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Which Has Fewer Side Effects Truvada Or Combivir

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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. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in...
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Combivir vs Truvada

My apologies to bug you again but you say that my numbers are on track:) Do you think my regime is the best possible, in your opinion, or would you have started with something else? It seems from other post this Truvada seems better? I don't go...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
From your previous post - you are on Combivir and Sustiva and responding quite well to this regimen. If you have had no side effects, then nothing needs to be changed. Although it is true that Truvada outperformed Combivir in a recent head to head... Read more »

Reyataz/Truvada vs. Reyataz/Combivir

My partner and I are both about to embark on starting meds. We both were diagnosed as HIV + as of Nov 4, 2004. His doctor is prescribing Reyataz/Norvir/Combivir. My doctor is presribing Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada. We both have the same resistence...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The best way to use Reyataz is not yet clear. There is no question that this agent represents a significant advance in the protease inhibitor class. It has fewer metabolic side effects, is dosed once a day, and is quite potent when boosted by... Read more »

Combivir or Truvada

I have been on a regiment of Combivir and Sustiva for the last 19 months with no negative side effects and remaining undectable with a cd4 hovering around 450 and cd4% on the rise, starting at 8% and now at 15%. I had asked my doctor about switching...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Truvada + Sustiva has the advantage of once a day therapy (also true for Epzicom + Sustiva), less anemia, and perhaps better CD4 response than the traditional (and generally very effective) Combivir + Sustiva regimen. I often switch patients to a... Read more »

Combivir or Truvada

I have been on a regiment of Combivir and Sustiva for the last 19 months with no negative side effects and remaining undectable with a cd4 hovering around 450 and cd4% on the rise, starting at 8% and now at 15%. I had asked my doctor about...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The switch you describe should not be a problem. Potency is not an issue here and the side effect profile of Truvada is very favorable. Regarding anemia, this is seen in some people on AZT but it is much more common in those with low CD4 cell... Read more »
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Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor 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... 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 »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 3 Replies
hello
Just went to a new DR said to go with this combo and i am wondering did it help anyone. i used to take Combivir and Crixivan and he said those are old meds no one takes them anymore there is so much better out there now...is he correct are... Read more »