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Viread And Hiv Negative

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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Names: TDF, tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection WARNING: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF) can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in your blood) and severe liver problems. ...
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I noted your negative response to the earlier question regarding epivir/videx/viread. I have to start treatment shortly and my doctor wants to give me the same regimen. He says he is aware of the interaction between videx/viread and adjusts...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You like your doc but not his recommendation. You, my friend, have a dilemma. Knowledge is power, we all know, and your physician should understand and respect that. Likewise, since it is your life and your own research has led you to have... Read more »


Dr Dieterich,I am a former patient of your clinic, actually I saw Karen. I have chronic hep b (4 years)and am hiv negative. Have you heard good things about Viread? I am on combo treatment of Viread and Epivir. The docs wanted to stay away from...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Viread is a very good drug for hepatitis B. Northwestern is a very good place for liver disease. You are in good hands! Sorry about your frustration. DTD... Read more »

3rd set of blood, 6th week on Videx, Epivir, Viread

Dr. Wohl,Below was a prior question written to you late September. You might recall I have been newly diagnosed positive. My blood counts are below.1st test September 6th - VL 674,888; TC4 6032nd test September 10th and told I am positive - VL...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HiThanks for writing in again.I think it would be safe to say that the treatment approach taken in your case is a tad unorthodox although it does seem to be working. For one thing, the combination you describe seems funky. Are you sure the Epivir... Read more »


I wrote to you twice before regarding correct dosage and timing of Viread/Videx. After speaking directly with the manufacturer of Viread and getting your response..including speaking with my doctor, I received my prescription of Sustiva, Viread, and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your follow up.You raise all good points; really there is not a lot of data about the drug concentrations, nor performance of this combination among HIV-infected individuals. Hence, there is a degree of speculation to all that we say... Read more »
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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Im 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune.
Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs were melting away)
Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with... Read more »

Is negative really negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
With negative antibody after more than six months with no further exposures, and if I took a hiv dna pcr test and it came back with hiv virus what would be the next step? Could then the antibody results be incorrect? Or is the pcr false positive? ... Read more »

hiv+ and hiv negative partnership

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies
I hope will get some answers from this forum. Please people advise. I am hiv + and just met a wonderful hiv- man. He is a real catch. We have gone on a couple of dates. I went out with him out of myown selfishness and wanted some excitement in... Read more »