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Tenofovir Emtricitabine

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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

...About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: Tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Truvada are called nucleoside analog reverse...
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emtricitabine, tenofovir, efavirenz first line offensive

I use the term "first line offensive" with strong conviction to anyone considering beginning treatment. I was diagnosed HIV positive in April of 2003 and suspect having been HIV positive for some time prior to that given the last time I had been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks 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 Read more »

Combination AZT+3TC+EFV

This is regimen for Indonesia and as I am an American, I would like to know if this is the best first line to start with? I will be put on the shortly and would like to know what do you think about this combination and if it is out dated?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...had been a mainstay of treatment for some years. There was a study (Gilead 934) that showed a better outcome with tenofovir+emtricitabine with efavirenz. This improved outcome was mostly due to less toxicity (especially anemia- which is a known... Read more »

Aspen Lamzid and Efavirenz

HiI would like to know if it will be possible to change from this combination to a once a day. i have been on this combination for about 5 months now. I've also heard of another combination that one can take once a day, at any time. How acurate is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...recommended that efavirenz be taken at bed time to reduce the significance of side effects.On the other hand, Cipla Didivir (tenofovir/emtricitabine; something we call Truvada) is approved as a once-daily medication.The combination of... Read more »

about my medication

doctor, i am taking tenofovir, saquinavir,emtricitibina and ritonavir, i am undetectable and cd4 is 665, cd 8 1250 but my question: i think that a im taking a lot of meds,is this combination good?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...perfectly good one. A good treatment has at least 3 active drugs to kill the virus, in your case it is the 1) tenofovir, 2) emtricitabine and 3) the saquinavir boosted by ritonavir (these last 2 have to work together and strenghthen the combo... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

...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 + emtricitabine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... HIV-positive women who are pregnant and receive the antiretrovirals tenofovir and emtricitabine during childbirth could reduce the risk of developing resistance to antiretroviral drugs, according to a study published Wednesday Read more »
The Body PRO

HEAT: Virologic Failure Rates Similar (and Low), Emerging Resistance Uncommon on Abacavir/Lamivudine vs. Tenofovir/Emtricitabine

...double-blind, placebo-controlled fashion to receive either abacavir/lamivudine [ABC/3TC, Epzicom, Kivexa] or tenofovir/FTC [TDF/emtricitabine, Truvada]. Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. The primary data from these studies at 48 and 96... Read more »
The Body PRO

Patients on Tenofovir/Emtricitabine May Face Higher Bone Risk From Vitamin D Insufficiency

...levels and PTH [parathyroid hormone] levels in 51 men on antiretroviral therapy, some of whom were on tenofovir/FTC [tenofovir/emtricitabine, TDF/FTC, Truvada]. 1 The main finding is that 39% of the patients with low vitamin D levels who were... 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 to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

New to all this... from England

Posted by Jeeves01, 7 Replies
Hello to everyone. I have just been diagnosed with the following labs: CD4 count - 34 / Viral load - 572,000 I am obviously concerned, but want to be as well informed as I possibly can be. Is there anyone else out there who, like myself, was a... Read more »