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How Fast Does Truvada Work

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efavirenz resistance

Hi DocLab tests just resulted in low level resistance to efavirenz. I am currently on truvada and efavirenz. My Doc wants to change to truvada and reyataz. I am concerned about the side effects of reyataz especially the yellowing of eyes and skin....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Sorry to hear about the efavirenz (Sustiva) resistance.A switch to truvada + reyatazalone would not be a good move. You would also need to take a small (100 mg) dose of Norvir (ritonavir) to balance Read more »

Does Truvada and Stocrin work for me?

Dear Dr HenryMy partner started on truvada and stocrin about 3 weeks ago and his CD4 count... Read more »

Viral Load Blip/Drug Change/Working = Fatigue (BLIPS, 2009)

Dr. Frascino,First of all I have read many of your responses to various questions and I love the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...patients (those who have never been on HIV drug therapy). In December 2009, U.S. HIV guidelines added Isentress along with a Truvada backbone as a preferred regimen for treatment-naive patients. The guidelines noted drawbacks: twice-a-day dosing,... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...with you in case of emergencies. Other drugs that contain tenofovir DF: Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada) Efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla) Recommended Daily Dose Recommended... Read more »

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...carry with you in case of emergencies. Other Drugs that Contain Emtricitabine Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada) Efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla) Recommended Daily Dose Recommended... 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 Read more »
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Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
This is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »

Starting Meds

Posted by Lisawithhope, 3 Replies
...I was diagnosed in March, My VL was 10,000,and my CD4 was 726. I just went for the results on my fasting bloodwork and now my VL is 7,000 and my CD4 is 204. I have been prescribed meds...Norvir,Reyataz,and Truvada. I am very afraid Read more »

Is tiredness a symptom?

Posted by James1941, 5 Replies
...have finished I need to sit down and rest for at least 30 minutes. I used to be able to walk miles and miles at a reasonably fast rate. Now, if I walk more than 0.5 of a mile my legs start to get so tired that they ache, much more than that and... Read more »

New to all of this.....

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...Sorry for so many questions, but I want to know that I am as well informed as I can possibly be. I am due to commence with Truvada + Sustiva this evening, but I am very concerned about the psychological effects of Sustiva. I hear that the... Read more »