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What Is The Purpose Of Lopinavir And Viread

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AIDS InfoNet

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 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...
Ask the Experts

Low CD4

I was diagonised in 2000 with a CD4 of 250 and viral load if 95000. I started to take Trizivir, and then was changed to Sustiva, Viread and Tenofovir. My CD4 remained on 550 and viral load undetectable. Now my CD4 has gone down to 210 and viral load...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals about the options. Some HIV physicians try the other major class of drugs instead of Sustiva - i.e., the boosted PIs like lopinavir/rtv or atazanavir with ritonavir - to see if they are more successful at increasing the CD4 cell count. While... Read more »

Lopinavir/Tenofovir Side Effects

25 days ago two of my three HIV drugs where changed. I switched from Sustiva (Efavirenz) andVidex (Didanosine) to Kaletra (Lopinavir) and Viread (Tenofovir) and remained on Ziagen (Abacavir). Since I started these new drugs I have had really bad...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most often the Kaletra would be the culprit. Marinol often is helfpul short term for that. After a month it sometimes settles down. KH Read more »

Does sustiva lower Kaletra too much?

Dear Drs. My Dr. changed my meds from Atripla (which wasn't working) to Kaletra and Viread. Isn't this only 2 meds? I have enough Atripla to take until my next Dr. visit but was worried that the Sustiva part could lower the Kaletra too much to...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Atripla contains tenofovir+FTC+efavirenzTruvada contains tenofovir+FTCKaletra contains lopinavir+ritonavirAll this combining can make things confusing. As far as brand names go, Viread is tenofovir, Sustiva is efavirenz, FTC Read more »

A start with stocrin/epivir/viread?

Dear Doc,I'm HIV+ and I'm going to be on my first regime soon since my T-cell count is going down quick lately - around 320 now. My Doc recomended me 1 NNRTI + 2 NRTI; So, Efavirenz (stocrin - named sustiva in the U.S.) + Tenofovir (viread) +...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The combination of tenofovir (Viread) + 3TC (Epivir) + efavirenz (Stocrin, Sustiva) is a highly recommended and well studied first-line regimen for HIV. This combo Read more »

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): Aluvia, LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Lopinavir/ritonavir, also known as Kaletra, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

... What Is Lopinavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...generic 2000 Zidovudine/ lamivudine/ abacavir Trizivir Combines AZT, 3TC, abacavir ViiV Healthcare 2001 Tenofovir Viread TDF Gilead Sciences & generic 2003 Emtricitabine Emtriva FTC Gilead Sciences & generic 2004 ... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...strategy 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... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...(zalcitabine) * ddI (dideoxyinosine) * d4T (stavudine) * 3TC (lamivudine) * Abacavir (ziagen) * Tenofovir (viread) * Emtriva (emtricitabine) Health care providers can prescribe non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »