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Should I Take Tenofovir If I Have Aids

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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 disoproxil fumarate, also known as Viread or tenofovir DF, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase
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tenofovir PrEP-preventative to HIV infection?

There was an interesting article in the New York Times yesterday concerning tenofovir PrEP, and how it could prevent HIV.Any thoughts from the experts on the Body?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is an investigational strategy that deserves study based on the successful studies that showed prevention of infection in Simian models of SIV. However, there are daunting ethical and logistical challenges attendant with the design and... Read more »

HIV+ HBV+, tenofovir+interferon?

Male, 43 years old, 100 Kg, 1.7 m, hiv+ since 1986, HIV viral load<50, CD4 300. Hepatitis B+ with HBV viral load 490'000,000. Lypodistrophy, bull hump, diabetes (124), triglycerides (250), hepatic enzymes lightly high, My last HAART was Lamivudine,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...although there is no published data in coinfection. It appears that you will also be getting combination therapy for hepatitis B - tenofovir is a very active drug. 2. The emtricitabine will probably not add anything for hepatitis B control... Read more »

Tenofovir or Abacavir

What is another name for the above HIV/AIDS medication?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tenofovir (= Viread and if combined with FTC=Truvada) while abacavir = Ziagen (if combined with 3TC/lamuvidine= Epzicom). KH Read more »

Tenofovir & Hepatitis B

I take the HIV drug Atripla, which contains tenofovir (Viread). I understand tenofovir has anti-viral activity against Hepatitis B. I was told that it could potentially block Hepatitis B, therefore it could prevent you from being infected. Is that...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Actually you are taking two drugs with activity against hepatitis B - emtricitabine and tenofovir - both of which make up Atripla.This medication is excellent for treatment of chronic infection with hepatitis B. There are no Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Magazine Examines HIV/AIDS Experimental Treatment Tenofovir PrEP

...launched several clinical trials to test the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis. The trials all utilize the antiretroviral tenofovir because it appears "safer" than other HIV/AIDS medications currently available. "Optimistic mathematical... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ACT UP/Paris Protests Against Tenofovir Trials "Hypocritical," Contribute to High Cost of AIDS Drugs, Opinion Piece Says

... ACT UP/Paris ' protests of a clinical trial testing the antiretroviral drug tenofovir to determine if it can reduce the risk of HIV infection are "hypocritical" because conducting the trials in a low-cost environment Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Performs Better Than Abacavir/Lamivudine in Subgroup of Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV-Infected Individuals

...(ART), it has been unclear which of two commonly used drug combinations is safer and more effective: abacavir plus lamivudine or tenofovir plus emtricitabine. Now, the first published results of a study known as A5202 indicate that the tenofovir... 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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todays paper...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...safe 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 »

need some help

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
...hello all, recently, I just received my HIV lab result. My viral load is about 1.492 and CD 4 around 34 % of CD 3 and 349 uL is that a good number? anyone of you think Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 23 - The combination of the antiretroviral agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law Read more »