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Atripla (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir) Dosage

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF or Viread). Efavirenz is a type of medicine called
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Switching from Atripla

I am 61 and was diagnosed last September. I was infected within a one year period (having tested negative in November, 07). My VL at first testing was 19000 and CD4 was 331. My Doctor immediately put me on Atripla. In January my VL was undetectable...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the HIV treatment regimen that has the best chance of being effective. Nevirapine is in the same class of antiretrovirals as efavirenz. It's a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It does not have the same spectrum of side effects as... Read more »

Taking morning dosis a little late

First thank you doctor for all the help you give to us. I'm in treatment for about 2 years begining with a viral load of 1000,000 and CD4 = 14, at the begining I was very strict with my daily dosis (combivir + efavirens), the results were good,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your work and/or sleep schedule, you could talk to your HIV specialist about switching to Atripla (efavirenz, emtricitabine, tenofovir), which has a convenient one-pill, once-per-day dosage which you would take at night. Atripla is actually a... Read more »

Atripla and Fatigue

Hey Doc,I have been on Atripla now for about 6 weeks and all of the side effects seems to have passed except for the drunk feeling and fatigue. When I say drunk Feeling being that I have never been actually drunk or high before I am only guessing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The most likely culprit for your drunken feeling and fatigue, if it is related to Atripla, would be the efavirenz (Sustiva) component of that medication (efavirenz, tenofovir and emtricitabine). Over 50% of folks who take Sustiva or a... Read more »

knocked out

Hi - I have just started efavirenz and truvada and feel completely knocked out. With a collision of events I had a chest infection, given the wrong antibiotics then given azithromycin which I had a bad reaction to (swollen tongue and sores). I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...feeling and fatigue, if it is related to Atripla, would be the efavirenz (Sustiva) component of that medication (efavirenz, tenofovir and emtricitabine). Over 50% of folks who take Sustiva or a Sustiva-containing medication, like Atripla, feel... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...case of emergencies. Other drugs that contain tenofovir DF: Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada) Efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla) Recommended Daily Dose Recommended adult dosage... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...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... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...you in case of emergencies. Other Drugs that Contain Emtricitabine Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada) Efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla) Recommended Daily Dose Recommended Adult Dosage... Read more »
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Viread

... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, 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 »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »