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Atripla Hiv Medication

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Does Aciclovir cause drug resistance to A-tripla medication taken for HIV treatment?

I took 5 tablets of Aciclovir for 5 days and since then have no outbreak of herpes in my genitals. Does it means it is cured or do i still have herpes?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...Hello and thanks for your post.Since acyclovir has no activity against HIV, there's no reason why taking acyclovir would have any effect on the development of HIV drug resistance (including, but not limited Read more »

energy boosters and memory gain

hello i been positive since Dec 20, 2000 and less than a year ago my viral load was 186,000 and... Read more »

SORE FEELING OF THE SKIN

HELLO! I'VE BEEN TAKING TRUVADA & SUSTIVA COMBO FOR TWO YEARS NOW. I JUST RECENTLY SWITCHED TO... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

European Union: Panel Says European Drug Agency Should Approve Combination HIV Drug Atripla

...the EU's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, part of the European Medicines Agency, has recommended its once-a-day HIV drug Atripla be approved for sale. The panel said Atripla should be approved for adults who have not been treated... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...inhibitors (NRTIs). NNRTIs and NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir DF are approved individually by the FDA for the treatment... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...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 (ARVs) used to fight HIV:... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

...Sciences, www.gilead.com , 1 (800) GILEAD5 (445-3235), or www.atripla.com Potential side effects and toxicity: See the drugs contained in Atripla -- Sustiva, Emtriva, and Viread. Diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, headache, dizziness, depression,... Read more »
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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
...same info keeps coming back that Atripla does not cause weight gain. Well, I feel this is false information because a lot of hivers claim the same condition of weight gain with Atripla....I have been diagnosed in 2007 and have been on Atripla... Read more »

starting treatment - Atripla ?

Posted by neneroc, 7 Replies
...after a lot of blood work .. physicals etc etc .. Dr. has recomended me to start Atripla, honestly im nervous . Cd4 count is low and VL high, has to do with me being infected just recently (6-8months ago) I need Read more »

FYI: Sustiva in Atripla. . .

Posted by razzmaniac, 1 Reply
...BUT i do PLENTY of research on certain meds as I have been taking meds for over 10 years. Atripla is very potent in fighting HIV virus HOWEVER. . .it contains Sustiva which in quite a few recent studies in Europe, Canada and now the US, Sustivas... Read more »