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What Is Tenofovir Used For

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Tenofovir (Viread)

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 Sciences. The FDA approved tenofovir for use against HIV in October 2001. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Tenofovir is a nucleotide analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse...
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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.

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

tenofovir

what is tenofovir?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Tenofovir is the most recently approved medications for the treatment of HIV. The drug is marketed under the name "Viread" by the company Gilead. Tenofovir is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor and is chemically related, though... Read more »

next to tenofovir?

dear doc, first we got adefovir which is now used only in hepa B. then came tenofovir. but we have not heard any congener to tenofovir without any cross resistance. why so?regards....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There is a prodrug congener of tenofovir, called GS-7340 in development. As a prodrug, it has the same active molecule as tenofovir DF and shares the same resistance profile. GS-7340 is in phase 3 clinical studies.Other... Read more »

Truvada with 245 mg or 300 mg Tenofovir ?

Dear experts,In Thailand, Truvada or generic versions contain 300mg Tenofovir.In Europe, Truvada has 245mg Tenofovir.1) Is 245mg an updated treatment standard ?2) Does this dosage decrease the likelihood of side effects ?3) Do you know names of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.The two medications are equivalent. The numbers reflect different ways of counting up the milligrams in the pill, so 300 mg in the US/Europe is the same as 245 mg elsewhere.Yes, Truvada is approved in the US for PrEP.Be... 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?


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HIV testing while on tenofovir.

Posted by EmeandEme, 1 Reply
I have been taking tenofovir for over 6 months for Hep B. 3 months ago I had unprotected sex because the condom broke and need to figure out what test I need to take to check for HIV.

I have gotten tested every single month and everything has come... Read more »

Complera, the new once-daily combo pill

Posted by bartleby
new treatment option. here's what you need to know.
Complera (rilpivirine/tenofovir/FTC) is like Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC) except it replaces the Sustiva (efavirenz, Stocrin) arm with Edurant (rilpivirine). it has to be taken with a meal.... 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 load was... Read more »