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Emtricitabine And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

...Emtricitabine is also known as FTC. Emtricitabine is also active against hepatitis B. Emtricitabine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted into an infected cell's own genetic codes. Who Should Take Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine was...
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black pigments

Goodday DR.Brain.I am currently on Viramune{nivirapine} and Kivexa and i am experiencing black pigments on the soles of my legs.To be candit it is embarassing.It is working well with me shld i change my combination tharapy or what shld i do .Thanks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...is possible. The lamividine can occasionally cause some pigment changes which have been seen more often with emtricitabine (HIV drug with similar structure also known as FTC). KH Read more »

HIV+HEPATITIS B AND CIRRHOSIS

HELLO MY SPOUSE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE ABOVE DISEASES HIV ABOUT 20 YRS AGO HE GOT DIAGNOSED WITH HEPATITIS B ABOUT A YEAR AGO THAT HEPATITIS B GIVES U CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER? HE HAD BIOPSY OF THE LIVER
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your husband is a candidate for HIV treatment even if he has not been treated in the past. Some HIV medications have dual action against HIV and HBV. Atripla is Read more »

Hiv from paper towel ?

Please help me doctor, i'm so scared. After mutual masturbation, i used a paper towel with a rest of sperm from my hiv+ friend to clean my penis , also the urethra area. He used it approximately 10 minutes before, but could still have been a bit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. I would not have recommended PEP.2. Truvada contains two antiretroviral drugs, emtricitabine Read more »

CD4 count decrease and viral load decrease

Iam currently on second line Hiv treatment and taking a combination Truvada and Aluvia.After noticing that my cd4 count had dropped to 172 from 242 but my viral load has decreased from from about 8000 to about 1500 i took a sensitivity test which...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...There are likely several options to replace emtricitabine with another one or two HIV meds that your virus is not resistant to. I don't think it's wise to continue with your current regimen and maintaining a detectable Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Performs Better Than Abacavir/Lamivudine in Subgroup of Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV-Infected Individuals

... What For HIV-infected individuals starting antiretroviral therapy (ART), it has been unclear which of two commonly used drug combinations Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Receive Tenofovir, Emtricitabine During Childbirth Have Decreased Risk of Developing Drug Resistance, Study Says

... HIV-positive women who are pregnant and receive the antiretrovirals tenofovir and emtricitabine during childbirth could reduce the Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...may lower the amount of HIV-1 in the blood, and it may also allow the number of immune cells called CD4+ cells to increase. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Emtricitabine in capsule form was approved by the FDA on July 2, 2003, for use with other... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID, NIH, on Results From the CAPRISA 004 Microbicide Study

...findings from the CAPRISA 004 microbicide study, which marks a significant milestone both for the microbicide research field and HIV prevention as a whole. For years, antiretroviral medicines have been effectively used to treat HIV infection.... Read more »
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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 »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
...Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...big time meltdown. Because of everything I read, I haven't started these yet. Can anyone shed some light on these drugs (my HIV Specialist said a couple were so new that I was the first she had prescribed). And, if anyone has any words of... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law Read more »