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Taking Tenofovir When You're Hiv Positive

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the first tablet that includes a complete antiretroviral regimen. A generic version was approved for sale outside the U.S. under the PEPFAR program (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Atripla are a...
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HIV testing while taking tenofovir.

What test do I need to check for HIV if I have been taking tenofovir for over 6 months? I got diagnosed for hep b 6 months and had possible exposure to hiv 3 months ago.So far all the test I have done have been negative. Antibodies, PCR DNA, etc....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Any testing done at 90 days or later would be considered conclusive. I agree with your doctor. You are HIV negative from this incident. In health,Richard... Read more »

emtricitabine, tenofovir, efavirenz first line offensive

I use the term "first line offensive" with strong conviction to anyone considering beginning treatment. I was diagnosed HIV positive in April of 2003 and suspect having been HIV positive for some time prior to that given the last time I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your thoughtful post.The combination of tenofovir (Viread)/ emtricitabine (Emtriva)/ efavirenz (Sustiva) is a newer low pill count option for first line treatment of HIV. While there aren't any formally presented studies on the... Read more »

Replacing proteaseinhibitors with tenofovir

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1996 with a CD-4 count of 20 and a viral load of 550,000. Since then I have been on medication that has included a protease inhibitor. I am currently taking abacavir, efavirenz, ritonavir (100mg bd) and saquinavir (500mg...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I would be concerned this substitution may not be good enough here.You mention a past history of AZT resistance. Sadly the mutations that occur with AZT resistance are the same that negatively impact the potency we get from Viread/tenofovir. So... Read more »

Tenofovir and Renal Toxicity, If/when to change?

I have been taking tenofovir (+emtricitabine/sustiva for nearly 6 years. It was my first antiviral regimen and has been highly effective with undetectable viral load since beginning therapy. Had been positive for nearly 20 years and was fortunate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good set of questions for which definitive answers are not available. The modest increase in creatinine needs also be be associated with the GFR rate and further changes over next several years (including changes in urine protein and other... Read more »
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HIV testing while on tenofovir.

Posted by EmeandEme, 1 Reply
I have been taking tenofovir for over 6 months for Hep B. 3 months ago I had unprotected sex because the condom broke and need to figure out what test I need to take to check for HIV.

I have gotten tested every single month and everything has come... Read more »

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I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

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