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Truvada And Renal Atrophy

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Testicular Atrophy

2 mths after i started Truvada and Isentress my testosterone dropped out to 48 from the 600 range and I became completely impotent. They did an MRI to check my Pituitary glad and all was well. I am starting my 3rd mth of treatment, the Doctor placed...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thanks for posting.Low testosterone levels are quite common among men living with HIV. I generally don't associate this with the use of HIV medications, so your story is unusual.It would seem like you have had an appropriate... Read more »

Muscle atrophy

I am a forty year old male and positive since 1994. I started taking ARVs in 1999. Cryptococcus... Read more »


Dear Dr. Frascino.....I have become resistant to Combivir/Trizivir and Sustiva and I am now on... Read more »

Truvada as PrEP Does Not Cause Kidney Damage, Study Suggests

Taking tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has little effect on kidney function, according to a study recently published in AIDS . The study, known as IPrEx (Iniciativa Profilaxis Pre-Exposicion), showed a very... Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Truvada (Tenofovir/Emtricitabine, TDF/FTC)

Nombre de Marca: Truvada Nombre Común: emtricitabine y tenofovir Clase: combinación de dosis fija - nucleósido/nucleótido análogo (NRTI) Dosis estándar: Una tableta (300 mg Viread/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate y 200 mg... Read more »
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Announce Data Supporting Bioequivalence for Single-Pill Fixed-Dose Regimen of Sustiva (Efavirenz) and Truvada (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)

New York, NY and Foster City, CA -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced they have obtained data supporting bioequivalence of a new formulation of the fixed-dose combination of... Read more »

Tenofovir-Containing Regimens May Not Be the Best Option for Patients With Abnormal Baseline Renal Function

Since the development of tenofovir (TDF, Viread) began, decreases in renal function among HIV-infected patients taking tenofovir-containing regimens have been reported. This was somewhat expected due to the renal clearance and metabolic pathway of... Read more »
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Are you a long term Sustiva/Truvada user

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
I am curious about the long term effects of these medicines from actual users. I read the pamphlets and what doctors "claim" but I wanted some feedback from actual users
Thanks for responding ;) Read more »

drugs that can be used with norvair and truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am resistant to Sustiva and have a rash because of the Reyataz. what other combinations of drugs can be used with truvada and norvair? Read more »

isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 2 Replies
im been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »

Anyone having trouble with Truvada

Posted by ScotCharles, 5 Replies
Since beginning Truvada I have been plagued by frequent, loose BMs. I was taking Emtriva and Viread separately before with little side effects; but, shortly after beginning Truvada, I started having these gastric issues. The BMs are bad enough but... Read more »