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Atripla Feel Sick After 1 Week

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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): EFV/FTC/TDF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Atripla can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood) and liver problems. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal...
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Sick and tired of sick and tired

So, I'm one of those folks who should have "DO NOT GIVE SUSTIVA" stamped on my forehead - and it took my doc and I about 5 years to figure that out. The stress at my job and the 'crazies' from the Sustiva component of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, Sustiva was indeed a bad call for you. We tend to avoid it in folks with depression and other psychiatric problems.Responding to your specific questions:1. The only way to determine of you are anemic is to get a blood test that measures... Read more »

Sickness & Atripla

Keith,Is it common for a patient on ongoing treatment for HIV (Atripla for 2+ years) to experience days of nausia, mild headaches, and GI complaints?I have had various tests done in the past few years to determine if there is any underlying problems...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A small % of patients have chronic annoying side effects from Atripla that can involve those related to efavirenz (mostly central nervous system ) or the Truvada/tenofovir component (mostly gut related). Since GI problems are also common in the... Read more »


Dear DR after one ELISA at 12 weeks and DNA PCR after13 WEEKSall negative.You said i need no more testing.I have been feilling good no sweats no fever but last week i started having a headache and sore throat feels like dry.sound like viral...
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
If there were no new HIV exposures, then you have ruled out HIV infection. There is a million flu bugs out there...MH... Read more »

Changed meds and now feel tired and sick

I was taking the Truvada, reyataz with the norvir since early 2006. My cd4 was above 700 and I was in good health. In December I switched to Stribild to cut the increasing cost of my med co pay. About two weeks into the meds I had my wisdom teeth...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You dont mention which other medications or medical problems you have than might be a factor with the problems you have experiencing with Stribild. Stribild can occasionally cause some muscle or central nervous system problems.If there are no drug... Read more »
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Questions: Smell and taste..can just a week of meds make one feel better?

Posted by mom2w, 2 Replies

I am new. I just posted today July, 23, 2013 in the "My Loved One has HIV/AIDS.

I'll note again, my son, called W, is aware I have joined this group and will be will be joining. In the meantime, he asked me to contact you with some questions. His... Read more »

I feel sick to my stomach and haven't eaten in day

Posted by jackiec, 2 Replies
i feel so sick to my stomach. i needed to write you all to get your advice. i know i sound pathetic. i had unprotected sex and then 3 days later my lymph nodes swelled up in my neck and it seemed like my throat hurt but it didn;t really seem like a... Read more »

I feel sick..

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I feel sick to my stomach. I've got so much on my mind it isn't even funny. This new company that came in, wants us to make a decision to go with them on the 28th. On top of that is of course the HIV test. I have to wait til July 2nd for the result.... Read more »

feeling sick and scared

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, this is william needs some help. 1999.5.19, I received (just received) oral sexual from a woman. After that, I did protected sextual with her. Seems nothing wrong at that time.

One month late, June 19th, I'was online and reading about some AIDS... Read more »