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ATRIPLA/isoniazid
May 18, 2011

HEY DOC,

I JUST STARTED MY ATRIPLA TREATMENT, BUT MY DOCTOR PUT AS WELL ON A ONE DAY PILL OF isoniazid although i tested TB negative ! he said it is for prevention, is that normal?!?!? and does the isoniazid have any side effect or interact with the atripla??

kindly note that i dont live in the states, im from a arabic country, so i need to know id my doc is really updated on the hiv treatment issue.

best regards

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

You should discuss this concern with your doctor. Isoniazid is indicated in HIVers who have a positive tuberculin skin test (PPD) and is also used for HIVers who have a negative tuberculin skin test but have close contact with people who have infectious tuberculosis.

Dr. Bob



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