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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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recent atripla treatment

does sun exposure cause out breaks on checks or facial area....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seen or heard much about sun sensitivity caused by one of the components of Atripla though that is possible and some pxs independent of HIV or treatment develop a sensitivity to sun exposure. KH... Read more »

is there a large chance of passing hiv to a partner if one is on atripla for 6 yrs and recent bloodwork shows undetected?

the title is my question. im healthy i take my atripla every day. bloodwork last month came out high levels of white cells and i am undetected. i heard that being undetected there is a very slim chance of passing the hiv to a negative individual. is...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The risk of transmission is significantly reduced with HIV therapy. IS the risk as low as zero? Probably not. The viral load in the blood may not reflect the viral load in the semen. So, the risk is low but it is not impossible. DW... Read more »

Recent Switch

Dear DocI recently switched from Atripla after 8 years, to Truvada and Raltegravir. I'm having a hard time getting used to changing taking medication once-a-day to twice a day. In spite of setting dozens of reminder alarms, I'm missing my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Anytime one changes a long-held routine, it can be difficult- switching medications or dosing frequency are no different.A few thoughts. Raltegravir (ISENTRESS) need not be taken exactly 12 hours apart; simply twice... Read more »

recent fatige (CRYSTAL METH)

I am a gay male recently diagnosed. Now I am on Atripla and undetectable..I am healthy according to my doctor. I was recently at a party and did smoked and snorted chrystal meth. I had a head ache for 3 days afterwards, fatigue, and my glands got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Fatigue and sweats might be related to your recent crystal meth experimentation. However, if it doesn't clear relatively soon or if it gets worse instead of better, you should have your HIV specialist check it out. Fatigue and sweats are... Read more »
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RECENT STUDY ORAL SEX & HIV INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
"UTMB Study Explains Why Oral Sex Unsafe in Age of HIV"
Houston Chronicle Online (02/03/00); Hopper, Leigh
New research from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston shows the reason why oral sex is unsafe as a way to avoid HIV.... Read more »

FYI: Sustiva in Atripla. . .

Posted by razzmaniac, 1 Reply
I am not a doctor 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... Read more »

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 »

First time Caller.. Recent listener.. and of course positive..

Posted by marriednkids, 6 Replies
Well 2/9/2013 I got a call from the state, saying they wanted to see me about some stuff that came out on a life insurance exam. They called on Friday at 4pm, and said they could not meet until Monday, but it was about a serious STD. After... Read more »