May 18, 2011
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.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
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.
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