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Atripla Vs. Isentress Plus Truvada

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Atripla, switched to Truvada + Isentress

I first started treatment with Atripla and was on it for two months. It had a dramatic effect in reducing VL from 80K to 150 in those two months. Problem was, I was not doing well with Sustiva side effect; very sleepy/tired during the day, hard to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello and thanks for your post.First off, I'll say that it's my philosophy that patients shouldn't have to "put up" with intolerable side effects. We have too many good and well tested HIV medications for this to be the... Read more »

Bad Reaction to both Intelence/Truvada, and Isentress/Truvada

I recently started medication for HIV for the very first time. My doctor first put me on... Read more »

Switching from Atripla to Truvada/Isentress

My question is of course, after the fact, so too late now. However, I made the decision to change... Read more »
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FAQs About Isentress (Raltegravir)

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum or Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum ! Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Side Effects | Adherence | Insurance Starting Treatment Which HIV meds should I... Read more »
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Study Supports Use of Isentress for First-Line Treatment

A study presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC / IDSA in Washington, DC found that Isentress (raltegravir) was equally potent and better tolerated than Sustiva (efavirenz) when used as part of a person's first HIV regimen. While it's unlikely to greatly... Read more »
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CROI 2012 Seattle: ART Plus New Drugs Coming Soon

We often hear that there's not much new coming down the HIV drug development pipeline, but there were several presentations and plenty of posters on new HIV drugs in development at this year's CROI, including two new integrase inhibitors set to be... Read more »
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Isentress

Brand name: Isentress Generic name: raltegravir, or RAL Class: Integrase inhibitor (integrase strand transfer inhibitor, or INSTI) Manufacturer: Merck and Co., www.isentress.com , (800) 622-4477 AWP: $1,171.31/month Standard Dose: ... Read more »
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Isentress plus Kaletra

Posted by Danigirl, 2 Replies
Has anyone taken a combination of Isentress and Kaletra? My husbands ID doctor called in this prescription after he had a reaction from the Atripla. We are new at this but I understand that traditionally the two aren't given together. The only... Read more »

isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 2 Replies
im been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »

Atripla vs Isentess & Truvada?

Posted by rank, 3 Replies
Just a saw a new provider at my ID clinic. We discussed 'quality of life,' and my perceived lack thereof. He asked me if that had worsened over the more than 2 years I have been on Atripla; I said I was unsure. He told me to think about it, and... Read more »

Atripla vs. Complera vs. Truvada: How to decide?!?

Posted by TheGoodLife, 5 Replies
I've combed over these three drugs and it all runs in circles. I lean toward one then the other. Can any one offer their experience as a reference? Read more »