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What tests might I need before I start taking Stribild?

Before you start taking Stribild (elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir), a prescription medicine used to treat human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1), your doctor will probably run blood and urine tests to evaluate your kidneys and your bones. Some potential side effects of Stribild include kidney problems, including kidney failure, and bone problems, such as pain in your bones or thinning or softening of your bones (which could result in fractures).

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