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Switch From Azt To Viread

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Viread+3TC+EFV vs AZT+3TC+EFV

Dear doctors,I'm on Gilead "extended" 903 clinical trial, finishing in 3 months' time. My medical insurance has told me that they will not provide me with VIREAD, since that drug is only provided to all-drug-resistant...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
One of the reasons that we do research studies is to determine optimal therapy. The 903 study demonstrated the superiority of Viread over d4T and clearly supports its use in first-line therapy. If your insurance company is denying it, this is... Read more »

To replace Azt with Viread

Hi Dr.Young! If you remember me from these boards on january 28 and 29,2005 under the titel of... Read more »

Viread VS AZT

I am taking Combivir and Viramune for 2,5 years now, I have no side effect yet, as I am worried on... Read more »

Switch to Tenofovir/Emtricitabine From Abacavir/Lamivudine Appears to Halt Lipoatrophy: Gilead 934 Rollover

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of the study he presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
Project Inform

Nuevos Usos del Tenofovir; Más Preguntas Sobre el d4T

En el otoño de 2001, el medicamento tenofovir (Viread) fue aprobado sobre la base de datos que demostraban su eficacia en personas que habían desarrollado resistencia a uno o más de los antiguos medicamentos contra el VIH de la clase NRTI... Read more »

Switching to Thymidine-Sparing Regimens Successful

Lipoatrophy and hyperlipidemia in HIV-infected individuals are thought to be preventable toxicities associated with prolonged therapy with thymidine analog nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). By contrast, the use of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used... Read more »
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Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg and noticed increased lipo or new lipo or hair loss?

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone switched or is using viread? If so, how long and any adverse side effects? I've had problems with pretty much all nukes except 3tc and wanted to see if this drug was similar?

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swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Im 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune.
Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs were melting away)
Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with... Read more »