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Long Term Side Effects Of Emtricitabine

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...activity than Epzicom in one large study of patients with a high viral load at baseline. In almost all settings, FTC is only used in one of the fixed dose combinations previously listed. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed if there is less than complete virus suppression. Resistance to FTC leads to cross resistance to 3TC...
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PEP Side Effects

I'm a 35 yo man who I was having receptive anal sex with another man (casual sex) yesterday (10/28/10). Unfortunately the condom broke during intercourse. When I heard the sound the condom was broken, I withdrew immediately, but then I saw he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dr. FrascinoHello,Unsafe sex is risky business!Atripla is a combination of three antiretroviral drugs -- efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva) and tenofovir (Viread). It's the ultimate in convenience -- the three-in-one tablet is taken... Read more »

truvada side effects

Dear Doctor,My doctor recommended I take Truvada (due to me burping a lot when taking Combivir ). I would like to know what side effects Truvada has - long term and short term. My CD4 is 460. My viral load is <50. Thank you.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Truvada is made up of 2 components: tenofovir and emtricitabine. The emtricitabine is much like the lamivudine part of the Combivir. If you tolerate one, you tolerate the other, and the side Read more »


Hello, Thank you for being here. I have been on Combivir only for about 10 years,(or the equivilent of combivir) No dectection of the virus and good viral load etc. etc. I am getting static from one of my doctors claiming the AZT is too harsh a...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals were in that category when you started treatment.It is true that AZT, as a thymidine analogue, has several short term and long term toxicities. Among the latter are facial and limb lipoatrophy and lipid elevation. However, not all patients... Read more »

Side effects of Emtricitabine - BY

Although i do not have HIV, i'm a Hep B carrier, and i do know Emtricitabine is a drug that can be used for both (?)I would really want to know the known side effects of those who consume emtricitabine, and the nature/task of this drug.And how long...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Emtricitabine is generally very well tolerated, and most who take it don't have significant side effects. I share your concern about long term side effects and complications; since the drug is still in development, we really cannot yet predict... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...and were easy to use.Preferred regimens included: NNRTI-based regimen Atripla (efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine) PI-based regimens Prezista (darunavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...forms the nucleoside backbone for nearly all HAART regimens since the HAART era began. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
Project Inform

Long-Term Safety Study of Vicriviroc Presented

...large phase 3 study in people with experience taking HIV drugs and an interesting head-to-head study vs. Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine/FTC) when either is combined with Reyataz (atazanavir) boosted with Norvir (ritonavir). For information on... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...give her one year, without six months. Three young children 12 through five (she is only 26). I don't think he has really considered what this will mean and her self esteem is so low she has just decided that this is the hand that fate dealt her.... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies a nightmare that I can't wake up from. For now, I am feeling hopeful again that I can continue to live and the fear is subsiding somewhat. Has anyone else ever been as morbid as this or am I just a misfit. Read more »