|Can I switch to Atripla?
Mar 1, 2007
I am currently taking Norvir, Truvada and Reyetaz. Around the time of diagnosis my genotype analysis showed resistance to Sustiva. Am I a candidate for Atripla? The reason I ask, is because of the costs associated with taking one drug versus three. Thank you for your time.
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
No, you cannot switch to Atripla. Unfortunately, you were among the ~10% of Americans who acquire a drug resistant HIV strain. Since Atripla is a combination of tenofovir, FTC and efavirenz and your baseline resistance test showed resistance to efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin); taking Atripla would be equivalent to taking only two drug treatment. BY
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