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Risks Of Tenofovir

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Tenofovir (Viread)

... What Is Tenofovir? Who Should Take Tenofovir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Tenofovir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Tenofovir React With Other Drugs? What Is Tenofovir? Tenofovir (Viread), also called bis-POC
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Tenofovir & Kidney Function - Latest Studies

It's been known for some time that there is a connection between tenofovir (Viread) and kidney function. The link below has an overview of several of the latest studies and I was wondering if you could comment on their significance (or lack...
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
...Great to see that you are educating yourself about this issue. You are correct, there is an association between tenofovir and kidney function. Patients with underlying kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or taking certain other meds,... Read more »

Truvada (tenofovir) And Kidneys

I'm due to start Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir. I just read a question to you about kidney problems with tenofovir. I've been hearing more and more people talk about kidney issues with this med. Or course, the ones doing very well on it aren't...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...kidney disease) was observed. Kidney health has also been of increased attention since the approval and wide-spread use of tenofovir, a medication that has been associated with sporadic reports of kidney injury.The available data (rather than a... Read more »

Tenofovir (truvada) and kidney disease - prevention

I'm a 31 male and had seroconversion illness about a year ago. I started meds, Isentress (2 tablets/d) + Truvada (1 tablet/d), a week ago (lab data: VL was 360000, cd4 510; no diabetes etc). No significant side effects, except for muscle pain due to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...urine, diabetes, hepatitis C). Monitoring kidney function using creatinine clearance calculations is recommended when taking tenofovir. If concerned about Fanconi syndrome then checking serum phosphate, glucose, and potassium levels and urine... Read more »

Combivir & Tenofovir

Hi, I've been taking Combivir and Tenofovir for 3 years as my first combination. It seems to work for me, viral load below 50 and CD4 count of 700+ for virtually all that time. My Consultant mentioned they dont use this as a first combination...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...demonstrated underperformance compared with NNRTI-based HAART. Interestingly, there were some small studies of Combivir and tenofovir (Viread) which actually showed reasonably good results. But again, based on the overall literature showing... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Prevention: New Approach Will Test Tenofovir for Persons at High Risk

...approach to HIV prevention, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund a multi-national trial of the antiretroviral drug tenofovir, taken orally once daily by HIV-negative persons at high risk, to see if it can prevent HIV infection. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Receive Tenofovir, Emtricitabine During Childbirth Have Decreased Risk of Developing Drug Resistance, Study Says

... HIV-positive women who are pregnant and receive the antiretrovirals tenofovir and emtricitabine during childbirth could reduce the risk of developing resistance to antiretroviral drugs, according to a study Read more »
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Patients on Tenofovir/Emtricitabine May Face Higher Bone Risk From Vitamin D Insufficiency looking at vitamin D levels and PTH [parathyroid hormone] levels in 51 men on antiretroviral therapy, some of whom were on tenofovir/FTC [tenofovir/emtricitabine, TDF/FTC, Truvada]. 1 The main finding is that 39% of the patients with low... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

... te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Name(s): Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir, GS-4331-05, PMPA Prodrug, TDF, Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Tenofovir... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm just starting treatment and my doctor who does things differently recommended tenofovir...I know it's a new drug. Has anyone any experience with it? Read more »

Shortness of breath

Posted by garret99
...Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that is using stochrine,epivir and doc removed one of my meds and replaced it with the epivir. After 3 months my cd4 count went from 155 to 260 and my viral Read more »

todays paper...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply and effective" before recommending it, said Dr. Susan Buchbinder, who leads one study in San Francisco. The drugs are tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine, or FTC (Emtriva), sold in combination as Truvada by Gilead Sciences Inc., a... Read more »

Treatment interruption

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...interruption of a year. It was great but now my tcells have fallen too much and I've got to go back on therapy. Anyone taken tenofovir? Also any other people risked interruptions and did their tcells rebound? Read more »