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Which Has Less 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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Time to drug resistance Truvada vs. Combivir

Hi Dr. Sherer,I have several questions about drug resistane.My first question is if you take one first line HAART treatment in the NRTIs category and later become resistant to that drug can you switch to another NRTI or are all of the drugs in that...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...which you can ask your doctor.You should discuss your headaches with your doctor and come to a decision. Headaches are a common side effect of AZT, and not of tenofovir or FTC, so it may be useful to try a switch to reduce or eliminate your... Read more »

stockcrin & combivir

Hi is the combivir take the fat to the lower body to the upper? what is the side effect of this two drug.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...area. In US alternative drugs to Combivir are increasingly used (typically Truvada or Epzicom) due to both efficacy and less side effects (including less fat/lipid problems). KH Read more »


I've been on Viramune and Combivir for about 2 years now with no problems, all good numbers. Although I have no side effects, I am worried about future side effects, more visual things. Should I stay on this combination or is there a better combo...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...load), it would be easy enough to change the Combivir to either Kivexa or Truvada, avoid even the remote possiblity of a visible side effect and then be able to take all of your medications once a day as a bonus. 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 »
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 »
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FAQs About Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Dosage | Side Effects | Coinfections | Truvada as PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) | Availability Starting Treatment My HIV 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


... 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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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 »

Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
...months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) just finding the side affects of sustiva really can be hard to cope with, eg interupted sleep also i still have some dizziness from taking... Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle... 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 »