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If one is on truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) can they also take a prenatal?

If one is on truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) can they also take a prenatal?

Why?: Yes. Of course. But no prenatal vitamin would add any health benefit to a male. None. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tenofovir (Definition)

Tenofovir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more


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How effective is Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for treating HIV?

Very, but not alone: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is effective in the treatment of HIV, but not alone. A 3rd agent (there are 2 active compounds in it; emtricitabine & tenofavir)is required. There now are many, Prezista, Isentress, Edurant & Reyataz just to name a few. ...Read more

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Is it sufficient viread 300 1tab/aday for hbsag+, e-, vload suppressed for 3 yrs. Suggested truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is prefered.?

Is it sufficient viread 300 1tab/aday for hbsag+, e-, vload suppressed for 3 yrs. Suggested truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is prefered.?

Viread (tenofovir) OK: I may have mislead you with a recent answer, because I'm used to treating people with hiv/hbv coinfection. Viread (tenofovir) alone is sufficient if you're hiv-negative with the characteristics you describe. Sorry for the confusion. ...Read more

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I am HIV +25 yrsold I am on truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) stocrin 1 year I am non dedected now and my cd4cd8 is total 2329 is it oky? Am I safe going to live longer life

I am HIV +25 yrsold I am on truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) stocrin 1 year I am non dedected now and my cd4cd8 is total 2329 is it oky? Am I safe going to live longer life

Yes -but. ..: Knowing your absolute cd 4 count would help. By taking your truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and Efavirenz daily, having an undetectable viral load, practicing safe sex, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle which includes regularly scheduled visits to your HIV specialist, there is no reason why you should not live a longer life. ...Read more

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Could pep truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) be taken with other pain killer medcine like ibuprufen?

Could pep truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) be taken with other pain killer medcine like ibuprufen?

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) safe use: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir), can be safely taken with the common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), ibuprofen. However you should not exceed the recommended daily amount suggested by the manufacture. Most NSAIDS with chronic use can cause gastric distress. This effect is not unique to Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) use. ...Read more

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Is daily truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) a good preventative medication for hiv? What are my risks?

Is daily truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) a good preventative medication for hiv? What are my risks?

Excellent choice: Daily Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is a good idea if you are at high risk for HIV due to behaviors such as unprotected receptive anal intercourse. But Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) does NOT protect you 100% from HIV. If an HIV positive partner with a high viral load ejaculates into you, there is still a chance that you can become positive. Condoms are still the best protection, and Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) will not protect against other STDs. ...Read more

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If I'm negative and start taking truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) daily, as a preventative medication, what are my chances of getting hiv?

Info from study: In the pivotal study, truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) led to an additional 44% HIV protection. No one can answer what your chances of getting HIV with truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) since that would also be affected by the type of sexual activity/partners as well. Keep in mind people in this study also received counseling and actually had lower risk behaviors in addition to taking the truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir).

http://www. Nejm. Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa10112. ...Read more

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My bloodwork come back negative for everything. My partner is positive and I wanted to get on truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a preventative medication.

My bloodwork come back negative for everything. My partner is positive and I wanted to get on truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a preventative medication.

PreP: This is a very good and wise decision. But, first, more importantly for your sake and his health's sake, he needs to be on HIV medications that effectively suppress his HIV viral load to undetectable. Once he is undetectable it is very unlikely that he will be contagious. I often recommend this site to find the right doctor for you: http://www. Glma. Org. But, get on prep asap. ...Read more

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Is truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) a good choice as part of a preventative step for a male who does not regularly wear protection during male to male intercourse?

Is truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) a good choice as part of a preventative step for a male who does not regularly wear protection during male to male intercourse?

Yes, it is.: While every single health care professional rightly says that you MUST wear condoms when having sex with unknown or sero-discordant partners, the reality is that Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) does in fact provide SOME protection from the transmission of HIV. However, we CANNOT condone the use of Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) ALONE, because it does NOT completely protect against HIV, and does NOTHING to prevent ANY OTHER STD. ...Read more

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Can I take truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and drink alcohol?

Can I take truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and drink alcohol?

Yes: Alcohol will not interact with Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). Just limit the alcohol so you do not get into trouble from intoxication. But the effect of the Turvada will still be present. ...Read more

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I am on lexiva truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, could cause side effects?

I am on lexiva truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, could cause side effects?

Sometimes: The regimen of norvir, lexiva, and truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is usually well tolerated and does not cause side effects. However, everyone responds differently to medications. Sometimes this regimen may cause some gastrointestinal side effects (such as mild nausea or diarrhea) and cholesterol/triglyceride elevations related to the protease inhibitors. ...Read more

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Reading about Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) it seems it isn't worth taking even if I do plan to have sex with multiple partners. It has many serious and fatal side effects.

