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Truvada
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What You Need to Know About Truvada for HIV Treatment and Prevention

Down-to-earth info you need about Truvada, both as a part of HIV treatment regimens and HIV prevention (PrEP).

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Your Prescription Is Ready: Best Ways to Work With Your Pharmacist

Though they may not be top-of-mind when you think about your health, pharmacists are an important part of your HIV care team. Pharmacist Jennifer Cocohoba suggests some ways to make sure you're getting the most out of your pharmacy visits.

By Jennifer Cocohoba, Pharm.D., A.A.H.I.V.E.
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Is Your HIV Viral Load Normal?

An expert HIV doctor explains viral load testing, what "undetectable" and "unquantifiable" really mean, and how to make sense of your latest numbers.

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.
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Personal Stories

I Moved Back to Atlanta from Boston, and I've Been Out of HIV Meds for a Month

HIV care is separate and unequal in America, health activist Mason writes, as "the system of care here feels no urgency around my survival."

By R. Mason
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Break from medication

Is there a moment when one should be instructed by a medical officer to stop the medication especially when the viral load becomes undetectable?

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

medication change, lab results

Hello doctor, I ve beed taken of tivikay truvada an put to tivikay combivir for a month due to a supply issue. I switched back . However my 6 month vl and cd4 count should be done next month. Should I wait for longer until the body readjusts. How dan...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

positive and consent

hi please help would like to know if its safe to take accutane while taking arv meds

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.
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Switching back and forth between Kaletra + Truvada combo and Genvoya?

Is it ok to switch back and forth between Kaletra + Truvada combo and Genvoya? I have just been put on Genvoya, yet still have a stash of Kaletra + Truvada, is it ok/safe for me to use up this stash once on Genvoya should I run out of the medication ...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Antiretrovirals and non detection

Can an antiretroviral drug work to bring you an undetectable level in a weeks time?

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Genvoya

Is it better to take Genvoya at night or in the morning? About to start treatment.

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.