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Atripla Track Record

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What is the determining factor of which med to start?

I have been poz for 5 years with consistant cd from 500 to 800 and a VL ranging from 15K norm to the last two tests in a six month time period of over a million. Each time I was fighting an infection, sunburn, sinus infection. Lately my lower...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...(which is called tropism). This higher viral load is usually linked with a more rapid CD4 drop.Atripla has a very good track record as an excellent treatment which should work as long as you remain adherent.Good luck,Joe Read more »

Heart Palpitations

Hi Doc,I have been on a boosted PI (Darunivir) for about 7 months having switched from Atripla. I... Read more »


which hiv combo should i take. I have a viral load of 700,000. and cd-4 of 650. please advise. few... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

... What Is Atripla? Who Should Take Atripla? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Atripla Read more »

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): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...This is called the HIV lifecycle. All HIV drugs work by interrupting astep in HIV's lifecycle, thereby stopping HIV "in its tracks." The HIV Lifecycle Once HIV is in the body, it targets and infects a certain type of whiteblood... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Results and Cholesterol

Posted by movingon, 6 Replies
...right after Christmas where i had been travelling, eating fatty food and not doing any excercise for 2 weeks. But i am back on track now. Any suggestions would be helpful I hope you are all well Thanks Read more »

Atripla and headache question

Posted by jdsv, 2 Replies
...I've been taking Atripla for 1 month now and seem to have kept a medium to sometimes severe headache almost the entire time. I also had two root canals Read more »


Posted by keepingfaith, 4 Replies
...I was wondering how long after starting Atripla does your viral loads come undetectable??? Mines currently are 62,270+ CD4 278. Read more »