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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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