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Long Term Side Effects Of Viread

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Atripla

... Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, 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 analog (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, NNRTI or non-nuke) Standard dose: One tablet (Sustiva
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Side Effect Switch

I am planning on switching, for side effect reasons, from Epivir/viread/Kaletra to Sustiva/Truvada after 12 months on the PI regimen. The relevant stats are T4 nadir of 292 and viral zenith of 1.06 million. Currently undetectable (<20, for 3...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...aware of the vivid dreams that can occur with Sustiva as well as a sedated or "drugged" feeling from this medication. These side effects typically last for days to weeks and gradually disappear. Otherwise, Sustiva is very well tolerated and... Read more »

Concerns about long time Stavudine use in a child

My son was diagnosed with AIDS in 1/20/04. As of 6/2004, he has been on a regimen of Stavudine, Lamuvidine and Kaletra. I am concerned about the long term effects of Stavudine. Are there better combinations? Are we going to be sorry that he stays...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...from using stavudine (Zerit) towards tenofovir (Viread). One of the main reasons for this change is that Viread has a better side effect profile and can be given once daily. The changes in management of Pediatric AIDS tend to follow the adult... Read more »

Why should I avoid long term exposure to AZT?

Dr. Pierone, You recently answered a question form someone about switching from Trizivir to combivir. In your answer, you suggested avoiding combivir to reduce long term exposure to AZT, one of the two drugs in combivir, in favor of Epzicom or...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. The main reason for choosing Ziagen or Viread ahead of AZT is because these nucleosides are generally better tolerated and more potent. In addition, Viread has been shown to be more effective than AZT in a head Read more »

Viread VS AZT

I am taking Combivir and Viramune for 2,5 years now, I have no side effect yet, as I am worried on AZT longterm effect my docter asked me to consider viread instead of AZT. Is this a good choice,or should I think, if it works don't try to fix...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...few long-term effects. Since you are apparently doing so well, it is difficult to see any advantage for the switch you are considering. If it works (in this case- relatively well), why try to fix it? Read more »
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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 »
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Epivir

...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 »
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Atazanavir (Reyataz)

... What Is Atazanavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part Read more »
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FAQs About Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Choosing Atripla | Side Effects | When to Take Atripla Choosing Atripla I have HIV and hepatitis B, and my doctor wants me to start treatment Read more »
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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...DDI, sustiva, videx, viread, truvada, norvir, atazanavir, prezista, and issentress. Many of those meds had very unpleasant side effects AZT made me nauseous and caused me to feel as if I was full of ants and sustiva gave me horrible nightmares... Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't Read more »

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 »

cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual basis....thanks Read more »