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Tenofovir Nephrotoxicity

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Lipoatrophy or Nephrotoxicity?

I've been hiv + for about 2 years, and I'm on treatment for 3 months. I'm using the following combination: Tenofovir + Lamivudine + Efavirenz.Tenofovir is recognized for haven a lower risk of lipoatrophy, but, it can be toxic for the kidneys. Since...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The risk for severe kidney damage from tenofovir appears low overall over the first 5+ years of use though risk is higher if other risk factors for kidney disease exist (ie hypertension Read more »

Elevated urine proteins after switching to Truvada

Two and a half months ago I have switched the treatment from Combivir and Sustiva to Truvada and... Read more »

Viread changes?

I heard that there have been changes to the patient information for Viread and that new information... Read more »
The Body PRO

CROI 2010 Wrap-Up: The HIV Drug Development Pipeline

...that occurs within the first week or two and then, from then on, remains stable. So if you needed to monitor for, for example, tenofovir nephrotoxicity, you'd do it just the way we do now. This was an unexpected finding; hopefully, not a big... Read more »
The Body PRO

Top 10 Research Publications in HIV Care -- 2005

...detectable viremia By Sonia Napravnik, et al, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , September 1, 2005 Risk of Tenofovir Nephrotoxicity May Be Real, Though Murky Changes in renal function associated with tenofovir disoproxil... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tenofovir Side Effects

...alpha-lipoic acid L-carnitine co-enzyme Q10 N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) Reference Harris M., Zalunardo N., Yip B., et al. Nephrotoxicity of tenofovir DF. 12th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, April 10-13, Halifax. Abstract... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Salvage Therapies Get Attention at Conference

...generation" protease inhibitors (ABT-378, tipranavir), NNRTIs (A1549, DPC 951 and 963), NRTIs (DAPD and dOTC), nucleotide analogs (tenofovir), and anti-fusion inhibitors (T-20 and T-1249). Although adefovir has many problems, there is another... Read more »
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Shortness of breath

Posted by garret99
...Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that is using stochrine,epivir and 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 Read more »


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? Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...problem" to me in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or anyone... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me side effects with these? also is facial lipotrophy a side effect of this? any help would be... Read more »