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Taking Kaletra After Truvada

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Truvada/Kaletra absorbtion rate

GreetingsI am on day 23 of a 28 day PEP of the above meds. I have had diarhea from day 1 usually 1-2 hours after taking the meds. I have tried to take these meds with food - not a problem in the evening - but I have 0 appetite in the morning - so...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many HIV+ pxs have considerable diarrhea when taking Kaletra/Truvada and there is a fairly uniform good response so absorption of the drugs is usually quite good despite loose stools/diarrhea. KH Read more »

facial wasting on Kaletra Truvada

I am taking kaletra and truvada I am having facial wasting what can i take or do to decrease this Read more »

Kaletra & Truvada help

I'm on day 4 of my Kaletra and Truvada treatment (2K morning, 2K & 1T night). I'm still feeling... Read more »
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FAQs About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...Side Effects | Drug Interactions | Switching Formulations | Monotherapy Starting Treatment I recently started Kaletra. My viral load dropped from 4000 to 150 in two months. Is this good or should I have reached an undetectable... Read more »
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Truvada

... Combo Drug Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse... Read more »
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FAQs About Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...separate pills, or take Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC), which combines these two HIV meds in one pill? I am currently taking Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) + Truvada and my CD4 count has gone from 60 to 320 in three years, while my viral... Read more »
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Viread

...liver disease should be minimal. Potential drug interactions: Videx levels are increased with Viread (a drug also found in Truvada and Atripla); therefore, use with caution and monitor closely when taking Viread, Truvada, or Atripla with... Read more »
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Just started meds.

Posted by BeerMe30, 1 Reply
...I am taking Truvada, Intelence, Kaletra and Prezista also taking Dapsone. Anyone on this cocktail? I also need to get another blood draw to see if I can start taking Read more »

Possible Exposure After Assault - So Scared

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
...infected, but I have OCD about HIV, and am absolutely terrified. Because of the state I was in, they put me on PEP, (Kaletra and Truvada), which I started taking on the Sunday, about 15 hours after the incident. I realised at 5am on the Tuesday... Read more »

Just Started Meds

Posted by mkejb, 2 Replies
...Anyway, after my second back-to-back round of labs, my counts are pretty dismal, so I have begun taking meds. I am on Truvada/Kaletra. My question is what should I expect as I begin? I have been on them for 4 days now and I am having some... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...successfully treated for? I am due to commence therapy in the next day, however, my mind is in a complete whirl.... I am opting for Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir, but wondered if I should be opting for Truvada/Sustiva instead (Is this easier to take... Read more »