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Atripla sexual side effects
Mar 22, 2012

What are the sexual side effects of Atripla?

Response from Dr. Henry

There have been reports of sexual problems with Atripla but it is complicated since sexual problems are common in the general population and are increased with age, stress, diabetes, blood pressure problems, low testosterone levels, concern about HIV transmission, effect of other drugs (both prescription and drugs of abuse including alcohol). Efavirenz has some central nervous system side effects that can sometimes trigger sexual dysfunction. Sexual problems also have been reported with other HIV regimens (interpretation complicated by same factors as listed above)so variable whether a switch off Atripla will improve sexual dysfunction problems. KH

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