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Is Viramune Plus Truvada A Good Combination

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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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Viramune and Truvada

I have been taking Viramune and Truvada for almost 5 years. I have always taken my pills exactly 12 hours apart. My cell phone reminds me most of the time. I have only had 1 small spike in my VL when I had a chest cold. Twice in the last 5 years I...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...when you are late taking this combination of medications. Both Truvada (the coformulation of Viread and Emtriva), as well as Viramune have very long half lives, which means that these drugs stay in your system for a long time after you have... Read more »

Truvada + Viramune + grapefruit?

I was wondering if it was ok to eat grapefruit with my drug combination of Truvada and Viramune. I've been searching, but can't find a clear answer. Thank you.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge grapefruit can lower protease inhibitor levels but is likely OK with nevirapine. Levels can be checked if concern is high. KH 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
...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 got more people to undetectable compared to kaletra; however, those on... Read more »

Truvada and Viramune

I just started about two weeks ago my treatment with Truvada and Viramune, and I have being doing great with no side effects. They made me feel very sleepy but thats it. My question is can I get resistance to this medicine if I am late 1 or 2 hours...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...Yes, that is very true. Both Truvada and Viramune have very long half lives, which mean that these drugs stay in your system for a long time after you have taken Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Intelence (etravirine or TMC-125) Rescriptor (delavirdine) Sustiva (efavirenz) Viramune (nevirapine) Protease Inhibitors (PIs) These drugs interfere with HIV's... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

... Combination Pills Atripla Brand Name:   Atripla Other Name(s): Sustiva plus Truvada plus Viread Generic Name(s): Efavirenz plus emtricitabine and tenofovir ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...restricting its activity. Year Approved * Generic Name Trade Name Also Known As: Manufacturer 1996 Nevirapine Viramune NVP Boehringer Ingelheim & generic 1997 Delavirdine Rescriptor DLV ViiV Healthcare 1998 ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...kinase (relates to muscle problems   * These pill counts reflect the "normal" use of each drug. However, doctors are now combining antiretroviral medications in new ways. Doses of each drug may be higher or lower in the new combinations. Read more »
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Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
This is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »

RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
...temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days. The first night, it was two hours after taking the viramune / truvada. The next day, it was in the afternoon. No problems other than a little stomach upset. However today, another... Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

drugs that can be used with norvair and truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am resistant to Sustiva and have a rash because of the Reyataz. what other combinations of drugs can be used with truvada and norvair? Read more »