FTC, emtricitabine) and its role in treating coinfected people. I know its under FDA approval, when should it be approved, how can I get it now, and are there any clinical trials?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
FTC is quite active against HBV, more so than 3TC. However it is not active against 3TC resistant virus either HIV or HBV. It is given once per day which is an advantage too. It is nearing FDA approval so it is not readily available. You can try the... Read more »

FTC & 3TC

First, a big thanks to all for this wonderful site.Recently, my HIV specialist changed my meds from Combivir & Sustiva to Reyataz, Norvir, Emtriva & Epivir. I am questioning the need for both 3TC & FTC (as one is a sub-set of the other), but cannot...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
As fast as you can, immediately find another doctor. There is no reason I can think of (and I have a pretty good imagination) that justifies use of 3TC and FTC together. Further, telling you that he just picked from different columns demonstrates... Read more »

High creatinine levels

I am a 55 yr old man living with HIV for 20 years. I developed diabetes a few years ago and never had any problems with my A1C. For the last 6 mos my A1C has been high and my creatinine is at 2. I complained I was urinating at least 3 times a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV can cause renal dysfunction (HIV nephropathy) which seems to be a particularly serious problem in Arican-American. Treating HIV effetively is important to slow down that process (so stopping HIV meds is generally not the answer). For... Read more »

need help a.s.a.p.

hey docs, been on sustiva, viread,and epivir for 2 years with great results. no side effects to speak of, v.l. <50 for 18 months, t cells around 500 consistantly. never missed a dose,ever! had my 3 month check up today and my doc is changing my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Since FTC (one of the ingredients of Atripla) and 3TC (Epivir) are very similar in activity and side effects, switching from tenofovir (Viread), 3TC and efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) to the tenofovir/FTC/efavirenz combo pill... Read more »
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An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

em-tri-SIT-uh-bean, 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... Read more »
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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 (Sustiva),... Read more »
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Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

What Is Emtricitabine? Who Should Take Emtricitabine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Emtricitabine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Emtricitabine React With Other Drugs? What Is Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine (Emtriva)... Read more »
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Lamivudine (Epivir)

What Is Lamivudine? Who Should Take Lamivudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »