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On Atripla My Cd4 Won't Go Up

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CD4 count and ATRIPLA

I started my treatment 18 months ago with TRUVADA and KALETRA my CD4 count was 40 at the beginning; raised to 440 in that period of time. Now i've changend my treatment to ATRIPLA because the side effects of Kaletra. After two motnhs my CD4 count...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Probably not. You don't indicate what the CD4 percent change if any was that occurred with these two CD4 counts. Given the continued undetectable viral load, it is unlikely Read more »

Raising CD4 on Atripla

I was diagnosed with hiv in 2001. Over time my cd4 decreased and my VL increased. 2 1/2 years ago,... Read more »

CD4 count 7 months after beginning Atripla

Dear Doctor, I started the Atripla combination at the beginning of May 2009 when my CD4 was 174 and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...are no absolute rules about when to start antiretroviral therapy (ART). You and your health care provider should consider your CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking ART. Fact Sheet 404 has... Read more »
The Body

A Revolutionary New Way to Fight HIV/AIDS: CCR5 Inhibitors

...discovered that HIV first grabs hold of a CD4 receptor, a tiny tentacle sticking out of the surface of the cell. (There are many CD4 receptors on a CD4 cell.) Next HIV reaches for a coreceptor, another arm that pokes out of the CD4 cell near the... Read more »
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 »

An HIV Medication Primer

...Hepatitis viruses attach to liver cells, cold viruses attach to cells in the nose, and HIV attaches to any cell that has a CD4 receptor on its surface. This includes CD4 T cells, as well as other immune cells. In order to reproduce, HIV must... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

need info on Atripla

Posted by dcboy20, 5 Replies
...just test postive docter said i should consider Atripla what side-affect should I expect please give me your honest feeling Read more »

Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...of weight gain with Atripla....I have been diagnosed in 2007 and have been on Atripla since then. I am undetectable and my cd4 is in the 700's....don't get me wrong, I am not bothered about taking this saved my life. I just want... Read more »

Atripla vs Isentess & Truvada?

Posted by rank, 3 Replies
...'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 if it has, then I should consider a regimen change: ... Read more »