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
CD 4 Count
Restarting Reyatazz and Epizicom
- Are People With Hiv Allowed To Work In Health Care?
- How Many Time Does It Take To Have Sex With A Person Hiv Positive For You To Get It?
- How Will The Doctor Contact Me If I Test Positive For Hiv?
- What Happens At The End If You Have Hiv Aids?
- Hiv Killed By Air
- How Long Does It Take For Hepatitis B To Show Up?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.