How Long Does Truvada Take To Work

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... Combo Drug 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) Standard dose: One tablet (300 mg Viread and 200
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Does Truvada cause Phosphorus deficiency ?

I have been on Reyataz, Truvada & Norvir for a couple of years now. However during my last regular blood-work check-ups my doctor noticed that my "Phosphorus" level was low. He repaeted the blood test several times and added a couple of spot urine...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patients. Monitoring overall renal function including checking for protein in urine is warranted with possible switch off the Truvada if the problem progresses. KH Read more »


Hello, let me say first of all thank you for all you do for folks like us who have been diagnosed with HIV. I have been on Atripla for 3 months. My latest viral load is 420000 with a cd4 of 10 whereas my initial VL was 322000 with a cd4 of 0 at the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, possibly etravirine (a new NNRTI) and possibly the CCR5 antagonist maraviroc. Also tenofovir (truvada) usually remains active. So there should be plenty of good options to knock this virus out.Best to you,Joe Read more »

Erectile disfunction - Golden Root Complex works fine

Hello DoctorI am a 47 years old male from Italy in treatment with Viramune and Truvada with good levels/health. The only problem seem to be a not sufficient erection. I spoke to my doctor and he agreed to try viagra, 25 mg. At same time I have been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...been formally studied. There is no good publishesd data that I am aware of that the pill is actually effective or safe for long term use compared to placebo or Viagra like meds. I have may patients who safely take Viagra like drugs under... Read more »

To work or not to work

History: 29 year old male admitted into hospital with PCP and Cryptosporidium. Viral load 7 million, CD4 7. After two months in hospital I then rebuilt my life and was employed meds Nervipine & Truvada. My CD 4 is static at 250, viral load >50. In...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Based upon what you have written I believe you have a good chance of doing very well for a long time. Ultimately, your ability to work will depend upon many factors including how you feel. In fact, this issue is probably Read more »
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...called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, NNRTI or non-nuke) Standard dose: One tablet (Sustiva [600 mg] and Truvada [200 mg Emtriva and 300 mg Viread]), once a day, on an empty stomach or with a light, low-fat snack. Take missed... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...tenofovir + emtricitabine) PI-based regimens Prezista (darunavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada (tenofovir +emtricitabine) Reyataz (atazanavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle Epivir) Epzicom (Epivir plus Ziagen) Trizivir (Retrovir plus Epivir plus Ziagen) Truvada (Emtriva plus Viread) Combining HIV Drugs Doctors often combine drugs from different... Read more »
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...patients (those who have never been on HIV drug therapy). In December 2009, U.S. HIV guidelines added Isentress along with a Truvada backbone as a preferred regimen for treatment-naive patients. The guidelines noted drawbacks: twice-a-day dosing,... Read more »