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How Long Does Viread Take To Work

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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Names: TDF, tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection WARNING: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF) can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in your blood) and severe liver problems. ...
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Adding Viread to a working regimen

Hi, I have been positive for over 12 years, and started my first antiretroviral regimen 13 months ago. I am currently on Videx EC, Sustiva, Epivir (150mg 2 times a day). Essentially, I take my Videx EC and 150mg Epivir in the a.m on an empty stomach...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well - like yourself - I am a bit puzzled by the push from 3 meds to four. Given that your three seem to be working just fine. I can better understand the issues of changing which three you are on - there is some validity for example in noting... Read more »

Switching to Sustiva Viread Videx

I'm sorry this is so long, but it's been a long time since I changed regiments, am somewhat worried, and want to give you my whole picture before asking a bunch of questions. Thank you so much for reading through this and in advance for...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
That's okay that you have a long note with lots of questions. You raise several important concerns that will be good to discuss. I will attempt to address things in order but there may be some overlap.1. You start out mentioning that your... Read more »

Viread/3TC/Sustiva

Hello,Thank you for the excellent work you do on this site. Your help is really appreciated.For those starting their first HAART regimen and wishing to start on a PI-sparing combination, it seems that Combivir/Sustiva has always been an excellent...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I do favor the use of once daily regimens like Viread, Epivir, and Sustiva for initial management of HIV infection. There is nothing wrong with Combivir and Sustiva and we have many patients doing well on it for years.... Read more »

Viread/3TC/Sustiva

Hello, Thank you for the excellent work you do on this site. Your help is really appreciated. For those starting their first HAART regimen and wishing to start on a PI-sparing combination, it seems that Combivir/Sustiva has always been an excellent...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question and kind comments.You've mentioned a couple of the most frequently prescribed first-line treatments. The later regimen (tenofovir/3TC/efavirenz) is indeed a well tolerated and well studied combination. There is no... Read more »
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viread

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone switched or is using viread? If so, how long and any adverse side effects? I've had problems with pretty much all nukes except 3tc and wanted to see if this drug was similar?

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viread

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg and noticed increased lipo or new lipo or hair loss?

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swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Im 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune.
Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs were melting away)
Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with... Read more »

Viread,Combivir,Keletra:Med. Schedule that ROCKS!!

Posted by Anonymous
My friends,
I discovered a medicine regimen...that included the medicines above...and took a 7k viral load to >50 in a month and a half...as my nurse practitioner is convident in my addhearance to my meds...she allows me to find the most tolerant... Read more »