Viramune And Truvada Combination

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Viramune/Truvada and Alcohol or switch treatments?

Hi. I live in Australia and am currently taking Viramune/Truvada as a once a day dose in combination for HIV. I am also an alcoholic. My last test saw undetectable viral load, but a sudden decrease in CD4 from 540 to 350 and liver function tests...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Nevirapine can cause acute and chronic liver irritation in some patients which could aggravate alcohol or other forms of hepatitis. Certainly if liver enzymes remain seriously elevated then looking for other causes (ie viral hepatatits, excessive... Read more »

Truvada + Viramune + grapefruit?

I was wondering if it was ok to eat grapefruit with my drug combination of Truvada and Viramune.... Read more »


I`m 37 years old. I started meds (Truvada+Viramune) in February 2007. Cd4 up 194 11% to 305 19% and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Intelence (etravirine or TMC-125) Rescriptor (delavirdine) Sustiva (efavirenz) Viramune (nevirapine) Protease Inhibitors (PIs) These drugs interfere with HIV's... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

... 2004 Abacavir/lamivudine Epzicom Combines Ziagen and 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 2004 Emtricitabine/tenofovir TruvadaCombines Emtriva and Viread Gilead Sciences & generic Fact Sheet 410 has information on other nukes in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...insomnia Etravirine (Intelence) 4 (100 mg, 2, 2x/day) Take after a meal Rash, nausea, abdominal pain   Nevirapine (Viramune) 1 (200 mg; 1, 1x/day for the first two weeks) then 2 (200 mg; 1, 2x/day) No food restrictions. ... Read more »
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FAQs About Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Dosage | Side Effects | Coinfections | Truvada as PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) | Availability Starting Treatment My HIV diagnosis has just been confirmed, although Read more »
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Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
This is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »

RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
...temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days. The first night, it was two hours after taking the viramune / truvada. The next day, it was in the afternoon. No problems other than a little stomach upset. However today, another... 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 »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »