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Is Kaletra Plus Truvada A Good Combination

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Truvada

...popular fixed dose combination in use now, this combination of Viread and Emtriva has proven durable and long-lasting -- earning it a place on the treatment guidelines preferred regimen backbones. And like the other combos, combining the drugs extends their patent life for the company -- an added incentive beyond the convenience of single-pill dosing for patients. The same caveats about possible kidney toxicities and hepatitis B apply because...
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Truvada, Kaletra and Abacavir

Dear Dr. Frascino, Thank you so much for all you do. My brother in Africa started Abacavir, Kaletra, and Truvada 2 months ago with CD4 885 and VL 11,000. His Previous combo was DDI,D4t and viread. The thing is he couldn't get Abacavir anymore. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is really a combination of two medications, tenofovir (Viread) plus emtricitabine (Emtriva). The combination of Truvada plus Kaletra (lopinavir boosted by ritonavir) is considered to be a potent HAART regimen (more potent that your brother's... Read more »

Truvada and Kaletra

First of all I would like to thank all of you angels for the wonderful job that you do . Not doctors but angels. My question is . I have been positive for 1 year and had a stable t-cell count . Well now I have to start meds . My doctor is a very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Although not every regimen works for everyone, in general Truvada plus Kaletra is considered one of our best currently available combinations. As a matter of fact, those are two of my current Read more »

kaletra/truvada or viramune/truvada

After 7 years of being diagnosed with HIV now my CD4 97, VL 23,000, resistance test came back negative. I'm on bactrim, no oportunistic infections ever or any other illness, all other labs within normal ranges. My doctor advised me to take...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Your viral load is of a moderate level and most regimens should get you down to an undetectable level. A recent study comparing kaletra and efavirenz (a cousin of nevirapine) combined with drugs like truvada demonstrated that efavirenz regimens... Read more »

Kaletra and Truvada side effect

Dr.Young Thanks for your great support to all of us. I just started on Kaletra and Truvada 5 days ago , so far so good only problem is my sleep , is possible to get insomnia or depression as side effect from this combination ? Thanks
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Neither depression nor insomnia are strongly associated with any of your current HIV medications. Nevertheless, if these symptoms are troubling you, I'd contact your doctor and let him or her know what's going on.Best... Read more »
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Combination Medications

...fight HIV. Year Approved * Generic Name Trade Name Also Known As: Manufacturer 2000 Lopinavir/ritonavir Kaletra, Aluvia LPV/r Abbott & generic 4. Other Combinations in Development Year Approved * ... Read more »
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STEP 6: Choosing the Right HIV Treatment

...1995 To read more about David, click here . Atripla (a single pill containing three HIV meds) Reyataz plus Norvir plus Truvada Prezista plus Norvir plus Truvada Isentress plus Truvada Twice-daily Kaletra plus Combivir (for pregnant... Read more »
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HIV Treatment Guidelines

...regimen Isentress (raltegravir) and Truvada Preferred regimen for pregnant women Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) twice-daily and Combivir (zidovudine +lamivudine) Alternative Regimens... Read more »
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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Just Started Meds

Posted by mkejb, 2 Replies
...emotionally. Anyway, after my second back-to-back round of labs, my counts are pretty dismal, so I have begun taking meds. I am on Truvada/Kaletra. My question is what should I expect as I begin? I have been on them for 4 days now and I am... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...scared.. about to start treatment. My dr wants to use an induction/maintenance strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »