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What Does Truvada Treat

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Treating cancer with Norvir, Truvada and Intelence. Is this correct?

This is a general question. I was told that doctors can treat cancer with Norvir, Truvada and Intelence. Is this correct? It was my understanding that these medications were only used for HIV.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Those HIV medications are not used to directly treat cancer. Effective use of antiretroviral medications may have an indirect beneficial effect on HIV related cancers (such as Kaposi's Read more »

Truvada & HepB (not HIV+)

I have cirrosis of the liver due to chronic HepB but am not HIV positive. Recently I was put on... Read more »

Rash when starting truvada+sustiva

I'm starting truvada+sustiva tonight. My doctor said I should immediately stop taking the pills if... 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 »
Project Inform

Truvada Prevents Rectal HIV Infection in Monkeys

...daily use. PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prevention , is using HIV therapy before an HIV exposure in hopes of preventing (but not treating) HIV infection. Intermittent PrEP, or iPrEP, refers to taking Truvada just before a planned sexual event... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Oral Antiretroviral Reduces HIV Infection Risk in MSM by 44%, Study Finds

...infection evaluations. "In addition, all participants were routinely counseled about safe sex practices and provided condoms and treatment for other sexually transmitted infections," the press release states (11/23). "Among the group taking... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...identify people at high risk for this reaction and virtually eliminate HSR. About 90% of HSR occurs within the first six weeks of treatment. Symptoms of HSR usually worsen, very slowly, with every dose. If treatment is stopped because of this... Read more »
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First Lab results - to med or not to med?

Posted by vbd1966, 2 Replies
...significantly. So, the question the doctor posed is "do you want to start on meds?" The options presented are: 1) Atripla, 2) Truvada & Intelence or 3) Truvada & Isentress. I'm going to check out the meds and their side-effects before... Read more »

Advice for Newly Diagnoised about to start treatme

Posted by lawrence03, 2 Replies was somewhat severe and peculiar. Anyways I found out May 27th and now today I am facing the decision to take the meds (truvada/isentress). I'm 24 years old and this whole thing is just a lot to deal with all at once, but my numbers are kind... Read more »

Where to buy drugs in Thailand

Posted by gordon33, 3 Replies
...Generic medications at affordable prices. It is a place I like because it is quick and only takes an hour or two and you are treated very well and also they speak a multiple of different langauges. Also The Doctor I use speaks English and you can... Read more »

Sustiva and Truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...When I first started using Sustiva and Truvada the pills seem to be beating the virus. My doctor is concerned that my numbers (VL#'s) keep going up and down. One 3 month Read more »