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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): FTC/TDF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Reduce the Risk of Sexually Acquired HIV Infection WARNING: Truvada can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood) and liver...
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Hyertension in eldery with HIV, on TDF+FTC+EFV

The Querry is " Wether long term use of TDF+FTC+EFV (FDC onepill) raises Blood Presure in an elderly patient who was normotensive otherwise ? if so remedy."...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
No clear signal overall about increased blood pressure from (atripla-TDF+ FTC+EFV)--increased blood pressure in more common with age and with increased weight gain as complicating factors in the general population. If there is some renal impairment... Read more »

FTC shuts down Discreet

Hi Dr. Bob,The Federal Trade Commision has banned the import of Discreet home HIV test into the U.S. They claimed (I believe) a 99.6% accuracy. The FDA tested this kit and found 15% to 56% inaccuracy (both false negative and false positive)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for the news flash! As I've said for many years, HIV test kits that are not FDA-approved are not approved for a reason! Buyer Beware!Stay well. Stay informed!Dr. Bob... 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...
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 »

you covered FTC something about Lacitc acidosis?

Dr. Pierone,Maybe I am incorrect but you did an article something about the effects of FTC and the liver. I apologize if I am incorrect but I am not doctor.Do you think this drug is safer than other drugs that can before it, what is the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Here is the <a href="http://www.thebody.com/confs/ias2003/pierone7.html" target=_new>link</a> for the report from the Paris meeting on FTC (emtricitabine, Emtriva). This medication is similar to 3TC (Epivir) but has a longer... Read more »
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"Discreet" HIV Test - Federal Trade Comm. Action

Posted by Anonymous
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I'm the person who had that horrible experience with the "Discreet" HIV test manufactured and distributed by Seville Marketing. One takes this test that at home and gets the "results" within minutes of taking the test. Well, I thought... Read more »

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