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How Long Does Tenofovir Stay In Your Body

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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

... te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Name(s): Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir, GS-4331-05, PMPA Prodrug, TDF, Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, also known as Viread or tenofovir DF, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase
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Atripla Every Other Day

Dr. DeJesus, My Dr. suggested to me that I would be a good candidate for taking Atripla Every Other day. Do you every suggest this to patients in your office? Cant wait to hear from you on this one
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...Atripla, as you probably know, is a coformulation of efavirenz, tenofovir and emtricitabine. All these drugs have very long half lives, which means that they stay in your bloodstream for a long time Read more »

Can PEP cause body fat changes?

Hello there,I have recently had a random sexual encounter where I was the insertive partner and the condom broke. I found out after that the guy I was with had HIV so I decided to take PEP. The doctor put me on 28 days of Kaletra. So while I am...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...There is absolutely no evidence that body fat changes can occur this rapidly after starting antiretroviral therapy of any kind. Any proposed mechanisms of such changes Read more »

switch or stay on therapy

Hi!I am 29 years old, diagnosed a year ago with acute HIV syndrome (VL ~320K). Started taking Kaletra, Epivir and Videx EC. Had my first undetectable test after 7 months on therapy and switched Videx for Ziagen (just for convenience so I didn't have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lipohypertrophy (fat gain in the belly or breasts or "buffalo hump"), for your situation I would recommend Sustiva plus Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtriva). Good luck, Gregg. I don't think looking great and living those five extra years are mutually... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body is dead, the more difficult it is for HIV to survive. Refrigeration slows down this process. Once the virus leaves the human body, it dies within minutes, since the virus is immediately going into an environment in which it cannot survive.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...Epivir (lamivudine or 3TC) Retrovir (zidovudine or AZT) Videx (didanosine or ddI) Viread (tenofovir) Zerit (stavudine or d4T) Ziagen (abacavir) ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz) taken with indinavir (Crixivan) due to the increased risk of jaundice. Amprenavir levels are increased by atazanavir. Tenofovir (Viread) lowers blood levels of atazanavir. Atazanavir can increase levels of hormones contained in birth... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...side effects, and were easy to use.Preferred regimens included: NNRTI-based regimen Atripla (efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine) PI-based regimens Prezista (darunavir) and low-dose Norvir... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, July 27, 2010

...taking my wife's HIV meds as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) -- she takes Norvir (ritonavir), Reyataz (atazanavir) and Truvada (tenofovir/FTC). Will this regimen work as PEP? What are my chances of becoming HIV positive in this instance?   ... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
...Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Read more »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
...99 VL 88K) but I didn't start meds they put me on antibiotics to prevent PCP but it only made me break out in a horrible full body rash. Anyway I went to another hospital to seek treatment and I they have done all the bloodwork and ran all the... Read more »

New Owners at The Body

Posted by TheBody I want to be the first to tell you about an exciting development here that will allow us to expand the resources we've long been proud to be able to provide to the HIV community. On Sept. 3, Body Health Resources Corporation --... Read more »