Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Atripla And High Blood Pressure

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Atripla and high blood pressure

Diagnosed in 2001, started Atripla in April of this year. My blood pressure had always been very good (well withing the good range). For the past 3 months though my home monitoring has shown an increase on most days up to about 147/95 though not...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post and your very kind comments.The medications in Atripla (tenofovir,FTC and efavirenz) are not thought to directly cause high blood pressure. It would be relevant to know if your kidney function is normal, since tenofovir is... Read more »

Blood work for Atripla, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure

I am currently taking ATRIPLA, and I have diabetes and high blood pressure. What tests should I... Read more »

Is it ATRIPLA-related blood pressure or something else?

Hello there Doc,I have been concerned with the floater in one of my eyes of late. I was diagnosed... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

High Blood Pressure -- Medicines to Help You

High blood pressure is a serious illness. High blood pressure is often called a "silent killer" because many people have it but do not know it. Some people do not feel sick at first. Over time, people who do not get treated for high blood... Read more »
TheBody.com

Are Diabetes and High Blood Pressure to Blame for Unemployment in the HIV/AIDS Community?

According to a French study, the probability HIV-positive people will leave their job within five years of being diagnosed is 35 percent -- and not for reasons you might think. Researchers analyzed 622 patients who received HIV care between 2004 and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 React With Other Drugs? What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs... Read more »
Being Alive

Yoga for What Ails You

My doctor recently told me that I'm at risk for high blood pressure and placed me on blood pressure medication. What's the best way to augment my workout routine in this situation? HIVers who participated in a regular yoga program experienced a... Read more »
Connect With Others

Atripla -- High Triglycerides, Lovaza or Lopid use

Posted by JimNC, 1 Reply
My husband was diagnosed with HIV in 2009. He'd obviously been POS for quite a long time. (2,000,000+ HIV count, T cell 180). He went on Atripla, quickly reducing his HIV count from 2M-500K-50K-500 every 3 months, now undetectable. His T cells has... Read more »

Solution to Atripla Side Effects (at least for me)

Posted by Wiilock, 3 Replies
Hey all, I have been on the "wonder pill" for about 3 years now. Previously was on norvir boosted invirase/truvada combo but the GI problems finally were too much.
Anyway I want to briefly recap what I've learned from some of my homeopathic... Read more »

High Sex Drive and Atripla

Posted by malcolm, 2 Replies
I started Atripla a few days ago and since I get really horny at night. I take it around 10 p.m. just after having some turkey slices. During the night I wake my boy up and pound away. He says I should not be concerned but is it unusual? I can't... Read more »

High Sex Drive and Atripla

Posted by malcolm, 4 Replies
I started Atripla a few days ago and since I get really horny at night. I take it around 10 p.m. just after having some turkey slices. During the night I wake my boy up and pound away. He says I should not be concerned but is it unusual? I can't... Read more »