|I am about to start treatment - What is the best option
Oct 24, 2012
I am about to start treatment, for what i read Atripla is the recommended first line regiment, problem is that i live in Mexico and Atripla is not part of the medical plan in here. I may be able to find it or buy it but my question is, what is the difference between to take one pill once a day (Atripla) or to take: Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir, separately but the 3 of them at the same time once a day? is there any difference? what am i missing? if you can please explain me. I want to do what is best for me and in order to take the best decision i need more information. "Thanks" we really appreciate your time helping us.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting desde Mexico.
So long as you can take three pills (once daily), there's not a great difference between the efavirenz+emtricitabine+tenofovir and Atripla, since both regimens contain exactly the same medications.
Un abrazo, BY
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