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Apr 20, 2011

I will be having a tonsillectomy next month (due to chronic tonsillitis). I am currently taking Atripla. Will I be able to swallow my Atripla after surgery?

Side Note: I have been taking Atripla for over a year and have had absolutely no side effects. My VL is undetectable and my CD4 is in the 500s. I consider myself very fortunate!!!

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

There shouldn't be any significant problem (other perhaps, than discomfort) is taking your Atripla following your procedure. If you have to, a single missed dose post-operatively shouldn't be a major concern.

Be well, BY

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