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Risks Of Emtricitabine

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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

... em-tri-SIT-uh-bean Brand Name: Emtriva Other Name(s): 524W91, FTC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Emtricitabine, also known as Emtriva or FTC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Emtricitabine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During
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Truvada and chest tightness?

I recently changed regemins from Norvir, Reyataz, Viread, and Retrovir to Truvada, Reyataz and Norvir. I made the change soley due to the ease of the meds rather than any health reason. (My tcell are strong in the 440s and my viral load has always...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The chest tightness you describe seems unlikely to be due to the Truvada (only new med is the emtricitabine of FTC which has had minimal link to increased risk for heart disease). Since emtricitabine is usally used with at least 2 other Read more »

TRUVADA PEP

I had an unsafe encounter 48 hours ago, where a male of unknown status tried to penetrate me (I'm a male). It didn't last long and he didn't get very far in - I don't normally receive, so I would have known if it had gone in further. Anyway, I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...the risk is very low. With exposure guidelines for health care workers a 2-drug combination such as truvada (tenofovir and emtricitabine) is acceptable for low risk exposures. It is most important that you started treatment within 72 hours. ... 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 Read more »

Coviracil (FTC, emtricitabine)

What can you tell us about Coviracil (FTC, emtricitabine) and its role in treating coinfected people. I know its under FDA approval, when should it be approved, how can I get it now, and are there any clinical trials?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
FTC is quite active against HBV, more so than 3TC. However it is not active against 3TC resistant virus either HIV or HBV. It is given once per day which is an advantage too. It is nearing FDA approval so it is not readily available. You can try the... Read more »
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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 published Wednesday Read more »
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Patients on Tenofovir/Emtricitabine May Face Higher Bone Risk From Vitamin D Insufficiency

...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 vitamin D levels who were... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

... What Is Emtricitabine? Who Should Take Emtricitabine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Emtricitabine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

...With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: Tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions have been tentatively approved... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Prezista + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
...started me on this combo: Prezista (darunavir), two 300mg tabs, plus Norvir (ritonavir), one 100mg soft gelcap, plus Truvada (emtricitabine+tenofavir) one 200mg/300mg respectively. I take this combo once a day. Anyone on the exact same... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »