Doing Drugs while on Atripla
Feb 12, 2012
I have a important question , I was diagnosed with HIV in August of 2011 and I have been on Atripla since , I do drink , Wine mostly I don't smoke , but I was wondering If I was to snort cocaine would that have an effect with the Atripla , could it stop the medication from working could it increase my virus ?
Response from Dr. Henry
The main concern about cocaine use related to its well known non-HIV negative health effects as well as worry about increased risk for unsafe behaviors or missed doses. Short term would not expect major drug interaction between cocaine and Atripla nor any negative effect on HIV control. KH
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