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crushed
Feb 26, 2014

I just had gastric bypass surgery, is it safe to crush atripla pill in my situation? My levels are GREAT. viral load less than 20 copies and T-cells count 1645. What other options do I have ?

Response from Dr. Henry

Though not officially studied or sanctioned crushing as you propose can be effective for some patients. We followed patients in yor situation who have had to crush their HIV meds. when doing so we follow the HIV levels more carefully and occasionally will check the levels of key antiretrovirals. KH



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