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Which Has Fewer Side Effects Truvada Or Combivir

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AIDS InfoNet

Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

... What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: Tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences.
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Risks of switching from Combivir/Stocrin to Atripla

Hi,I am a 28 yo male. i have been on Combivir/Stocrin for over 2 years. My current VL is undetectable, and CD4 is about 550. I am compliant and tolerating my current meds well. However, my cholesterols are slowly creeping up and i have noticed...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Any treatment switch should be a thoughtful one that balances the risks of switching (new side effects and toxicity) and benefits (fewer side effects, less pills, ?lower costs).You won't necessarily be burning... Read more »

Only Truvada as PEP

I recently had an exposure to HIV, the status of the person was unknown.I presented at the hospital after 12 hours of exposure and was given 'Truvada' as the sole medication.I previously had an exposure in 2007 and was given 'Combivir' as a sole...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...meds: tenofovir and emtricitabine) would be expected to be equivalent in benefit (truvada is likely to have fewer short-term side effects). The 2 pills should not be combined together since lamivudine and emtricitabine have essentially the same... Read more »

switching combivir to truvada

I have been on kaletra and combivir combination for 2 years. I have undetectable viral load and no serious side effects.My doctor suggested me that changing combivir to truvada. I actually want to change combivir to truvada because of the risk of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...and resistance standpoint. If you encounter a problem tolerating Truvada often you could be switched back to Combivir (or consider Epzicom particularly if HLA B5701 negative) unless your viral load was increasing. KH Read more »

Kaletra - Truvada

Since 2005 I have been on Kaletra and Combivir, after 6 months that I started the treatment my VL went to undetectable and my CD4 went from 10 to 110. Today I am still undetectable and my CD4 is 550. Happy? just imagine it...2 Month ago I started...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...tenofovir component). Kaletra can increase the levels of tenofovir so there may be some patients who have exaggerated tenofovir side effects (including renal and gut). Other conditions could cause some of the symptoms you describe so an... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...zidovudine (AZT) and lamivudine (3TC) Brand Name: Combivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: emtricitabine or FTC Brand Name: Emtriva Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg capsule once Read more »
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First Lab results - to med or not to med?

Posted by vbd1966, 2 Replies
...presented are: 1) Atripla, 2) Truvada & Intelence or 3) Truvada & Isentress. I'm going to check out the meds and their side-effects before making any kind of decision, but also interested in your take. Does it make sense to go on meds... Read more »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side effects to speak of. I hear it improves overall energy. My thinking is "If it... Read more »

med changes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How is treatment going with Truvada/Sustiva? Any side effects? How are your numbers? Energy level? Read more »

Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
...I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly be... Read more »