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Atripla And Long Term Viral Suppression

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Atripla

...24 hours and there is a "cushion" in case someone is late in taking a dose. The relevance of this observation was demonstrated in a study called FOTO -- Five days On, and Two days Off. This study included only people who had long-term virologic suppression while taking Atripla. After a year of taking this combination just five days per week with weekends off, the viral load remained suppressed in all of them. As these studies are small, this...
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Does one ever stop taking Atripla?

Hi, thank you for volunteering your time here and providing a great community service. Here's my question-I have been taking Atripla for about 3 years, having been switched from basically the same meds administered separately. I have been...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...question about side effects is not definitively answered. This is evolving. We do have many years of experience with the drugs in Atripla and they do appear to be very safe for people using them everyday, but we are always on guard to look for... Read more »

Atripla's Effect on Liver?

HIV pos. on Atripla almost 2 years (undetectable), HCV in remission(undetectable ) following 48 weeks of (terrible) Pegylated Interferon Alpha therapy w/ ribavirin) (6 mos. post-therapy test coming up). So, will long term, totally adherent use of...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...to hear about your undetectable HCV viral load - hope you will get a great result at 6 months post treatment. You deserve it!Atripla is a great medication for HIV. It is also one of my favorite choices for patients with liver disease. Several... Read more »

Atripla and Cortisone Injection

I started Atripla 10 days ago and have three weeks before my next blood draw. Due to a long-term running injury, my orthopod has suggested getting a cortisone injection in a bursa sac located in my hip. I postponed the injection out of worries...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I have had three back surgeries and have needed corticoid steroid injections for inflammation and pain. At first, I was very concerned about my immune system and scared of them. But I have seen no reductions in Cd4 cells or increased viral load... Read more »

taper off

I've been on acyclovir for 13yrs. since diagnosed. I'm thinking about tapering off acyclovir. My tcell count is 400 and viral load has been non-detectable since 1997. I have not had any outbreaks or any type of serious problems since diagnosed. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Acyclovir can often be stopped after long term use and then observe for flare-ups of herpes simplex. There is some soft data that if a person is having recurrent herpes then Read more »
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Emtriva

...all settings, FTC is only used in one of the fixed dose combinations previously listed. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Debut of the Quad Pill

...(Isentress), viral loads also fell rapidly. Bear in mind that the number of study volunteers was modest and firm conclusions about the long-term effectiveness of the quad pill or the safety of cobicistat cannot yet be drawn. Nevertheless, the... Read more »
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Epivir

...forms the nucleoside backbone for nearly all HAART regimens since the HAART era began. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

... What Is Atripla? Who Should Take Atripla? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Atripla Read more »
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