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What Is Tenofovir Used For

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Tenofovir (Viread)

... What Is Tenofovir? Who Should Take Tenofovir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Tenofovir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Tenofovir React With Other Drugs? What Is Tenofovir? Tenofovir (Viread), also called bis-POC
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Tenofovir or Abacavir

What is another name for the above HIV/AIDS medication?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tenofovir (= Viread and if combined with FTC=Truvada) while abacavir = Ziagen (if combined with 3TC/lamuvidine= Epzicom). KH Read more »

Tenofovir & Hepatitis B

I take the HIV drug Atripla, which contains tenofovir (Viread). I understand tenofovir has anti-viral activity against Hepatitis B. I was told that it could potentially block Hepatitis B, therefore it could prevent you from being infected. Is that...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Actually you are taking two drugs with activity against hepatitis B - emtricitabine and tenofovir - both of which make up Atripla.This medication is excellent for treatment of chronic infection with hepatitis B. There are no Read more »

tenofovir fumarate

What's the difference from Tenofovir and Tenofovir fumarate?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...These are two generic names for the same medication-- tenofovir (aka Viread, part of Truvada and Atripla).BY Read more »

TENOFOVIR GEL

I CAME TO KNOW ABOUT TENOFOVIR GEL WHICH CAN APPLY BY WOMEN TO AVOID HIV TRANSMISSION FROM THEIR HIV+ PARTNERS AND ASLO A CHANCHE TO GET PREGNANCY. SO WHERE CAN I GET/BUY TENOFOVIR GEL
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.You're referring to an experimental strategy that uses topical tenofovir to prevent HIV infection. The gel that you speak of is not yet approved for use, nor commercially available.I hope that results Read more »
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Topical PrEP Comparison: Tenofovir Alone May Be as Effective as Tenofovir/FTC, Study Finds

...preparations for the next generation of PrEP research. Our study compares the effectiveness of a topical gel containing one drug, tenofovir [TDF, Viread], with another gel containing a combination of two drugs, tenofovir and FTC [emtricitabine,... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Tenofovir (Viread)

... ¿Qué Es Tenofovir? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Tenofovir? ¿Qué Sucede Con la Resistencia? ¿Cómo Se Toma Tenofovir? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tenofovir and the Kidneys

... The anti-HIV drug tenofovir (Viread, and in Atripla and Truvada) is an effective part of combination therapy for HIV. The kidneys process tenofovir and Read more »
AIDSinfo

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 Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Tenofovir... Read more »
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Tenofovir

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm just starting treatment and my doctor who does things differently recommended tenofovir...I know it's a new drug. Has anyone any experience with it? Read more »

Shortness of breath

Posted by garret99
...Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that is using stochrine,epivir and tenofovir.....my doc removed one of my meds and replaced it with the epivir. After 3 months my cd4 count went from 155 to 260 and my viral Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...problem" to me in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or anyone... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me side effects with these? also is facial lipotrophy a side effect of this? any help would be... Read more »