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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Emtricitabine

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Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

... What Is Emtricitabine? Who Should Take Emtricitabine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Emtricitabine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Emtricitabine React With Other Drugs? What Is Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine (Emtriva)
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Should I start treatment? Pros/cons of two suggested treatments

Dear Dr.I have been living with HIV for almost a year. I am sure I got infected last summer, and I have been monitoring my CD4/viral load level since January. I am currently living in the US, but I am not a resident and I may eventually need to go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FrascinoHi Leery of Starting Therapy,I would suggest you have a discussion with your HIV specialist to thoroughly discuss the pros and cons of beginning treatment. I would certainly encourage you to consider starting. However, not until the... Read more »

Volunteering for phase 3 Gilead GS-9350 study

What are the pros and cons of taking part in this study: Gilead Sciences phase 3 randomized double blind Elvitegravir emtricitabine tenofovir disoproxil fumarate gs-9350 versus Ritonavir-Boosted Atazanavir Plus Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.For full disclosure, I should tell you that I am an investigator on this study.One thing that is important in a study is that the arms are balanced. Especially in a phase 3 study, whichever arm you get assigned there should... Read more »

please help me!

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I am about to start meds and find myself struggling to choose the right combo. My blood work from a week ago is; cd4 - 292, viral load is 572 and 33%. I sometimes have crazy dreams and are very...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...the Isentress although twice a day may be the best choice.You should go over these options with your doctor and look at the pros and cons of each for you. Based on your counts the time to start is now. I have had people on all these combos and... Read more »

Truvada/Nevirapine Combo

I'm on Truvada and Nevirapine at the moment which is three pills once a day. I want to switch to Altripa as it is a one pill, once a day treatment, any advice?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Nevirapine to Atripla is basically a lateral move in regards to likely response. Atripla consists of 3 medications: tenofovir and emtricitabine (which are both in truvada which you are already taking) and efavirenz. Efavirenz is a... Read more »
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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...em-tri-SIT-uh-bean Brand Name: Emtriva Other Name(s): 524W91, FTC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Emtricitabine, also known as Emtriva or FTC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

...With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: Tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions have been tentatively approved... Read more »
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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...fields and other studies are underway. Studies that are looking at the efficacy of a once-a-day pill (tenofovir or tenofovir/emtricitabine) for HIV-negative people to protect themselves against HIV infection (the pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP... Read more »
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BESOS CON LLAGAS AMSTURBACION CON UN POSITIVO

Posted by mexmex, 2 Replies
DISCULPE MI MOLESTIA,RESULTA QUE EN LA SEGUNDA SEMANA OCTUBRE DEL 2008 UN TRANSEXUAL QUE PRESUNTAMENTE ES VIH POSITIVO (POSTERIORMENTE ME DI CUENTA) EN ESA OCASION ME DEJE LLEVAR Y ME BESO MUY INTENSAMENTE Y ME MASTURBO A LA VEZ,LO QUE ME PREOCUPA... Read more »

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...a mis padres... mi mama sospecha que algo anda mal, supongo que es basicamente por mis cambios de humor y asiduas visitas a profesionales medicos. Mi padre reacciona hasta casi indiferente... pero me preocupa mi madre. No quiero causarles... Read more »

New to all this... from England

Posted by Jeeves01, 7 Replies
...tolerability, potency etc: - Epzicom + Sustiva - Truvada + Sustiva - Truvada + Reyataz + Norvir My Doctor has filled me in as to the pro's/con's of each combo, however, this is no substitue for hearing from those who have had first hand... Read more »

Un consejo: vayan con cuidado con su salud psicol

Posted by miedoso, 1 Reply
...ventana (los tres meses): QUE OLVIDEN EL TEMA Y LA MANERA DE HACERLO ES NO DNDOLE IMPORTANCIA. A mi, no hacerlo, me gener un problema de ansiedad, que se ha generalizado a muchos otros aspectos de la vida. El miedo a que se conociese mis... Read more »