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Taking Tenofovir With Hiv Meds

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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...deoxyadenosine 5'-triphosphate in the newly developing HIV DNA, tenofovir DF is able to stop reverse transcriptase from completing its job. This prevents the HIV DNA strand from being formed and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Tenofovir DF was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 26, 2001 for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. On...
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Is taking Valtrex (valaciclovir) safe with HIV meds?

Hello Dr,Thank you for the great service you provide with this website.I am doing very well on Efevirenz and Truvada (Tenofovir/Emtricitabine). Undetectable viral load and CD4 at 430 / 29%. My Dr has also prescribed me Valtrex for genital herpes. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...take with your current HIV regimen. Monitoring kidney function periodically is recommended when taking drug regimens including tenofovir (Truvada) and valacyclovir. KH Read more »

PEP med

Dear Doctor, I am HIV+, taking 3TC, tenofovir and Efavirenz for 5 months. CD4 count 350 and Viral load undetectable. I am top and have anus sex with my male partner two days ago. I penetrated it for about 2 minutes and out due to his pain. i...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That is certainly one of the combinations that could be recommended for PEP. Read more »

pyroxicam and my meds

my doctor has prescribed pyroxicam for the chronic muscle and bone pain that i have been experiencing since March 2009. I am on Truvada and Stoctrin and am worried that I may be damaging my liver. What else can I use to relieve the chronic pain?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...truvada you are taking) regarding kidney function. Yes, it can also affect the liver. You can take this medication with your HIV meds, but you should have your liver and kidney function monitored periodically if it is working for you and you are... Read more »

1st time on meds l need once daily meds

Hi Dr Robert, you are a very special man, thank you so much for your views on hiv,my cd4 is 300 at the moment and l am ready to start meds for the first time,could you please let me know the once daily meds that are availble, Also Dr Robert what are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...regimen is Atripla, a convenient once-per-day tablet that contains three antiretroviral medications (efavirenz, emtricitabine and tenofovir). There are also other once daily options, but these involve taking more than one tablet. Talk to your HIV... Read more »
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Expert Panel Revises U.S. HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines; Recommends Starting HIV Meds Earlier

...the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.) When to Start HIV/AIDS Treatment For people who have never been on HIV meds before, starting treatment is now recommended at a CD4 count of 500 or less (up from 350 or less). However, the... Read more »
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The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, March 29, 2010

...2010 Visit the Forums "Hot Topics" Library Change/Update Subscription Living With HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS & Body Shape Changes Mixed-Status Couples HIV/AIDS Treatment Other Health... Read more »
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...of drug people may stay on for decades, patients and their doctors should be vigilant about kidney problems and concomitant meds that may cause them. The only side effect most patients might notice is stomach gas. Viread, like Epivir, has some... Read more »

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...may lower the amount of HIV-1 in the blood, and it may also allow the number of immune cells called CD4+ cells to increase. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Emtricitabine in capsule form was approved by the FDA on July 2, 2003, for use with other... Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...hands and knees and it itches like heck. I am about to go nuts it itches so bad. Anyone else have this problem taking the meds I am on? Has anyone found any relief in any way? I am about to tear my skin off. Any suggestions? Read more »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies back in october, and they didn't know what they were doing. My numbers were not good ( cd4 99 VL 88K) but I didn't start meds they put me on antibiotics to prevent PCP but it only made me break out in a horrible full body rash. Anyway I... Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...contracted in 1984. And, I am still here!! I have been on EVERY antiviral drug approved by the FDA. Recently, I had to change my meds because Atripla (ONE a day) wasn't working any longer. So, guess what - now I have FOUR different meds I have... Read more »

need some help

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
...viral load is about 1.492 and CD 4 around 34 % of CD 3 and 349 uL is that a good number? anyone of you think i should start on meds? the doctor assistant told me that i shouldnt be on med since my viral load is 1.492. I need a better... Read more »