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What Does Tenofovir Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...was approved in 2001 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. In 2010 it was approved for use by people between 12 and 18 years of age. It has not been carefully studied in people older than age 65. In US treatment guidelines (see Fact Sheet 404 ), tenofovir is listed as a preferred drug for people just starting ART. There are no absolute rules about when to start ART. You and your health care provider should consider...
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dr. Young,i am 46, asian, and have hepb for >>20 yrs. my dr recently prescribed adefovir as my liver enzymes are ~150, and my viral load ~78million copies. iam a single parent and this made me very tired and weak . is there an alternative?iam also...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Yes, there are a number of alternative medications for the treatment of HBV. First off, stopping the medication shouldn't be too much of an issue, if your having significant side effects. Read more »

Corelation of cronic hep. B and HIV

dear sir, I was diagonised as HBsAg + in 2007. Now my condision is:HBsAg+, HBeAg Reactive (value 223)HBV DNA PCR detected.SGPT is 123ul/mg and other parameters ar normal.My doctor suggested my to take "Tenvir #300mg once daily". Please help about1)...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...for your question about HIV...I always test my patients for HIV to be certain that I am not giving them tenofovir (which also treats HIV) and will only partially treat their underlying HIV infection with only one drug. It is a routine test that... Read more »

HIV+ HBV+, tenofovir+interferon?

Male, 43 years old, 100 Kg, 1.7 m, hiv+ since 1986, HIV viral load<50, CD4 300. Hepatitis B+ with HBV viral load 490'000,000. Lypodistrophy, bull hump, diabetes (124), triglycerides (250), hepatic enzymes lightly high, My last HAART was Lamivudine,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...control because you have probably become resistant to its cousin - lamivudine. However, your physician may be prescribing that to treat your HIV.3. I think the switch to an atazanavir combination is a good idea to lessen your risk of other... Read more »

Just starting Prednisone

I was diagnosed with HIV and HBV two years ago. My recent blood test revealed a blood platelet count of 7 and my GP started me on 50MG of Prednisone today to combat this. My current T-Cell count is holding at 570. Due to the viriliant strain of the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...French article describing good results but other studies have not found this to be the case.Lastly, I hope your docs are not treating you with just tenofovir and 3TC. Another drug needs to be added so you do not develop HIV resistance to these... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Early Virologic Non-Response in Patients With HIV Infection Treated With Lamivudine, Abacavir and Tenofovir

...Abacavir and lamivudine in combination with tenofovir should not be used as a triple antiretroviral therapy when considering a new treatment regimen for naive or pre-treated patients. Any patient currently controlled on therapy with this... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Drug Warning: High Rate of Virologic Failure in Patients With HIV Infection Treated With a Once-Daily Triple NRTI Regimen Containing Didanosine, Lamivudine, and Tenofovir

...nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) resistance-associated mutations observed in a clinical study of HIV-infected treatment-naive patients receiving a once-daily triple NRTI regimen containing didanosine enteric-coated beadlets... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

...after they stopped taking emtricitabine, which is part of Truvada. Get tested for hepatitis B before you start taking Truvada to treat HIV. If you have hepatitis B and stop taking Truvada, your health care provider should carefully monitor your... Read more »
The Body PRO

For Potency Tenofovir Equals d4T but Tenofovir Beats d4T With Less Frequent and Common Side Effects

...virologically similar to d4T (stavudine, Zerit) when combined with 3TC (lamivudine, Epivir) and efavirenz (EFV, Sustiva) in treatment-naive patients. However, the study elucidated important potential metabolic benefits associated with tenofovir... Read more »
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Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...finally agreed to put me on something else. So since the change-over, two years ago, I have been on: Nevirapine (Viramune) Tenofovir (Viread) Lamivudine (Epivir) The horrific dreams stopped long ago, but I believe the Efavirenz caused... 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 drug was similar? Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...hi. kinda scared.. about to start treatment. My dr wants to use an induction/maintenance strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based Read more »