Oct 9, 2006
I know you probably have heard this question before, but i hope you can answer. I started on sustiva and truvada with great results, and my doc just told me that i should just go to atripla, which he says are chemically equivalents. However, i am so scared that switching will cause resistance. do you think that i should be so apprehensive? Or will the chnage be no diffrent?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Since the active medications are the same, there's no problem in switching from tenofovir/FTC (Truvada) + efavirena (Sustiva, Stocrin) to tenofovir/FTC/efavirenz (Atripla). If your viral load is undetectable on the first combos, there's no risk of getting drug resistance after switching. BY
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