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Sep 20, 2006

hey docs, been on sustiva, viread,and epivir for 2 years with great results. no side effects to speak of, v.l. <50 for 18 months, t cells around 500 consistantly. never missed a dose,ever! had my 3 month check up today and my doc is changing my meds to atripla. she explaind that its "the same" as what im taking now, just 1 pill... what do you docs think? thanks for your reply.......

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Since FTC (one of the ingredients of Atripla) and 3TC (Epivir) are very similar in activity and side effects, switching from tenofovir (Viread), 3TC and efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) to the tenofovir/FTC/efavirenz combo pill (Atripla) should go fine. BY

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