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Rocky Mountain CARESThanks 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 »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineEmtricitabine may be slightly preferred from HIV standpoint but if more expensive then lamivudine may be a better choice if emtricitabine is more than your budget can handle. Both are good choices in general. KH... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.Lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) and emtricitabine (FTC, Emtriva) are very similar molecules indeed- both often used in combination with other NRTIs, and available in coformulated pills. Overall, the medications are very... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI'm just starting treatment and my doctor who does things differently recommended tenofovir...I know it's a new drug. Has anyone any experience with it?
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Posted by EmeandEme, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by bartlebynew treatment option. here's what you need to know.
Complera (rilpivirine/tenofovir/FTC) is like Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC) except it replaces the Sustiva (efavirenz, Stocrin) arm with Edurant (rilpivirine). it has to be taken with a meal.... Read more »
Posted by garret99Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that is using stochrine,epivir and tenofovir.....my doc removed one of my meds and replaced it with the epivir. After 3 months my cd4 count went from 155 to 260 and my viral load was... Read more »
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