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I Have Hiv Can I Take Efavirenz

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AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Atripla React With Other Drugs? What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the first tablet that includes a complete antiretroviral regimen. A generic...
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Light hemiparesis and Efavirenz/Tenefovir

Hello,I've had light hemiparesis-like symptoms for some weeks now, involving difficulty to move my right arm and leg, especially the foot/toes and hand/fingers, but not on the face. Have had MRIs done and Lumbar punction and there is no evidence of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...appears to be a temporal relationship with starting your HIV regimen then you may have an somewhat idiosyncratic problem with efavirenz so use of an alternative HIV drug with observation after switching may be worth considering after depending on... Read more »

very low cd4 count

Hi Doctor my partner's cd4 count last April was 28. Recently, he tested positive for cryptoccocal infection in the blood. He is now being treated with Diflucan for two weeks. His doctor wants him to take Bactrim thrice weekly and Zithromax 1gram...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...the same time. Several things have to be dealt with together.The most important is getting on effective treatment for HIV...efavirenz based treatment can be very effective if there is no previous resistance in teh virus he has acquired.The... Read more »

duovir and efavirenz

I am a male 45 years old, HIV positive, 3 years diagnosed, 8 month on a treatment of DUOVIR and EFAVIRENZ, responding well to it but urinating kind of white bubbles, made a test of PROTEINURIA twice, first 6 month ago with results of 550 and second...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Duovir (AZT and 3TC) is usually kidney friendly as is efavirenz. HIV can cause kidney damage as can diabetes, high blood pressure, and numerous other non-HIV related conditions. A history and Read more »

HIV+HEPATITIS B AND CIRRHOSIS

HELLO MY SPOUSE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE ABOVE DISEASES HIV ABOUT 20 YRS AGO HE GOT DIAGNOSED WITH HEPATITIS B ABOUT A YEAR AGO THAT HEPATITIS B GIVES U CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER? HE HAD BIOPSY OF THE LIVER
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...a good example. It contains two medications, emtricitabine and tenofovir - which have activity againt HIV and HBV along with efavirenz which is active against HIV alone. Control of the virus is important in improving liver health. Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Health Ministry to Issue Compulsory License for Merck's HIV/AIDS Drug Efavirenz

...and issue compulsory licenses without consulting the foreign patent owner. Thailand, which has 580,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, has won international recognition for its quick launch of a national drug program that treats more than 82,000... Read more »
The Body PRO

Late Breaker No. LB15: Randomized Trial of Abacavir in Combination with Indinavir and Efavirenz in HIV-Infected Patients with NRTI Experience

...abacavir (ABV) or placebo. Further randomization occurred for patients with CD4>50 within each ABV group so that they received Efavirenz with indinavir in one of two dose schedules (twice daily or thrice daily indinavir), and was designed to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Once-Daily Quadruple-Drug Therapy With Adefovir Dipivoxil, Lamivudine, Didanosine, and Efavirenz in Treatment-Naive HIV Type 1-Infected Patients

...disruptive, and involve high pill burdens, adherence is often challenging. The purpose of the Intercompany Collaboration for AIDS Drug Development Protocol 604 was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics and adherence to a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quality of Life, Emotional Status, and Adherence of HIV-1-Infected Patients Treated With Efavirenz Versus Protease Inhibitor-Containing Regimens

...Researchers assessed the adverse events (AEs) and impact of an efavirenz-containing regimen versus a protease inhibitor-containing regimen on quality of life (QOL), emotional status (ES), and adherence Read more »
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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute Read more »

Medication and Nightmares

Posted by whyyyyyy, 1 Reply
...actions can be life threatening. That is my reality of having HIV. While the regimens have vastly improved the prognosis of HIV/AIDS to those who are live with this affliction, taking meds is no sweet ride. I am at a point in my life where I... Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...I was on Efavirenz (Sustiva) for a year. This was about two years ago. And I was one of the several-in-a-thousand who had serious mental side-effects Read more »

Light sleeping / no sleeping / endless dreaming

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I'm on EFV, 3TC, & TDF (Efavirenz, Lamivudine, & Tenofovir). All taken at the same time, just before bed. I either sleep so lightly that any movement or Read more »