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Taking Tenofovir When You're Hiv Positive

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Ask the Experts

tenofovir PrEP-preventative to HIV infection?

There was an interesting article in the New York Times yesterday concerning tenofovir PrEP, and how it could prevent HIV.Any thoughts from the experts on the Body?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is an investigational strategy that deserves study based on the successful studies that showed prevention of infection in Simian models of SIV. However, there are daunting ethical and logistical challenges attendant with the design and... Read more »

HIV+ HBV+, tenofovir+interferon?

Male, 43 years old, 100 Kg, 1.7 m, hiv+ since 1986, HIV viral load<50, CD4 300. Hepatitis B+ with... Read more »

Tenofovir or Abacavir

What is another name for the above HIV/AIDS medication? Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Who Receive Tenofovir, Emtricitabine During Childbirth Have Decreased Risk of Developing Drug Resistance, Study Says

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Performs Better Than Abacavir/Lamivudine in Subgroup of Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV-Infected Individuals

...(ART), it has been unclear which of two commonly used drug combinations is safer and more effective: abacavir plus lamivudine or tenofovir plus emtricitabine. Now, the first published results of a study known as A5202 indicate that the tenofovir... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Magazine Examines HIV/AIDS Experimental Treatment Tenofovir PrEP

... Researchers have made progress in treating people already living with HIV/AIDS, but when it comes to preventing the virus' spread, "success is spotty," the New York Times Magazine reports. "Intrigued Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC's Clinical Studies of Daily Oral Tenofovir for HIV Prevention

... Table of Contents Research Rationale Why is CDC launching tenofovir HIV prevention trials? How would tenofovir work to protect against HIV infection? What data suggest that this approach Read more »
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Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
...Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle these scenarios. Had an orientation on HIV treatment a week ago and the more I was aware of the side effects and OIs, the more I got freak and scared of... Read more »

New to all this... from England

Posted by Jeeves01, 7 Replies
... Do the meds really work as well as people say they do, i.e. can they help you to lead a normal lifestyle, or do any of the HIV "issues" (e.g. Diarrohea etc) still linger in the background? Lastly, one final question. If you are fully adherent... Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...problem" to me in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or anyone... Read more »