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How Fast Does Truvada Work

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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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Are exercise supplements like jacked 3d or fast twitch safe?

My good friend who is HIV positive began taking these two work out supplements pre-exercise for a "harder workout." Since this time he has developed diarrhea that will not go away, even with the use of antibiotics. He has lost a tremendous...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I would stay away from them since they increase blood pressure, heart rate, anxiety, palpitations and affect sleep if taken after 3 pm.They also can cause diarrhea, specially the ones with creatine and whey protein. Try to eat a diet consisting of... Read more »

Re: how fast does therapy work

this email may help the person who asked the question about how quickly can therapy work.my partner was diagnosed in July 2008 with (like you) a low CD4 count (10) and a VL of 50,000.He had PCP at time of diagnosis.He is 43.He was put on Atripla in...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your story. Your partner responded very well, and as would be predicyed for someone who was taking his/her meds correctly.Joe... Read more »

how fast do meds work

My partner just found out and her count is 159. She just started on a med call Atripla, her Dr. told her she could have her surgery once her count is above 200. ii was wandering how fat do these drugs work?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. There generally is a prompt increase in the CD4+ lymphocyte count once therapy is started. Most people starting at 160 will be over 200 within 3 to 6 months of starting treatment. Good luck to you and your partner!... Read more »

atripla. how fast does it work?

just got diagnosed HIV+ and syphilis two weeks ago. was feeling sick and tired, and couldn't get rid of a cold. I was in the early phase of syphilis infection, so the pennicillin should knock it out. Just popped my first atripla about 30...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Antiretroviral medications start to interfere with viral replication quickly. However, the recovery of your immune system can take many months. Meanwhile, as long as your T cells are at a low level, you are still at risk for opportunistic infections... Read more »
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How fast can resistance develop?

Posted by PozInOrlando, 4 Replies
I take Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir every single day and have not missed a daily dose yet. I take them before bed, usually with a light snack.

I try to take them around 11pm, though a few nights I have taken them at 12am, 1am and 2am. Can resistance... Read more »

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 »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 3 Replies
hello
Just went to a new DR said to go with this combo and i am wondering did it help anyone. i used to take Combivir and Crixivan and he said those are old meds no one takes them anymore there is so much better out there now...is he correct are... Read more »

Feel like doctor is pulling a fast one on me.

Posted by Contrapositive1, 1 Reply
Hi, I just tested positive almost 2 weeks ago. I was in the hospital about a month ago because of being very ill. The hospital said they are doing an HIV test to rule out Acute HIV Infection, although, a week after my discharge, I called my primary... Read more »