Reading about Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) it seems it isn't worth taking even if I do plan to have sex with multiple partners. It has many serious and fatal side effects.

Get a good doctor: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is the most effective HIV prevention yet developed. It is very safe. It is 100% effective at preventing HIV infection if taken daily. Please find a good expert in thus forked to help you. Here is a good place to find such an expert. Http://www. Glma. Org ...Read more

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I exercise in the gym and now I wanna go under 10 weeks of hormone r t cycle I only use truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and stocrin as HIV patient what you suggest thanks xxx?

I exercise in the gym and now I wanna go under 10 weeks of hormone r t cycle I only use truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and stocrin as HIV patient what you suggest thanks xxx?

Personal choice: Congratulations on having your HIV infection under control, and having a fitness lifestyle with goals. I'd urge you not to use Anabolic steroids because they're illegal, they're cheating, and they can affect your body and more importantly your mind -- you might do something suddenly that you'll regret forever -- and a naturally fit man looks better. But ultimately it's up to you. Tell your Dr. ...Read more

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I have been taking Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a preventative medication. Since then I've noticed my stool smells like metal. Is this a problem? Could this even be related to those meds?

I have been taking Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a preventative medication. Since then I've noticed my stool smells like metal. Is this a problem? Could this even be related to those meds?

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir): Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) has proven useful as a preventative medication for HIV. It is generally well tolerated. I have never heard of stool smelling like metal as a side effect of this medication. It is recommended that you have periodic tests of your liver and kidneys while on Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). Although it is probably nothing to worry about, you should tell your doctor and have those tests performed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I get some information on the possibility of lactic acidosis and or liver damage when taking truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for PrEP?

Can I get some information on the possibility of lactic acidosis and or liver damage when taking truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for PrEP?

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir): Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) can cause some harm on the kidneys in about three percent of patients taking it. It is not harmful to the liver. The chemical in this medication that can harm the kidneys will be changed soon to a new safer version. The kidneys can recover if the drug is stopped. This kidney trouble is easily identified with a simple blood test. ...Read more

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I take norvir, truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezista at night, can I take my omiprazole with them or take it in am? I'm on it for gerd.

I take norvir, truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezista at night, can I take my omiprazole with them or take it in am? I'm on it for gerd.

Separate: Great question. In reality science does not support taking any strong ppi antacid with these HIV medications, but, many patients do anyway. In my practice I just ask that they take them at separate times of the day. I like that you are willing to divide this by twelve hours. ...Read more

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Where can I read the detailed process on how truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) prevents HIV infection? Everything online just says it prevents HIV but never explains how.

HIV: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is a combo drug that has Tenofovir and emtricitabine both of which are reverse transcriptase inhibitors - means they inhibit the enzyme "reverse transcriptase" in HIV virus by binding to it - Like a "kill switch". Reverse transcriptase build more HIV viruses in the body. The medication stops the virus from making more of itself.
The image here shows where reverse transcriptase is. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to be both an SSRI and the drug Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir)? The SSRI for OCD and Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for the prevention of HIV.

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir): Yes. Almost all mental health medications can be safely taken with Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). ...Read more

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I have been HIV positive for six years and I find it hard to get the results I want in the gym. Should I try anabolics. I take truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) prezista norvir?

I have been HIV positive for six years and I find it hard to get the results I want in the gym. Should I try anabolics. I take truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) prezista norvir?

Hard gainer: Trying anabolic steroids is your business in today's world, though it may be illegal and cheating. I've been around gyms for decades and most guys who try them regret it. You may do something you regret for the rest of your life, and who wants tiny testicles? Use creatine & a protein supplement first, and remember most people admire definition over bulk. Photo Guy is HIV+. ...Read more

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NEJM says Niaspan 500 does not work. I was just placed on it for 3 months. Also take Fish Oil. Should I contact dr? On HAART drug Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) Tivicay. Help

NEJM says Niaspan 500 does not work. I was just placed on it for 3 months. Also take Fish Oil. Should I contact dr? On HAART drug Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) Tivicay. Help

Science and Life: There is a lot of debate about Niacin. And the science in the NEJM is just one piece of the story and debate. If I remember well you have high Triglycerides. High Triglycerides are more dangerous than niacin and I would see how you do with it before just stopping it. It has worked in individual patients; it is part of the standard of care in HIV medicine. ...Read more

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I went to see my doctor for Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). They tested my blood with the Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 assay. Was this the correct test? Results were <20 copies/mL.

I went to see my doctor for Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). They tested my blood with the Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 assay. Was this the correct test? Results were <20 copies/mL.

Yes, that is fine: There are many different HIV viral load tests that can look for the presence of HIV. The Cobas assay is one of many and just depends on what your lab uses. The result of ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Viread (Definition)

Viread is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more


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