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Long Term Side Effects Of Tenofovir

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Atripla - Long Term Side Effects

Is it common for someone on Atripla to continue to experience side effects such as weight gain in the back of the neck and belly, and the odd sickly feeling?I have been on atripla for 2 years and had no problems, except since starting i have put on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to see if revamping the diet would be advise. The odd sickly feeling is not normal from Atripla after the first 2-4 weeks. Besides a medical assessment looking for other causes, the efavirenz and less often the tenofovir can make some patients... Read more »

sexual side effects

Hello Dr. Young. I submitted a question to you a few months ago right after I tested positive and... Read more »

Why switch

I've had HIV for 14 years and been taking drugs for about 7 years. Pretty much since they came... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Age, Tenofovir and the Kidneys

...used as part of HIV combination therapy. Although tenofovir is generally safe, like all medicines (and some herbs) it can have side effects. Clinical trials done several years ago have found that about 2% of tenofovir users can develop... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Emtriva

...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... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

...emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTI or nukes) and non-nucleoside... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in... Read more »
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Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...Efavirenz (Sustiva) for a year. This was about two years ago. And I was one of the several-in-a-thousand who had serious mental side-effects from it. The main problem was horrific dreams that woke me at about 2am and in such a state of panic... Read more »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »

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 »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
So I was seeing quacks in some podunk town back in october, and they didn't know what they were doing. My numbers were not good ( cd4 99 VL 88K) but I didn't start meds they put me on antibiotics to prevent PCP but it only made me break out in a... Read more »