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Tenofovir For A Diabetic

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Brand name: Viread Generic name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir), or TDF Class: Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor(nucleotide, NtRTI, or nuke) Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc., , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235) AWP: $926.09/month Standard Dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without food, with no dietary restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney...
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Tenofovir & Kidney Function - Latest Studies

It's been known for some time that there is a connection between tenofovir (Viread) and kidney function. The link below has an overview of several of the latest studies and I was wondering if you could comment on their significance (or lack...
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
Great to see that you are educating yourself about this issue. You are correct, there is an association between tenofovir and kidney function. Patients with underlying kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or taking certain other meds,... Read more »

Replacing proteaseinhibitors with tenofovir

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1996 with a CD-4 count of 20 and a viral load of 550,000. Since then I have been on medication that has included a protease inhibitor. I am currently taking abacavir, efavirenz, ritonavir (100mg bd) and saquinavir (500mg...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I would be concerned this substitution may not be good enough here.You mention a past history of AZT resistance. Sadly the mutations that occur with AZT resistance are the same that negatively impact the potency we get from Viread/tenofovir. So... Read more »

treatment with drugs-Kaletra, Abacavir, &Tenofovir

I have a friend who is HIV positive and is considering starting a treatment program that includes the medications Kaletra, Abracavir and Tenofovir. What can you tell me about their effectiveness and possible side effects? Thank you so much....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
These are 3 of the most commonly used HIV medications, but it is not that common for abacavir (Ziagen) to be used in combination with tenofovir (Viread) in first line therapy due to lack of data and better options. The main toxicities with Kaletra... Read more »

Tenofovir and Renal Toxicity, If/when to change?

I have been taking tenofovir (+emtricitabine/sustiva for nearly 6 years. It was my first antiviral regimen and has been highly effective with undetectable viral load since beginning therapy. Had been positive for nearly 20 years and was fortunate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good set of questions for which definitive answers are not available. The modest increase in creatinine needs also be be associated with the GFR rate and further changes over next several years (including changes in urine protein and other... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'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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HIV testing while on tenofovir.

Posted by EmeandEme, 1 Reply
I 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 »

hiv and diabetes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm on HIV and type II diabetes meds, and for the past month intermittently get small welts on my legs that last about 2 hours then go away. They're round red, don't itch. Lacitc acidodsis or what???? Read more »

Just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by rebosmomma, 1 Reply
Been positive since 2000 and found out after a hospitilazation that I now have Type 2 Diabetes. Any suggestions on diet or changes in behaviors? Read more »