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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 patients.Could my current...
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 »

Will facial wasting reverse?

Dear Dr. Pierone,From the answers you give on many emails it appears that the major culprit in... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...skip or reduce doses. A benefit of tenofovir is that it works against several strains of HIV that are already resistant to AZT or ddI. How Is Tenofovir Taken? The normal adult dose of tenofovir is 300 milligrams (mg) taken as one pill, once... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Zerit or Retrovir to preventthe condition. People who have fat loss can switch these drugs for others inthe same class (either Viread [tenofovir] or Ziagen [abacavir]). The results ofswitching drugs are uncertain and may take some time; you and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...transcriptase (NRTI) class havebeen linked to subcutaneous fat loss, including Zerit (stavudine, d4T) andRetrovir (zidovudine, AZT). For people who have developed lipoatrophy, switching from Zerit or Retrovirto the NRTIs Viread (tenofovir)... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...by bactrim or septra. See Fact Sheet 535 for more information on these drugs. Lamivudine + abacavir (Ziagen) + tenofovir (Viread) or lamivudine + didanosine (Videx) + tenofovir (Viread) : These combinations are linked to a high rate of... Read more »
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So when they say you should be on medication....

Posted by Izabella, 2 Replies
...be on medication, but what we tell you to take. 9 months ago I stated in the ID clinic of a University Hospital. I was on AZT, Videx EC and Reyataz when I got there. I tolerated it well and I had a CD4 in the upper 400's and an undetectable... Read more »

aggressive strain

Posted by borrowedtime, 5 Replies
...being started right away on meds after 13 months of infection. i plan to start on saturday, 04/11/09. my meds will be 300mg viread, 300mg reyataz, 100mg norvir and 400mg isentress, about 5 pills/day (2x/day for isentress). is it a not so good... Read more »

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 »

I just started taking meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...(now they get weird) sore eyes and hypersensitve teeth. It has not yet been 2 two weeks since I started on Epivir Viramune and Viread. Is this going to last forever now? Read more »