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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) 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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Side effects of Atripla

Is loosing weight one of the potential side effects of atripla? I force myself to eat alot and yet do not seem to be gaining any weight. In fact, I have lost about 5 pounds in the 3 months I have been taking atripla.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Weight loss is not generally associated with the medications in Atripla (tenofovir, FTC, efavirenz).It would seem that if you're forcing yourself to eat that at the least, evaluating your diet and/or anorexia is in... Read more »

My latest update

Dr. Daar,I had hoped to hit the undetectable VL by now, but found out today that Im not yet there. A quick review of my lab results: 9/20/05 CD4 350/25%, VL 98,559. 11/21/05 CD4 288/18%, VL 43,299. Had a resistance test at this point also a...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Hi Mike,It sounds like you were on therapy at the time the September and November laboratories were performed. Let me know if that is not true. Regardless, resistance testing suggested that you may have some early nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »

FTC and lipoatrophy?

Dr. Young,Is FTC one of the drugs considered a high risk for lipoatrophy? If so or not, which are, and which do you avoid perscribing?Tyler
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Most experts believe that injury to the cell's mitochondria (a cellular organ responsible for manufacturing energy) correlate with risk of lipoatrophy. As such, the fact that d4T causes mito injury and risk of lipoatrophy... Read more »

Hep B - Sustiva

My doctor is about to start me on Truvada/Sustiva - I read that Sustiva can cause activate liver problems. Does the fact that I had Hep B in 1995, but have recovered from it now, make any difference?Thanks !
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.If you've recovered from HBV infection, there shouldn't be any problems taking the tenofovir/FTC (Truvada) +efavirenz (Sustiva) regimen. Indeed, many would say that Truvada is the drug of choice for coinfected persons with... 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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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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The Buzz: FTC Superiority Over d4T in Phase III Trial

On July 30th, Triangle Pharmaceuticals announced the early plans to unblind a pivotal study investigating the effect of FTC (Coviracil) in the treatment of HIV disease. As an investigator for the study, the news came to us with much surprise, since... 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 »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when: You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »

Facts II. WIndow Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Without having to travel so far away, you can find posts of Dr. Santana (The Body Spanish section) where he refers to the window period in a very similar way to what I said before, In one of his posts he says: test at 3 months, at 6 months, at 9... Read more »