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Taking Truvada With Hiv Meds

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Truvada and chest tightness?

I recently changed regemins from Norvir, Reyataz, Viread, and Retrovir to Truvada, Reyataz and Norvir. I made the change soley due to the ease of the meds rather than any health reason. (My tcell are strong in the 440s and my viral load has always...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The chest tightness you describe seems unlikely to be due to the Truvada (only new med is the emtricitabine of FTC which has had minimal link to increased risk for heart disease). Since emtricitabine Read more »

truvada and low dose aspirin

Due to Carotoid endartectomy Im using 81 mg aspirin daily,is it safe to use with Truvada Read more »

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... Read more »
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FAQs About Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...(atazanavir), Norvir (ritonavir) and a two-drug combination pill like Truvada or Combivir (AZT/3TC). By my count that's four HIV meds, and I thought most people started by taking three. Do I really need to take all four meds? Before I started... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network


...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 »
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Videx EC

...(Videx EC), delayed-release capsule once a day, with adjustments for weight, kidney impairment, and when combined with Viread, Truvada, or Atripla. (Also available in 125 mg, 200 mg, and 250 mg capsules.) Videx is also available as a buffered... Read more »
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Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
...everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2 years, and now it seems like "why did I wait so long". My tcell count started at 550ish, spiked into the 600s... Read more »

Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!!

Posted by running4it, 4 Replies
...hardest time swallowing pills, I dont know how I will get through this. Question: How do people who cant swallow pills take HIV meds? Can pills be crushed? Any stories or suggestions out there would help me. Read more »

RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
...nausea from the wine has been fixed or overpowered by the thc. I wonder how some who do hard drugs such as meth do on these meds. Must be very harsh on teh body.... I won't touch the crap ever again .. if it were not for meth, I would not be... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed to the... Read more »