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Author Topic: Tivicay + Truvada or Biktarvy  (Read 419 times)

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Offline eeor

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Tivicay + Truvada or Biktarvy
« on: August 15, 2019, 02:25:53 pm »
Hi guys,

My labs came out poz on july 2017 and Ive been on Tivicay + Truvada since then and became undetectable within 2 months. My last labs: VL<20, cd4 960. My doctor want me to change to Biktarvy on the grounds that is easier on bones and kidneys, Does anyone knows if this med is better and why? or why should I change my actual meds?

Thanks guys

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Re: Tivicay + Truvada or Biktarvy
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 05:28:16 pm »
Hiya,

Welcome to the forum

Well, Biktarvy contains TAF the updated TDF (Truvada), there is some evidence that it's kinder on the kidneys/bones. Plenty of reports/studies on the topic.

End of the day it's your healthcare and choices, definitely appreciate wanting to stay on something that works for you though. I added a few links as examples on the topic below.

Jim

https://www.poz.com/article/TDF-TAF-switch-27580-6994
https://www.poz.com/article/evidence-updated-tenofovir-safer-bones-kidneys
https://www.poz.com/article/analysis-backs-new-tenofovirs-kidney-safety-old-version
https://www.aidsmap.com/Doubt-cast-on-link-between-tenofovir-disoproxil-and-bone-fractures/page/3398708/
https://www.poz.com/article/subnormal-kidney-function-may-get-boost-switch-new-tenofovir
https://www.poz.com/article/gileads-entire-hiv-enterprise-built-false-promise
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