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Can Atripla Cure Hiv

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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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Cure / Functional Cure?

Hi Dr. Frascino,I'm newly diagnosed with HIV this past January and we all know that the meds these days are good at suppressing the virus, but obviously don't cure us. I'm on Atripla and have yet to receive my first results yet, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You state: "I know no one can predict the future . . . ." I totally agree and that statement applies to me as well. HIV has "outsmarted" us many times over the past three decades. However, as I point out in the conclusion of... Read more »

Cure for HIV/AIDS (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

Hi,I have been wondering why it is so difficult for HIV/AIDS cure to be found especially for Americans who nothing is impossible for. I am from Africa living with HIV. Would there ever be a cure for this deadly disease and when?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,See below. I have nothing new to add at this time.Dr. Bobcure (CURE)Feb 6, 2009 what are the limitations in finding the cure for hiv Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, Time for an HIV cure reality check, as this question comes up frequently. Care... Read more »

How Can I Be Cured of HCV, But Not HIV?

Are these two viruses that dissimilar? I had HCV, went through the whole interferon thing -48 wks of well, hell; 3 mo post-Tx heptimax showed clearance, as did 6 mo heptimax. HIV is undetectable after initiation of ART. I never missed a single...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Excellent question. I will have to mention a few words from basic biology to explain. HCV lives in the cytoplasm of liver cells (hepatocytes). However, HIV lives in the host cell nucleus and in many different cells of the body. It takes over the... Read more »

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.

Rocky Mountain CARES
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 to the medications in... Read more »
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Have HIV and on Atripla with a question

Posted by Starboy, 4 Replies
Hi All:
I have been on Atripla since it first came out and recently notice that I seem to be not allergic to Poision Ivy anymore. Was wondering if any one else has a similar experience. I have been working in my woods all week in Poision Ivy which I... Read more »

Atripla users - please help a newbie

Posted by Picard239, 4 Replies
Hello all, I've been poz for about 9 months now. My numbers are listed below. It is comforting to see that the stages I have been going through and will probably continue to do so have been experienced by most of the members of this forum. I do... Read more »

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 »