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Atripla Properties

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Atripla is a 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 complete antiretroviral regimen. A generic version was approved for sale outside the U.S. under the PEPFAR program (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Atripla are a...
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Which HIV meds have broader anti-viral properties?

Do any of the HIV meds show promise or efficacy as broader antiviral agents...similar to how alpha interferon can be a broad based antiviral? (I don'tmean just for Hep B, but beyond...).Many thanks....
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
Almost all HIV meds are HIV-1/2 specific. However, there are a few that have activity against HTLV 1 and 2, which are also retrovirus cousins of HIV-1.... Read more »

Anti-viral properties of semen?

This may sound way off base, but here it goes anyway.Several years ago I ejaculated on my partner's chest, thenspread the semen around with my hands. I had several hardwarts on the underside of my fingers, which completelywent away within 3...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. I have not found anything in the medical literature to suggest that semen would have any antiviral activity, including activity against warts of any kind. If you have any further questions, please feel free to... Read more »

Supplements I should avoid while on Atripla

I starting to workout and would like to include supplements to help build muscule and shed fat. Do you any suggestions of what I can take while on Atripla since 2005 t-400's 21% ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Most supplements that claim weight loss properties are full of caffeine or stimulants, so be careful with your blood pressure and heart rate.I wish I could suggest one supplement that could help burn fat that was safe.I think if you follow these... Read more »

Mangosteen and Atripla

I would be very grateful if you could tell me if it is safe to take mangosteen juice with atripla.I have always had a geographical tongue as far as I can remember even my dad and brother have however I was diagnosed positive in 2005 and am now on a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am not aware of any known or theoretical interactions between Atripla and Mangosteen Juice so should be OK use in the same day. Properly conducted human studies with mangosteen juice are limited despite the health claims of its good properties... Read more »
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Atripla side effects (what not someone else with Atripla Drama)

Posted by Kenn, 3 Replies
Looking for another opinion if I should continue with Atripla and try to ride out the next two weeks or stop and try another medication. I'm on day 5, I have a history of anxiety and so far this has been multiplied two fold. I have been walking... 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 »

Anyone else on Atripla?

Posted by verrucktpj, 2 Replies
How long on the dizzies last when starting Atripla? I've been on it for about 7 weeks? Read more »