FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: TRUVADA

User Comments:


For Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis “Tried Truvada twice as PrEP, including this spring. Both times my heart rate went crazy during my regular exercise routines starting about 3 weeks after going on the medication. I’m discontinuing Truvada again, and hoping my heart returns to normal behavior in a couple weeks, as it did last time.”

Heart rate issues (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 18, 2017


For Nonoccupational Exposure “I’m on it but I just don’t trust it so take other precautions I wish my partner would just stop trying to have sex with me truthfully”

mookie1234 June 12, 2017


For Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis “I’m been taking Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PREP) now for over 3 years. It’s kept me HIV negative, thankfully. However, the longer I’m on it the more issues I have with sleep and irritability… I also feel like I’m not very enthusiastic as I was before taking PREP. This can all be tied to the sleep problems that I feel are a side affect of TRUVADA. So I’m not completely free of side affects. But I am glad that their is a pill we gay men can take to protect us from HIV.”

A-Chicago (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 10, 2017


For Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis “I have been on daily Truvada for PrEP for 2 years. I haven’t had any side effects and my bloodwork has been normal, and I’ve remained HIV negative.”

Nor Cal SF September 19, 2016


For HIV Infection “No side effects experienced in almost two years on this drug. Now taking with Tivicay and no problem so far.”

njrichie (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 26, 2016


For HIV Infection “I`ve been on truvada daily for more than 5 years. I have had numerous problems tho it has kept my viral load undetectable. Most recent issues are elevated creatine, elevated lipase, UTI`s, nausea, vomiting, bloating. They are slowly ruling out all other causes but I am suspecting it is the meds. I started on truvada, norvir and lexiva but after a few years on that combo my liver began to fail. They stopped the HIV meds then but opted to reintroduce the truvada as it’s excreted thru kidneys and added isentress. That was changed to tivicay and truvada which is my current regimen.”

SicklyLisa (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 18, 2015

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.