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Author Topic: Truvada and the sun.  (Read 5536 times)

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Offline ubotts

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Truvada and the sun.
« on: August 07, 2007, 11:39:48 AM »
 ??? Hi all.
I was wondering if taking truvada isn't good when your taking the sun.
Last month i was put on this med instead of combivir and i never had a problem
before with tanning..
Last week i was on the beach and when i got home and looked into the mirror
my face looked like i had rosacha or however you spell it.
My face looked like a big rash with bumps on my cheeks of my face..the rest of my body was fine..So can anyone here enlighten me on this issue..
I be so grateful to know what to do and what not to do.
I did look it up but it never said anything about taking the sun on this medicine.
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 01:56:06 PM »
Never heard of photosensitivity related to Truvada, Emtriva or Viread.  My guess would be some unrelated factor like an environmental irritant, another drug, or a food that irritated your skin.
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
12-31-09   222wks VL  2430 CD4 690 (37%)
09-30-09   208wks VL  2050  CD4 925 (42%)
06-25-08   143wks VL  1359  CD4 668 (32%)  CD8 885
02-11-08   123wks off meds:  VL 1364 CD4 892(40%/0.99 ratio)
10-19-07   112wks off meds:   VL 292  CD4 857(37%/0.85 ratio)

One copy of delta-32 for f*****d up CCR5 receptors, and an HLA B44+ allele for "CD8-mediated immunity"... beteer than winning Powerball, almost!

Offline ubotts

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 12:52:31 PM »
Hell, iam not sure what is happening to my face and anymore..
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline mjmel

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 01:30:41 PM »
Hell, ubotts, if you were taking chemo for cancer treatment would you go lay out in the blazing sun? No, of course not.
Then, consider that these perscribed drugs are extremely powerful drugs. They are assaulting the HIV virus yet assaulting the body as well.
Unfortuately, at this point in time, I cannot cite a specific study on avoidance of sunbathing when on HIV meds.  I am on Truvada, Norvir & Invirase and I feel like hell if I stay in the blazing sun too long--even with a wide-bimmed straw hat and fully clothed.
My advice: Stop sunbathing; wear sunscreen.
Hope this goes away soon......and I hope this bizarre reaction discourages you from sunbathing in the future.

Mike

Offline ubotts

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 10:41:17 AM »
Mjmel
I have sun tanned for the last 5 yrs while on meds and nothing ever happened
to me..
So I don't why this year is any different... :-[  I know sun is bad for you so i do
put sunscreen on all the time..
It was just one day, that this happened to me..
So iam gonna give it another try..thanks anyway for your comment.
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline cruisin512

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 05:37:38 PM »
I am on Atripla right now (Sustiva and Truvada in one pill).  I am also solar powered (always have been)...LOVE getting out in the sun.  Brown fat looks better than white fat  ;).  I have seen no out-of-the-ordinary reactions.

Are you also on any kind of antibiotic?  They can cause hypersensitivity to the sun.

Either way, if you're having this kind of reaction, go with a good sunscreen.

Good luck-

Offline RICKY77531

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007, 09:23:15 PM »
I work in the hot sun all day....on Atripla...nothing here so far.....
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06/2007   CD4 200  Vl 13495
07/2007   ATRIPLA
09/2007   CD4 323  VL Undetectable
11/2007   CD4 428  VL Undetectable
01/2008   CD4 357  VL Undetectable
04/2008   CD4 357  VL UNDETECTABLE
08/2008   CD4 402  VL UNDETECTABLE
11/2008   CD4 421  79 DETECTABLE..
2/2009     CD4 450  VL UNDETECTABLE

Offline Paulette

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007, 10:38:57 AM »
I started truvada along with reyataz, and norvir back in Feb 2007, the only thing I've noticed is that i tan better. which to me is good because i tend to look healthier with a tan ;D
Paulette

Poz. since 11/7/2003
VL-undetecable
CD843
I have HIV; it doesn't me;)

Offline ubotts

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007, 12:14:24 PM »
Maybe it was the zytec D i was on for allergies.. :-\ Plus I probably need a better sun screen since the ozone layer is depleting..I dunno..

Maybe next year, will be a better one for me.. :-*Thanks for your replies
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline ARMANDO

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2007, 09:24:06 AM »
I AM TAKING TRUVADA ALSO AND HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME REACTION TO THE SUN,ESPECIALLY AROUND THE EYES AND ON MY CHEEKS,LITTLE BUMPS USUALLY GO AWAY AFTER A FEW HOURS.

Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2007, 01:23:21 PM »
If you in the US or its territories, use the FDA's MedWatch system to report adverse events like the ones you have been discussing here:

http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/index.html

The faster events are reported and the closer the reporting is to the patient, the safer our drug production and distribution systems are supposed be.  Nine years ago I made my physician report sudden massive body hair loss due to Crixivan through the system in place at that time, but in recent years I have used MedWatch for several other issues.

....silly of me to not think of MedWatch sooner
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
12-31-09   222wks VL  2430 CD4 690 (37%)
09-30-09   208wks VL  2050  CD4 925 (42%)
06-25-08   143wks VL  1359  CD4 668 (32%)  CD8 885
02-11-08   123wks off meds:  VL 1364 CD4 892(40%/0.99 ratio)
10-19-07   112wks off meds:   VL 292  CD4 857(37%/0.85 ratio)

One copy of delta-32 for f*****d up CCR5 receptors, and an HLA B44+ allele for "CD8-mediated immunity"... beteer than winning Powerball, almost!

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: Truvada and the sun.
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2007, 01:41:58 PM »
Sun?  Tan?  What the hell are THOSE?

~ Cindy (The Whitest White One)
HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

 


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