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Truvada

Brand name: Truvada Generic name: emtricitabine/tenofovir, or FTC/TDF Class: Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside/nucleotide, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc., www.gilead.com , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235) AWP: $1,427.09/month Standard Dose: For adults and pediatric patients 12 years or older and weighing more than 77 pounds, one tablet (200 mg...
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Truvada as a PEP medication

I am a medical student who recently had a pericutanious stick with a 30 gauge anesthetic syringe. I was started on once daily truvada later that day. Is this medication sufficient on its own....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Truvada is a two-drug regimen (emtricitabine plus tenofovir). Two-drug regimens are sometimes prescribed for PEP (Combivir, Truvada, etc.). Personally I favor three-drug regimens, particularly if there has been a significant HIV exposure.You... Read more »

Changing Medication from Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Hi,I'm 48, fully virally suppressed since 8 weeks after starting medications 2 years ago and CD4 in the 500-600 range. The research study I've always been on since starting meds. will end next spring and I will have to absorb the full...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Since you have been undetectable on your current regimen, and have no evidence of prior resistance, switching to a one pill a day combination regimen is clearly an option. You should discuss the pros/cons of switching with your provider. You should... Read more »

Bad Reaction to both Intelence/Truvada, and Isentress/Truvada

I recently started medication for HIV for the very first time. My doctor first put me on Intelence/Truvada as I was worried about the CNS side effects of Atripla/Sustiva. After being on the medication for 8 days, I had almost no energy and could...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your interesting question.I think that your conclusion could very well be correct. While diarrhea is not commonly associated with the medications in Truvada (tenofovir and emtricitabine), I do think that your history of similar... Read more »

Truvada +kaletra or truvada+novir +reyataz

I'm about to start my to take does pills and the doctor gave meBoth combinations as option for my treatment ..doctor by yourExperience each combination has less side effects and gave has a better long term tolerance ? Thanks you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Both are good HIV regimens with the Reyataz option involving slightly fewer pills and side effects in general. KH... Read more »
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Prezista + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
So I took my first dose of meds last night. My doctor 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... Read more »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side... Read more »

Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds?

I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... 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 »