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How Long Does Viread Stay In Your Body

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...transcriptase enzyme. There aremany approved NRTIs: Emtriva (emtricitabine or FTC) Epivir (lamivudine or 3TC) Retrovir (zidovudine or AZT) Videx (didanosine or ddI) Viread (tenofovir) Zerit (stavudine or d4T) Ziagen (abacavir) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs or"non-nukes") Like NRTIs, these...
Ask the Experts

body changes. switch to viread?

my body is changing. can i change meds from stavudine to viread
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...regimen, and that you don't have any particular risks for the uncommon, but characteristic side effects/toxicity of tenofovir (Viread, part of Truvada and Atripla; namely kidney or bone disease), I'd think that the switch from d4T to TDF-based... Read more »

body changes on 3TC + Viread + Kaletra

Dear doctor,I am 27 yrs old male diagnosed poz Dec 07 (tested negative on 06) and have seen a sharp drop on my CD4 since then. It declined from 570 Jan 07 to 221 last month. I also had resistance test which indicated K103N mutation. My doctor just...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...with this combination. But you may have no problems whatsoever and do well for years without the need to change anything. If body changes do occur, they tend to develop slowly over a number of months, rapid changes are distinctly unusual. The... Read more »

Am I taking too many meds?

Dear Dr. McGowan,About 2 months ago I was given a new cocktail by my physician. When I started this combination my VL was undetectable and my CD-4 cells were 310. The virus is resistent to most of the older type meds but now I am on: TMC125,...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...drugs available we do have to build up the regimen with some partly active drugs. This may be what your doctor is doing. So viread and epivir may be included even though your virus is resistant if they are needed to make a total combination... 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 »

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...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 control... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: One 300 mg capsule plus 100 mg Norvir, once daily (this dose must be used if taking Viread or Truvada), or two 200 mg capsules, once daily; take with food. Also available in 100 mg and 150 mg capsules.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: Read more »
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So when they say you should be on medication....

Posted by Izabella, 2 Replies
...years to find a combination that I could tolerate. Besides the medication they wanted to start me on was Truvda, which has Viread, a drug that made me the queen of puke. He also wanted to put me on Norivir to boost, another drug that I had... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...I'll probably have a heartattack from all the crap I eat long before that! LOL And also my doctor is changing my Epivir and Viread combo to Truvada, so now I am going to be taking just 2 pills a day instead of 3, which was a change from 11 over... Read more »

Doing the Study!

Posted by Blixer, 6 Replies of others... You are the greatest... I've got the afternoon off... I just wish it were warmer here today and I'd do a LONG bike ride. Read more »

human body

Posted by Anonymous
...can you please send me a picture of the human body. thanks Read more »