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How Long Before Cd4 Rises Taking Atripla

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Could long term bactrim use hinder a rise in CD4 count?

Hi Dr. Bob,I think I read recently that the long term use of Bactrim can actually hinder a rise in CD4 counts. Is this true? I have been taking Bactrim for about two years now. My last test results have me at an undetectable VL and CD4 of 249. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,If your CD4 count has been over 200 for the past six months on Atripla, the guidelines suggest you may stop your pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Read more »

CD4 count on Atripla

Hi Doctor, sorry to be asking something that you've probably been asked over and over again but I... Read more »

long term impact of low numbers? (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2011)

Hi Dr Frascino,First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your excellent foundation and the... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Binding and Fusion HIV begins to enter a CD4 cell by binding (or attaching) itself to aspecific point, called a CD4 receptor, on the cell's surface. HIV must thenbind to a second co-receptor, either the CCR5 co-receptor or the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Atripla provides three drugs in one pill. It can be more convenient to use Atripla than some other combinations... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...CD4 countcan also go down again if you stop taking your HIV drugs correctly, or if yourHIV becomes resistant to the drugs. Along with your viral load, your CD4 count is a very valuable tool for monitoring your HIVdisease and how well your HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. When CD4 cells multiply to fight an infection, they also make more copies of HIV. When someone is infected with HIV for a long time, the number of CD4 cells they have (their CD4 cell count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system... Read more »
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Tested pos in June 2010 (Atripla)

Posted by Timothy, 5 Replies
...Tested Pos in June of this year, I got my CD4 count at 255 and my VL at 225,000. I was put on Atripla a few weeks ago so just waiting till the next visit to see if my count Read more »

from 237 to 277 is this good?

Posted by gqman119, 2 Replies
...Hey, on october 5th i was diagnosed with HIV. When i got my counts my viral count was about 30000 and my cd4 count was 237. I have started Atripla and have seen improvements over all. I got my blood checked after a month and my viral Read more »

atripla experience

Posted by hopefulone, 13 Replies
...i started atripla about 10 days ago. i thought i would share my experience since i had read about some experiences with the drug that made me Read more »

starting treatment - Atripla ?

Posted by neneroc, 7 Replies
...after a lot of blood work .. physicals etc etc .. Dr. has recomended me to start Atripla, honestly im nervous . Cd4 count is low and VL high, has to do with me being infected just recently (6-8months ago) I need info on it !! please from Read more »