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Switch From Truvada To Combivir

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Switched to Truvada from Combivir -- viral rebound

Hello Dr Conway,My Fiance who is 42 yrs old African American, found out 13 yrs ago that she was HIV positive. She started meds 4 yrs ago, taking Combivir & Sustiva until 4 mths ago when she switched to Truvada & Sustiva, because of muscle...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
1) At this stage, I would not be terribly concerned about the viral load, but I would make sure that adherence to therapy is not an issue, and I would monitor the viral load on a monthly basis to make sure these are just "blips" and do not... Read more »

switching combivir to truvada

I have been on kaletra and combivir combination for 2 years. I have undetectable viral load and no... Read more »

switching combivir for truvada

I was diagnosed in April 2003 and have been on Sustiva/Combivir ever since - good labs, good... Read more »
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Switching From Combivir to Truvada Keeps HIV Undetectable, Improves Blood Fats, But Fails to Improve Limb Fat

A study presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC / IDSA meeting in Washington, DC found that people who switched from Combivir (zidovudine/AZT + lamivudine/3TC) to Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine/FTC) maintained their control of HIV replication, had... 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 »
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FAQs About Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum or Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum ! Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Dosage | Side Effects | Coinfections | Truvada as PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) |... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »

First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
Hey guys (and gals). I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...

My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir +... Read more »

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 »

Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir
Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly be... Read more »