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How Long Does Tenofovir Take To Work

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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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Hello, let me say first of all thank you for all you do for folks like us who have been diagnosed with HIV. I have been on Atripla for 3 months. My latest viral load is 420000 with a cd4 of 10 whereas my initial VL was 322000 with a cd4 of 0 at the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...protease inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, possibly etravirine (a new NNRTI) and possibly the CCR5 antagonist maraviroc. Also tenofovir (truvada) usually remains active. So there should be plenty of good options to knock this virus out.Best to... Read more »

long term HIV meds

I am in a lot of pain daily. Bones feel liked there breakin all lab work come out good. Can this pain be caused by the 13 years on HIV meds?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...checks). Chronic use of HIV meds doesn't generally directly cause pain as you describe though there may be some circumstances (ie tenofovir related severe bone problems or AZT related muscle damage)where a specific drugs may be a major factor. KH Read more »

Combivir & Tenofovir

Hi, I've been taking Combivir and Tenofovir for 3 years as my first combination. It seems to work for me, viral load below 50 and CD4 count of 700+ for virtually all that time. My Consultant mentioned they dont use this as a first combination...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...demonstrated underperformance compared with NNRTI-based HAART. Interestingly, there were some small studies of Combivir and tenofovir (Viread) which actually showed reasonably good results. But again, based on the overall literature showing... Read more »

Switching from AZT to Tenofovir?

Thank you for providing this excellent source of HIV info.I am a 46 yo male, have been taking AZT, 3TC, and Sustiva for 18 months. VL is undetectable, CD4 28% 415, I feel healthy and exercise regularly. No sign of lipo-atrophy either. However...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...your kidney function is otherwise normal I am not sure your history of gout would raise unusual concerns regarding the use of tenofovir.Sorry I can't give you a more definitive answer but I am not sure there really is one. Whatever you do should... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Combo Drug Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

EuroSIDA Study Finds a Signal of Kidney Toxicity With Tenofovir or Atazanavir

...people from 35 countries. EuroSIDA can provide a powerful tool to analyze health-related trends in HIV-positive people. Tenofovir and the Kidneys The anti-HIV drug tenofovir (Viread, and in Atripla and Truvada) is an effective part of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also 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 »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...Hey-Been using this site for a long time, but never posted before. I have been POZ since 1987, which was contracted in 1984. And, I am still here!! I have been Read more »

todays paper...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply and effective" before recommending it, said Dr. Susan Buchbinder, who leads one study in San Francisco. The drugs are tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine, or FTC (Emtriva), sold in combination as Truvada by Gilead Sciences Inc., a... Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »