How Long Does Truvada Stay In Your Body

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...easy to use.Preferred regimens included: NNRTI-based regimen Atripla (efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine) PI-based regimens Prezista (darunavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada (tenofovir +emtricitabine) Reyataz (atazanavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada Integrase inhibitor-based regimen Isentress (raltegravir) and Truvada ...
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The (Tenofovir) in Truvada is making my Kidneys leak Phosphorous. My HIV doctor insists that the (Tenofovir) is responsible for keeping my HIV under control (my Viral load is "Not Detectable" and my CD4 count is almost reaching 600.But my "Kidney...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Truvada can be replaced by Epzicom to give your kidneys a rest. High phosphate will eventually leave your bones weak since the body steals Read more »

Switching to Truvada and side effects

My doctor recently switched me from Combivir to Truvada because of the "long term possibility of toxicity". I took Truvada about a year ago and had a horrible reaction to it. My doctor suggested I give it another try. I started taking it again and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Nope. And I would agree it's not only highly unusual, but doubtful it's related to Truvada. A drug that you take internally that gets into your bloodstream and travels throughout your body would not cause "lingering Read more »

truvada reyataz

I am taking truvada and reyataz 200.Viral load undetecteable but my CD4 do not want to increase and are very low. I had a Hodgkin cancer cured in december. Any clue or information which may help as not any doctors understand.thks for any help you...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...cells. This can last a while. In addition, for those with profoundly low CD4 cells prior to therapy (especially if low for a long time) it can be difficult for the immune system to make cells at a fast rate.My experience has been that as long... Read more »

Switch to Reyataz/Truvada?

My doctor and I are thinking of changing regimens from Kaletra/Combivir to Reyataz/Truvada and I wanted a second view from you. In particular, I wanted to confirm that I'm appropriately evaluating the new side effects that I might be facing on...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...kideny related adverse effects from tenofovir. It sounds like you are not actively infected with Hep B, but you should know that Truvada (tenofovir and FTC) are both active against HBV as well as HIV. As far as bone, again, we are not seeing... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle Epivir) Epzicom (Epivir plus Ziagen) Trizivir (Retrovir plus Epivir plus Ziagen) Truvada (Emtriva plus Viread) Combining HIV Drugs Doctors often combine drugs from different... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, June 22, 2010

...Even if I Don't Exercise? I'm 51 years old and take Isentress (raltegravir), Norvir (ritonavir), Prezista (darunavir) and Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) as well as Androgel. I used to have an OK body but have recently developed a big belly. I don't... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...stavudine (d4T), retrovir (AZT) or efavirenz (Sustiva,) talk to your doctor about changing medications. However, it can take a long time to reverse changes in body shape. Implants or injections are the only way to deal with sunken cheeks. These... Read more »
The Body

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

...started 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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