The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Do NRTIs Do

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Resitant to all PIs & almost all NRTIs

Hello,I have been HIV+ for 25 years and have done pretty well on my HIV therapies which I began about 17 years ago. Last year my viral load began to increase so my doctor & I decided to switch my regimen. My Pheno & Genotype test showed me resistant...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
You have done well to tell me a great deal about your situation, but I will caution you and other readers of this website that complex cases with high levels of resistance and a long treatment history are the most difficult to summarize accurately,... Read more »

Off label use of NRTIs for obesity

Hi there doctor,Thanks for this fantastic web site and the work you do.Out of curosity, with the... Read more »

Sustiva causing resistance to other nNRTIs

Sustiva (efavirenz)-Induced Mutation in Subtype C HIV May Confer Multi-NNRTI ResistanceA mutation... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Know Your HIV Drugs: NRTIs (The Nukes)

In recent years the drug choices available to people with HIV have increased substantially. There are currently 16 approved antiviral drugs for HIV and these drugs are usually used in combinations of three or more to create an effective antiviral... Read more »
The Body PRO

New Test to Measure Intracellular Levels of Phosphorylated NRTIs Leads to Intriguing Discovery

Intracellular Metabolism of AZT Leads to the Production of Significant Levels of d4T Triphosphate in HIV Infected Patients Authored by Grassi J., Becher F., Pruvost A., Schlemmer D., Créminon C., Goujard C., Delfraissy J.-F., Benech H. ... Read more »
The Body PRO

Substituting With Tenofovir Decreases the Adverse Effects Seen With Other NRTIs

Since the introduction of the antiviral tenofovir (TDF, Viread), there has been interest in using this drug in a variety of settings. One attractive feature of tenofovir is that it has a different, often reduced, adverse event profile compared to... Read more »
Project Inform

Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

Introduction Body Shape Changes Study Volunteers Study Design Side Effects Study Results Project Inform's Perspective Introduction Studied as a way to reduce excess deep belly fat, the synthetic human growth hormone... Read more »
Connect With Others

Drug Resistant HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hi I just found out the strain of hiv i have is resistant to possibly a whole class of NRTIs and PIs..any experience with this for any of you? what could the options be for someone in my situation? I am still treatment naive. Read more »

Should i Start medication???

Posted by coconyc, 3 Replies
Hi im Coco from nyc I though the benefit or getting tested its to find out the virus in a early time so u can get a good treatment that prolong ur life in a better condition, i got my first results a month ago and i got CD4:276 and VL: 3616, so my... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
quote: Adam Legge, Monday, April 16, 2007 Antiretroviral drugs used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child can cause genetic damage in infants that may increase their risk of developing cancer in the future, according to new research. ... Read more »

Picking treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have to pick my treatment now (positive for 8 years and only now do I need treatment cause viral load went up and tcells went down)and I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions for first choice of therapy...I heard sustiva with two nrtis would be... Read more »