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September 14, 2010

Meta-analysis Finds Tenofovir Linked to Modest Kidney Impairment, No Increase in Bone Fractures "SUMMARY: Use of tenofovir (Viread, also in the Truvada and Atripla combination pills) was found to be associated with statistically significant loss of kidney function in a systematic review and meta-analysis, but this was considered to have only a modest clinical impact, researchers reported in the September 15, 2010 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. This review also found no link between tenofovir and bone fractures. Researchers concluded that tenofovir use does not need to be limited in areas where kidney function cannot be adequately monitored."