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Atripla and impotence
Feb 26, 2012

I have been on Atripla for nearly a year. . .and since taking the treatment. . .I cant seem to get an erection. . . I'm 43, I have no other stresses in my life, lead a healthy life style. .

Response from Dr. Henry

Atripla is occasionally the main factor in developing new impotence. Impotence is very common in the general population (without HIV or Atripla) and often is due to problems such as stress, diabetes, use of psychotropic medications. Concern about HIV transmission and other HIV-related stresses and associated problems (such as low testosterone levels) as well as side effects from HIV meds increases the risk for erectile dysfunction in HIV+ men.Recommend discussing with your HIV provider. KH

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