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Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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how do i manage side affects of atripla?

i am taking atripla and have loss of appetite, strange dreams, fatigue and depression. what is the best way to manage this side effect. i am thinking of stopping this medication....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are still in first weeks/months of Atripla then some of those side effects may diminish. If you are > 6-8 weeks out then you may be one of the unlucky (10% or less) who have persistent annoying side effects from usually the efavirenz. I... Read more »

Took Atripla Twice a Day for Five Days by Accident

Hello, I know you wondering how I managed to do this (I put my pills in a pill organizer and have separate morning and night containers...I noticed today that I had Atripla in BOTH containers.) I am assuming that I have been taking double doses for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Taking Atripla twice a day for 5 days would generally not result in major problems other than higher risk for brain/central nervous system side effects--recommend informing your HIV Provider with discussion about whether your current supply of meds... Read more »

HIV+ & atripla & pregnancy

Hi doc, I am an HIV+ man (Infected in 2 years) who is not yet been under treatment. My VL is 1200 and CD4 around 470, which doesnt make it necessary for treatment yet. My wife and I would like to have a child and I am considering atripla now. Is it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It should be safe for your to start Atripla with minimal impact on sperm quality or chances for successful insemination for most patients. Once you are undetectable then options on how to attempt a pregnancy need to be discussed with your HIV... Read more »

Pain Management Marinol?

Sir,I have read the forums. I really haven't found a definitive answer and I will certainly discuss this with my primary doctor. Right now I am on Insentress/Turvada, soon to be Stribild and did take Atripla. My labs are good, I have missed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infection has been associated with some increased risk for arthritis but data is still limited on that. If HIV infection is being well treated then contribution of HIV to arthritis is usually lessened. I havent seen any published data on use of... Read more »
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Question about Atripla...

Posted by OrkoSnarf74, 11 Replies
Hello I have come here because I really don't have anyone to talk to and I was hoping someone could help me with some thoughts that are bouncing around my head.

I have been HIV+ since 2006 and have been medication free for the whole time. My primary... Read more »

New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... Read more »

Looking for info on Atripla

Posted by rickincattco, 4 Replies
Hello all,
Can some please tell me about the new drug Atripla (in plain english). I have seen a few references to it and I would like to know more aobut it. Is it a combination of other drugs out nnow or something totally new. I dont see my Doc again... Read more »

Tested pos in June 2010 (Atripla)

Posted by Timothy, 5 Replies
Tested Pos in June of this year, I got my CD4 count at 255 and my VL at 225,000. I was put on Atripla a few weeks ago so just waiting till the next visit to see if my count is going up any. The Atripla has made me very sleepy and almost a high out... Read more »