Kaletra And Truvada Combination

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Pro's and Cons

...What are the pros and cos of taking kaletra and truvada combination. This is my 3rd year on meds. Im not sure if should change to something different. Any advice is appreciated. my CD4 is in the
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Truvada and Kaletra has been an excellent combination used by many people for years. The "pros" are a combination with a proven track Read more »

Drug interactions

I am currently taking Kaletra and truvada in combination for HIV. I have a severe sinus infection... Read more »

had same side effects with this PEP combo

Just a note. I experienced the same side effects of chest pain, difficult breathing and dry cough... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...adverse events, including neuropathy. See tips. Viread decreases the concentration levels of Reyataz. In addition, Reyataz and Kaletra increase Viread concentrations. The reason for these interactions is unknown. The FDA suggests that patients... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

...www.pepfar.gov . Be sure that you do not take a combination medication along with any of its components! For example, do not take Truvada with tenofovir (Viread) or emtricitabine (Emtriva); do not take Combivir along with zidovudine (Retrovir)... Read more »
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CASTLE Study Compares Reyataz to Kaletra

...taking Reyataz (atazanavir) boosted with Norvir (ritonavir) once daily had HIV levels below 50 copies compared to those taking Kaletra (lopinavir + ritonavir) twice daily. The study also found similar rates but different types of side effects for... Read more »
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FAQs About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...we can do to improve his health more quickly? I'm ready to start meds for the first time. My doctor has recommended either Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) + Kaletra or Truvada + Viramune (nevirapine). Which option is less toxic and has less side... Read more »
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Just Started Meds

Posted by mkejb, 2 Replies
...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 having some... 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 »

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 »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...successfully treated for? I am due to commence therapy in the next day, however, my mind is in a complete whirl.... I am opting for Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir, but wondered if I should be opting for Truvada/Sustiva instead (Is this easier to take... Read more »