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Tenvir not Tenvir EM

Hello, I recently purchased Tenvir. I later realized that Tenvir EM is the HIV prevention medication. So what i have now is a years supply of 300 mg Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate WITHOUT Emtricitabine. Can i still use it for HIV prevention? Thank you...

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Teevir and other meds (Efavirenz/lamivudine/tenofovir)

Dear Doc, Please help response, i need your good advice! My viral load are undetectable, and CD4 are high last tested couple months back. So far I have been taking Efavirenz/lamivudine/tenofovir (EFV/3TC/TDF) almost over 2 years, but i have recently ...

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Started PEP after unprotected oral sex

I had unprotected oral sex with two sex workers. I also had vagina sex with a confom with one of them. They said they were safe but I am still extremely worried. I went to a Clinic and got put on Truvada and isentress less than 36 hours after being w...

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Jail and treatment interruption

Hello i recently got arrested and missed 6 days of my medicine will my medicine still work?

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Fiance of 3 yrs recently tested positive for hiv

Hi, my fiance of 3 years was hospitalized for pneumonia recently and was told he was hiv positive with a cd4 count of 38. He said he's been tested a few times before but was always negative. We had triplets 2 years ago and we're all negative (since ...

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Started meds

I drank my first pill (ATROIZA) last night and it made me feel horrible. How long does this last as if I'm going to feel like that every night I'm not going to drink it. Any advice please?

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hiv

Which him treatment safe in pregnancy

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insomnia

How to u avoid insomnia side effect when taking triumeq

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TRUVADA vs DESCOVY

4 months into taking Descovy rather than Truvada I developed pvc's out of nowhere, severe stomach and intestinal issues, weight loss and muscle twitching in chest, abdomen, stomach etc. Also feel like crap all the time with off and on light headednes...

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neuropathy

Hi Doctor I used Zerit and Videx 17 years ago. As the new arvs are made, I changed combo from time to time. At present I am using Kaletra and Truvada. My CD4 count is 1200. Vl is less than 40. My main worry is that I suffer from severe neuropathy i...