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Getting A Prescription For Truvada

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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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Getting off sustiva and truvada

I am on sustiva and truvada and would like to take a break from meds for six months. What is the best way to do it? I ask since I have heard sustiva stays in the system longer than truvada and I am not sure if I should stop taking them on the same...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stopping HIV treatment is not recommended due to increased risk for both AIDS and non-AIDS (such as heart disease and cancer) events as demonstrated by the SMART and other studies, If Sustiva is stopped I recommend using a boosted protease... Read more »

truvada for prevention - hes positive and i'm not

I have been dating a guy, who was diagnosed as HIV positive about a year ago (he is being treated currently), for a few months now and we are considering becoming sexually active. I am negative and only practice safe sex. For all intensive purposes,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.You ask several really important questions- ones that have been given a lot of recent attention with the recent FDA approvals of Truvada (tenofoviv/FTC) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and home-based HIV testing.First,... Read more »

Can I get Truvada Efavirenz in USA

Dr Young,Firstly, I want to thank all your time and generosity at this web. My question is the following: I am from Ecuador and I am planning to travel to US on next holidays (december and january). I get my meds (truvada and efavirenz) and they are...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Saludos and thanks for posting.While it may take a few phone calls, I don't suspect that there will be too much of a problem in getting your medications. I'd start by figuring out which pharmacy you'd like to get your medications... Read more »

Can Truvada and Viramune XR combo cause anxiety?

Hello, I have been on meds for about five years now. I started taking Combivir and Kaletra but I couldn't handle the diarrheas which where already there to do not having a Gall Bladder and suffering from IBS. I was switch to Combivir and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Anxiety has not been a prominent feature of nevirapine-a small percentage of patients switching from standard to nevirapine XR may have more CNS side effects (usually not much of a problem with Truvada though can sometimes cause CNS side... Read more »
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Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) just finding the side affects of sustiva really can be hard to cope with,... Read more »

Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid any attention to my pill bottles, and noticed that this is the... Read more »

Anyone having trouble with Truvada

Posted by ScotCharles, 5 Replies
Since beginning Truvada I have been plagued by frequent, loose BMs. I was taking Emtriva and Viread separately before with little side effects; but, shortly after beginning Truvada, I started having these gastric issues. The BMs are bad enough but... Read more »

HIV+ & recently started Truvada or Atripla

Posted by HENNEHIVSTUDY, 1 Reply

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