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Sustiva+Truvada: Night sweats and strong headaches

My boyfriend started this combo last Friday night.I am on it for a year now with minimal side effects.He used to suffer from night sweats before starting the meds but since Friday it has gone a lot worse. He wakes up 10-15 times every night...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those types of side effects involving the central nervous system can be seen with the efavirenz (Sustiva). He should discuss with his HIV doc so as to sort out whether anything else could be going on (another infection, immune reconstituion... Read more »

Isentress and Headache

I've been on Isentress (and Truvada) since early December 2007. My numbers are good but I have a... Read more »

Truvada, Reyataz & Norvir

Hi Dr. Ben,Thanks for your great responses to the many, many questions that we have. Quick one on... Read more »
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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

... What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada Read more »

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

... em-tri-SIT-uh-bean, te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Truvada Other Name(s): Emtricitabina/ Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Combo Drug Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...shortness of breath, and enlarged, fatty liver. Potential drug interactions: No significant drug interactions. Do not take Truvada, Atripla, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Combivir, or Trizivir while taking Emtriva, since they contain Emtriva... Read more »
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Prezista + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply started me on this combo: Prezista (darunavir), two 300mg tabs, plus Norvir (ritonavir), one 100mg soft gelcap, plus Truvada (emtricitabine+tenofavir) one 200mg/300mg respectively. I take this combo once a day. Anyone on the exact same... Read more »

New to all of this.....

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...Sorry for so many questions, but I want to know that I am as well informed as I can possibly be. I am due to commence with Truvada + Sustiva this evening, but I am very concerned about the psychological effects of Sustiva. I hear that the... Read more »

Possible exposure and ARS symptoms questions

Posted by dot1974, 1 Reply
...and he said my risk of HIV transmission was low to moderate, based on my being the receptive partner. He prescribed NPEP - Truvada for 28 days. I am about half way through that right now. He also did an STD screening, which on the rectal swab... Read more »

Why would they want to change my meds?

Posted by heatherblue, 1 Reply
...miserable. I stuck it out for a year or more. They tried Rayataz and my liver tried to quit. Finally I landed on Viracept/Truvada. When I was taking it(I would stop when I had a drug relapse) my numbers got better and better. Now that I have... Read more »