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severe intestinal condition
Mar 8, 2008

can pseudomembranous colitis, an antibiotic related condition, be related to taking Atripla. I am healthy and have not been on antibiotics and my hiv doc is on vacation,

Response from Dr. Henry

Colitis as you mention can be due to Clostridium difficile infection which most often occurs after use of antibiotics. The tenofovir in Truvada sometimes causes loose stools but not generally pseudomembranous colitis (not seen much at all with Atripla- < < 1%). KH

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