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Sustiva And Truvada Combination

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Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) just finding the side affects of sustiva really can be hard to cope with,... Read more »

New combined Truvada/Sustiva combination

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi.
Just wondered if anybody knew as to when the above co-formulated combo will be available? I s it this year?
I am starting with Truvada + Sustiva, but as I not keen on taking tablets anyway, I would rather take just 1 tablet instead of 2.
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Are you a long term Sustiva/Truvada user

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
I am curious about the long term effects of these medicines from actual users. I read the pamphlets and what doctors "claim" but I wanted some feedback from actual users
Thanks for responding ;) Read more »

Sustiva and Truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
When I first started using Sustiva and Truvada the pills seem to be beating the virus. My doctor is concerned that my numbers (VL#'s) keep going up and down. One 3 month period they will be as low as 245 the next 945 the next 485 and then 644. My... Read more »

Widespread Atripla/truvada+sustiva Rash

Posted by younguk, 2 Replies
I am taking Truvada and Sustiva and have been for 2 weeks. 8 days in I developed a rash which has become progressively worse. It covers most of the surface area of my inner thighs and upper back and is also present in significant amounts everywhere... Read more »
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Results with Truvada/Sustiva combination

I recently was diagnosed and believe I have been positive for about a year to a year and a half. During my March tests, my viral load had jumped from around 100,000 in December to greater than 500,000. For this same test period my CD4 stayed around...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Brian-Thanks for your post.I'd say that you've had an excellent and not unusual response to tenofovir/FTC (Truvada) and efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin)-- your drop in viral load is excellent as is your increase in CD4.There's some... Read more »

Truvada/Sustiva or Truvada/Reyataz

Hello Keith.Typically, which of the above combinations could I expect the least side effects from (And what are they normally?), and which would disturb my metabolism the least?Regards,Tom....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Truvada/Reyataz would likely have fewer side effects but is not recommended at present because of a negative effect of the tenofovir on the levels of Reyataz. For that reason it is recommended to boost the Reyataz with 100 mg ritonavir. That... Read more »

Switching from Sustiva + Truvada to Viramune + Truvada

Hello and thank you so much for contributing your time, knowledge and experience to so many people.I have been taking Sustiva and Truvada for about a year now and have always had difficulty staying asleep with this regimen. In addition, I feel like...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The barrier to resistance for Viramune is fairly similar to that for Sustiva so I would not worry alot about the particular aspect of the switch. Viramune has less central nervous system (including sleep) disturbance related side effects than... Read more »

alternative combination for Truvada

Hi,I m in Asia and would like to take Atripla in the future when it is available. I know that Atripla=sustiva+truvada. sustiva is available in the clinic i go to, but truvada is not available. i know that truvada=TDF+FTC. Unfortunately, the clinic...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.FTC and 3TC are very similar drugs. Hence, the regimen of efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) + tenofovir (Viread) + 3TC (Epivir) is very similar to one that uses FTC (Emtriva, part of Truvada or Atripla).This regimen was very popular... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead's Combination of Antiretrovirals Truvada, Sustiva Not Bioequivalent to Two Drugs Alone, Study Says

Gilead on Tuesday announced that its reformulation of a fixed-dose combination antiretroviral drug combining the company's Truvada with Bristol-Myers Squibb 's drug Sustiva is not bioequivalent to the two drugs when used separately, AFX... Read more »
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Announce Data Supporting Bioequivalence for Single-Pill Fixed-Dose Regimen of Sustiva (Efavirenz) and Truvada (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)

New York, NY and Foster City, CA -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced they have obtained data supporting bioequivalence of a new formulation of the fixed-dose combination of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead's Truvada Slows HIV Progression Better Than GSK's Combivir, Preliminary Data Show

Gilead Sciences ' once-daily combination antiretroviral drug Truvada is more effective at slowing the progression of HIV than GlaxoSmithKline 's twice-daily antiretroviral Combivir, according to preliminary data released on Thursday from Gilead's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead Gains European Approval to Market Combination Antiretroviral Drug Truvada

Foster City, Calif.-based biotech company Gilead on Wednesday received approval from the European Commission to market its combination antiretroviral drug Truvada in all 25 European Union countries, the AP/ Forbes reports. Truvada is a... Read more »