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AIDS InfoNet

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) is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Emtricitabine is also...
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Earliest

What is the earliest that we should have a single pill with minimal complicationsand Hiv turns to history as far as possible z
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The good news is that we already have very simple to take, and often well tolerated medications for the treatment of HIV infection. In fact, recently a single pill became available that is highly effective in the treatment of HIV infection. It is... Read more »

questioning meds

hi guysi got diagnosed in feb this year with a vl of 489 000 and cd4 of 51. went onto videx / 3tc / kaletra which was awful and after 1 month my doctor replaced videx with zerit.my counts in early june was vl 82 and cd4 132.i went to see another...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This combination is ok, but in the developed world Zerit use is dropping off and mostly Viread is taking its place. If you are not having side effects from Kaletra then there is no pressing reason to replace it. That said, you could talk to your... Read more »

Lipo friendly?

As medications go, and as much as is currently known, is the combination of reyataz, epivir, and emtriva relatively lipo friendly?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Reyataz is very lipo friendly. In fact, there are a few case reports of single drug switching from another agent to Reyataz (in the setting of full virologic suppression) leading to some reversal of lipodystrophy.Both Epivir and Emtriva and very... Read more »

First labbs after starting treatment

Hi Dr. Young:I just got my first labs after 5 weeks of starting meds. My tcells went from 257 to 482. (15.7 to 27.7). My vl went from 205,305 to less than 2000 (1923). I am on Kaltera, Viread and Emtriva. I never missed a single dose--(In fact,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Kevin-good to hear from you. Your lab results are fantastic. They show a hugh drop in viral load and great increase in both CD4 percentage and absolute counts. In fact, your dental work might have caused your viral load to be elevated (at 5... Read more »
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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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Drug Names and Manufacturers

Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors Integrase Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Antisense Drugs Immune Modulators None of these drugs can... Read more »
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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

em-tri-SIT-uh-bean Brand Name: Emtriva Other Name(s): 524W91, FTC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Emtricitabine, also known as Emtriva or FTC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Emtriva, Reyataz, Videx Ec

Posted by pooo, 3 Replies
Are any of you on Emtriva, Reyataz or Videx Ec?? If so how are you doing on them and have you had any side effects? Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled oral thrush for over a year now and his first doctor never suggested an... Read more »