Atripla.. who gets to start on it
Dec 10, 2008
hey dr. henry, can newly infected people with hiv start Atripla or do people with undetectable viral loads and cd4 counts over 350 are the only ones to start atripla. i ask because i think anybody now adays infected with this horrble disease should start with the best and easiest regiment possible instead on taking 7 or 10 pills a day which i read alot of people with hiv this day and age still does take
Response from Dr. Henry
Atripla (combination if efavirenz, FTC, and tenofovir) is one of the recommended preferred regimen for starting antiretroviral therapy. The optimal time to start antiretroviral therapy is still being debabed but includes patients with AIDS, HIV-related symptoms, CD4 count < 340, pregnancy, hepatitis B needing treatment, HIV-related renal disease, and other evolving indications for persons who are want to take HIV medications indefinately. KH
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