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Risks Of Emtriva

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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 normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase...
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sulfa allergy and emtriva

I was told that since my daughter has an allergy to sulfa medication that she would most likley not be able to take trizavir because of the rash, but now she is on emtriva and has had a reaction with fever and hives, vominting and the shakes, her...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Mom,There is no increased risk of allergic reaction to trizivir in persons with sulfa allergy. One of the medications in Trizivir is abacavir (also part of ziagen and epzicom) that can elicit a severe hypersensitivity reaction in certain... Read more »

How soon for Lipodystrophy

How soon after starting Meds can or does LIPODYSTROPHY occur. I am on Atripla for 3 months now and everything is going good. I worry about physical changes even though I'm in good shape and lead a healthy life style. I'm looking for a typical...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

As you may know, Atripla is a coformulation of 3 anti-HIV medications: Sustiva, Viread and Emtriva. In a recent study, Sustiva was very mildly associated with fat loss in a very small percentage of patients that took if for 2 years. On the other... Read more »

Lipoatrophy - Switch from Combivir?

I have been on a combination of Sustiva and Combivir since being diagnosed 3 years ago. I am beginning to see some wasting in my legs and thinning in my face, although my overall weight and percent of body fat have not changed. Nor have I noticed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree: avoiding thymidine analog drugs, such as D4T (Zerit) and AZT (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) is an important way to decrease the risk of lipoatrophy. Atripla (Sustiva, Emtriva, Viread) is a good choice for your change in therapy. I'd also... Read more »

Emtriva and Fatigue

I have been on meds for about 6 weeks and I am feeling very tired. I am taking Kaletra, Viread and Emtriva. I went for labs regarding the fatigue and nurse told me by phone labs do not show cause. (total wbc is 3500, al little lower than when I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The coinciding of your fatigue with start of your meds does point to the drugs. There are not much data to lead me to single out any one of the agents you are on. All HIV drugs have been reported to be associated with fatigue, but this is a common... Read more »
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Truvada

Combo Drug Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse... Read more »
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Emtriva

Common Name: emtricitabine or FTC Brand Name: Emtriva Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg capsule once a day, with or without food, and... Read more »
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Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

What Is Emtricitabine? Who Should Take Emtricitabine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Emtricitabine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Emtricitabine React With Other Drugs? What Is Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine (Emtriva)... Read more »
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Viread

Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without... 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 »

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 »

Emtriva, Reyataz, Videx Ec

Posted by pooo, 3 Replies
Are any of you on Emtriva, Reyataz or Videx Ec?? If so how are you doing on them and have you had any side effects? Read more »