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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Viread

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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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Starting meds, wondering about this combination

Hi Dr. Young - Diagnosed in July 2000. Have not started treatment yet. My Doctor thinks I should start meds now because of high VL for the past 2 years. VL has ranged from 150,000 to 450,000 (last two labs had it around 150,000). T-Cells have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...tolerated. There other treatment (nucleoside) alternatives, such as ZDV (AZT), ddI (Videx), Abacavir (Ziagen) or tenofovir (Viread)-- each comes with a list of pros and cons, but before making any wholesale recommendations, I'd advise you to... Read more »

A start with stocrin/epivir/viread?

Dear Doc,I'm HIV+ and I'm going to be on my first regime soon since my T-cell count is going down quick lately - around 320 now. My Doc recomended me 1 NNRTI + 2 NRTI; So, Efavirenz (stocrin - named sustiva in the U.S.) + Tenofovir (viread) +...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The combination of tenofovir (Viread) + 3TC (Epivir) + efavirenz (Stocrin, Sustiva) is a highly recommended and well studied first-line regimen for HIV. This combo Read more »


Hello, Thank you for the excellent work you do on this site. Your help is really appreciated. For those starting their first HAART regimen and wishing to start on a PI-sparing combination, it seems that Combivir/Sustiva has always been an excellent...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...(as always for any newer drug) require long-term surveillance. In my practice, I give patients the full set of options and pros and cons. Certainly many patients have elected (with my blessings) to start on tenofovir/3TC/efavirenz. The... Read more »

Switch after 5+ yrs

My Dr recently susgested switching from Viread+Trizavir to Viriad+3TC+Sustiva. It's been many yrs since I've researched drugs and I dont know where to start. HIV+ for over 12yrs, past five+ undetectable with current meds, with slowly increasing...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...resistant virus but I am unclear if you need to drop both the AZT and abacavir. Instead, you could change to Epzicom (abacavir+3TC)+Viread+Sustiva. This way the change is less radical.If you do not tolerate the Sustiva, then it is back to the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...Tenofovir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Tenofovir React With Other Drugs? What Is Tenofovir? Tenofovir (Viread), also called bis-POC PMPA, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Gilead... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

... te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Name(s): Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir, GS-4331-05, PMPA Prodrug, TDF, Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Read more »
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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...regimens had higher rates of osteopenia and osteoporosis than HIV-positive individuals not on PI-containing regimens. Tenofovir (Viread) has been associated with bone thinning over time in randomized studies, possibly related to phosphate... Read more »
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...called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One tablet (300 mg Viread and 200 mg Emtriva) once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be... Read more »
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stopping hiv meds

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...1100. These numbers have remained relatively consistent for years. Does anyone have any info about stopping HIV meds and the pros and cons of such. I am very nervous about stopping them after all these years. Any help on this matter would be... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone switched or is using viread? If so, how long and any adverse side effects? I've had problems with pretty much all nukes except 3tc and wanted to see if this Read more »