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What should I avoid while taking Viread?

While taking Viread (tenofovir) you should avoid drinking alcohol, since this medication may increase your risk of developing liver problems. You also should avoid taking the combination drug emtricitabine-tenofovir or andefovir. Since Viread does not protect against the spread of HIV, you should avoid activities that could cause you to spread your infection to other people. Such activities include: having unprotected sex and sharing needles, toothbrushes or razors. The effects of Viread on unborn babies are not yet established, so you may choose to avoid becoming pregnant while taking Viread. Be sure to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of undergoing Viread treatment during pregnancy. Breastfeeding should always be avoided by anyone with HIV or AIDS, due to the risk of passing the infection to an infant through breast milk.


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