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Viread Viread Hiv Medication

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... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs
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hello,I would ask you about viread. My doctor says that viread reduced my cd4 count ( from 920 to 600 ). Is this correct ?thanks
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...No. Viread in combination with other HIV medications has been found to INCREASE CD4 cell counts. An exception can be when Viread is taken Read more »

Hepatitis B treatment with Viread

I had had Hep B for many years and was closely watched by my family doctor. A recent blood test indicated my DNA count has risen to 2700 and my doctor suggested taking Viread for treatment. I researched this drug and found that there were many side...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Viread is a potent HBV drug that has many years of proven experience and safety. It has an excellent safety record in HIV infected patients Read more »

kidney problems with viread?

Dr. Gerald,How common are renal problems associated to arvs like Viread?Hoffman
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Kidney problems with Viread are uncommon. In the pivotal studies that compared Viread to Zerit in treatment-nave patients there were no differences between Read more »

Viread to be taken with food, or not?

Why does everything I read on the Internet state that Viread does not need to be taken with food, yet my pharmacy always puts a little sticker on my Viread bottle that says "Take medication WITH FOOD"? I take Viread along with Viramune and Epivir...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Food or no food, that is your question. Well, stickers be damned, no food is fine. The blood level of Viread can increase with a very fatty, super size me, meal but a light meal produces similar levels as no food. The FDA approved package Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Grants Priority Review Status to Gilead Sciences' Fixed-Dose Combination of AIDS Drugs Viread, Emtriva

... FDA has granted priority review status for a fixed-dose drug combination (FDC) pill that would include its antiretroviral drugs Viread and Emtriva, Reuters reports (Reuters, 5/17). FDC antiretroviral drugs combine two or more different... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Government Agencies, Gates Foundation To Fund Trials to Test Whether AIDS Drug Viread Can Prevent HIV Infection

...immune response and lower viral levels in the bloodstreams of patients who are resistant to other antiretrovirals ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 10/29/02). The Gates Foundation has awarded a $6.5 million grant to fund a randomized,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Protests Might Slow Trials Aimed at Determining if Antiretroviral Drug Viread Could Prevent HIV Infection

... Protests from AIDS advocates over international trials aimed at determining if Gilead 's antiretroviral drug Viread is effective at preventing Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antiretroviral Drug Researchers, AIDS Advocates Fail to Reach Consensus Over Viread Trials in Developing Countries

...trials are using U.S. funding, and providing clean needles would breach a congressional ban on the practice ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 5/18). Meeting Outcome At the meeting -- which was sponsored by the International AIDS Society --... Read more »
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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...cancer medications AT COST . We understand how hard it is to obtain some of these medications - Atripla, Viramune, Truvada, and Viread all cost in the thousands. We can get most HIV-medications at 75-90% off retail prices if it is... Read more »

HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...screening so they could begin treatment early. I wrote in a letter to the editor that while the new meds allow people with HIV/AIDS to live longer, that life is by no means healthy and that avoiding HIV infection was the best course. That... Read more »

swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs were melting away) Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with Viread.That should very quickly identify the culprit behind the fatigue. Another clue was that I couldn't tolerate... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me side effects with these? also is facial lipotrophy a side effect of this? any help... Read more »