Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Artipla travel schedule
Aug 14, 2012

I started to take Artipla in Feb 26, 2012, CD4-111, VL 73000. Tested again in April 30, CD4-171, VL 449. Just did another test, but results not know yet. I take it at bedtime everyday. I need to travel to a place with 12 hour time difference for one month. I know Dr Young answered in a previous post suggesting 6 hours time difference is okay and one could still take it at bedtime local time. What happens if the time difference is 12 hours?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

In general, I worry less about the differences in dosing interval for efavirenz (Atripla) during travel, than to keep the bedtime dosing requirement (for side effect management). So, if you're traveling for an entire month around the world, it's easiest to simply take the Atripla on the new time zone once you arrive.

In my opinion, it's best to have these fluctuations after you've been on meds for a while and have achieved an undetectable viral load, but that's by no means an absolute requirement (nor is this evaluated by any controlled clinical studies).

Bon voyage, BY



Previous
Passing of chlymidia
Next
Efivirenz

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement