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Who Takes Tenofovir

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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
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Tenofovir (truvada) and kidney disease - prevention

I'm a 31 male and had seroconversion illness about a year ago. I started meds, Isentress (2 tablets/d) + Truvada (1 tablet/d), a week ago (lab data: VL was 360000, cd4 510; no diabetes etc). No significant side effects, except for muscle pain due to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...urine, diabetes, hepatitis C). Monitoring kidney function using creatinine clearance calculations is recommended when taking tenofovir. If concerned about Fanconi syndrome then checking serum phosphate, glucose, and potassium levels and urine... Read more »

valtrex and tenofovir in normal kidney fx.

hey dr. bob. quick question:im newly hiv + with herpes type I. my regiment consists of isentress and truvada. no outbreaks from herpes so far, but if valtrex or acyclovir becomes necessary, will i have to stop taking the tenofovir component in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,With normal kidney function there is no reason to discontinue tenofovir while taking Valtrex or acyclovir for an outbreak (or even chronic suppressive therapy).Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Tenofovir & Hepatitis B

I take the HIV drug Atripla, which contains tenofovir (Viread). I understand tenofovir has anti-viral activity against Hepatitis B. I was told that it could potentially block Hepatitis B, therefore it could prevent you from being infected. Is that...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Actually you are taking two drugs with activity against hepatitis B - emtricitabine and tenofovir - both of which make up Atripla.This medication is excellent for treatment of chronic infection with hepatitis B. There are no Read more »

Can I take Zerit (Stavudine, d4T) with Viread (Tenofovir).

Hi, I just had a quick question. I've been researching everywhere but couldnt find an answer, if I'm taking Zerit (Stavudine, d4T) and Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin), can I take Viread (Tenofovir).Thanks so much for all your help. God bless.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thank you for your post.While d4T (Zerit) is not routinely used with tenofovir (Viread, Truvada),nor is this a commonly used NRTI backbone to be taken with efavirenz, there's no particular reason why the Read more »
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Virologic Failure Among Treatment-Naive Patients Taking Tenofovir DF or Stavudine in Combination With Lamivudine and Efavirenz

... Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Virologic Failure Through 48 Weeks Among Treatment-Naive Patients Taking Tenofovir DF (TDF) or Stavudine (d4T) in Combination With Lamivudine (3TC) and Efavirenz (EFV) Authored by M.D. Miller ... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

... te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Name(s): Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir, GS-4331-05, PMPA Prodrug, TDF, Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Tenofovir... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tenofovir and the Kidneys

... The anti-HIV drug tenofovir (Viread, and in Atripla and Truvada) is an effective part of combination therapy for HIV. The kidneys process tenofovir and Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

EuroSIDA Study Finds a Signal of Kidney Toxicity With Tenofovir or Atazanavir

...people from 35 countries. EuroSIDA can provide a powerful tool to analyze health-related trends in HIV-positive people. Tenofovir and the Kidneys The anti-HIV drug tenofovir (Viread, and in Atripla and Truvada) is an effective part of... Read more »
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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? Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...problem" to me in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or anyone... Read more »

Feeling "refrigerated" upon waking up?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...kept all opportunistic infections at bay, my CD4 up, and my viral load undetectable. My medication consists of: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine I can only imagine that in some people this early-morning "refrigerated" feeling is a result of one... Read more »