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An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

em-tri-SIT-uh-bean, te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Truvada Other Name(s): Emtricitabina/ Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Truvada is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs: emtricitabine (Emtriva) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF or Viread). Both of these medicines are called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)....
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Sustiva/Truvada neuropathy?

Dear Keith:I am 31 years old. I have had type 1 diabetes (IDDM) since 1985, and HIV positive since 1990. I am on a regimen of Sustiva and Truvada. I have been taking this combination for 3 months. I have developed a noticeable neuropathy in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some of my own patients who have developed peripheral neuropathy in recent years have the combination of diabetes with HIV infection like yourself. In some cases the neuropathy has been very difficult to adequately manage inspite of good HIV and... Read more »

FTC and lipoatrophy?

Dr. Young,Is FTC one of the drugs considered a high risk for lipoatrophy? If so or not, which are, and which do you avoid perscribing?Tyler
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Most experts believe that injury to the cell's mitochondria (a cellular organ responsible for manufacturing energy) correlate with risk of lipoatrophy. As such, the fact that d4T causes mito injury and risk of lipoatrophy... Read more »

side effects

what are the side effects of navirapine & travauda drugs
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For nevirapine the major side effects are related to skin rash, liver irritation, and sometimes a systemic reaction (involving skin and mucous membranes) that can be severe (Stevens-Johnsone syndrome). For many patients nevirapine is a well... Read more »

ATRIPLA

I have been HIV possitive for ten years. For the first time my cd4 count fell below 200 (154) and my viral load rose above 100,000 thousand. Is Atripla a good drug to start taking. I have not taken any medicine up to now.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thakns for your post.I'd agree that it's definitely time to start medications.The triple combination pill of tenofovir/FTC/efavirenz (Atripla) is one of several very highly recommended first-line combination regimens.Provided that you haven't... Read more »
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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva),... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

What Is Trizivir? Who Should Take Trizivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Trizivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Trizivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three... 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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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 »

I'm major stressed is this low risk/no risk?

Posted by xandernumpty
Just over two weeks ago i finally gave in to my bi-curious urges and met up with a complete stranger who i got chatting to online. His profile said he had a bfd he said he was single, and also let slip that he'd been assaulted on the scene a few... Read more »