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Do I Need To Take Atazanavir

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AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

... What Is Atazanavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral
Ask the Experts

Atripla or atazanavir+ritonavir+truvada?

Hi,I will start med soon. my doctor told me start with atazanavir+ritonavir+truvada, but he told about Atripla before. my cd4 350, vl 90000. i didnt resistence test. Shoul be better start with Atripla?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Either option is an excellent choice. If you dont have results from a resistance test available the atazanavir option would be my choice due to its higher barrier for resistance. Otherwise the choice comes down to concerns about side effects Read more »

Atripla vs truvada/boosted atazanavir

I have through personal experience and anecdotal evidence from a number of friends and acquiantances to have to add a strong word of caution to Dr Pierone's recommendation of Atripla over truvada/boosted Atazanvir.If you have any repeat ANY history...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, Here is the link to the post that discusses some of the potential challenges with Atripla (actually the efavirenz component of Atripla) that you referred to.I disagree with your assessment of the severity of the side effect profile of... Read more »

Chantix, boosted Atazanavir, & Truvada

Hi,Are there any known interactions between Chantix, and my current combo of Truvada & norvir/atazanavir?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Not that have been described. I have added Chantix to this regimen without ill effects and in doing so have seen long time smokers quit. Go for it.DW Read more »

Efavirenz and atazanavir vs omeprazol

Dear expert,Im investigating the right combination of HAART and consider Egavirenz/ Truvuda as an option. However recently I read a study on the negative effect of omeprazol (prilosec) on the blood levels of Atazanavir (drop of 70 percent). I would...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...John-Thanks for your post.Yes, there is a very serious drug-drug interaction between proton pump inhibitors (like omeprazole) and atazanavir, resulting in a dramatic reduction in the amount of atazanavir that your virus would be exposed to. To... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

... at-a-za-NA-veer Brand Name: Reyataz Other Name(s): ATV, ATZ, BMS 232632 (atazanavir), BMS-232632-05 (atazanavir sulfate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Atazanavir, also known as Reyataz, is a type of medicine Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Reyataz (Atazanavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...to start meds. My doctor recommended I start with Truvada (tenofovir/FTC), Norvir (ritonavir) and a choice of either Reyataz (atazanavir) or Prezista (darunavir, TMC114). He mentioned that Prezista is the "new hot thing" so maybe I should choose... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Reyataz (Atazanavir) Package Insert Revisions

... The Reyataz (atazanavir) package insert was revised to include information regarding the administration of atazanavir and/or atazanavir/ritonavir with Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Protease Inhibitor Atazanavir (Reyataz) Approved

...On June 20 the FDA approved the new once-a-day protease inhibitor atazanavir (brand name Reyataz), manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Atazanavir has little effect on the blood lipids cholesterol and Read more »
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Need Atazanavir

Posted by princealbert, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know how to access atazanavir, a new protease inhibitor not yet approved? I've got less than 20 CD4, VL 40,000, am multi-drug resistant, and don't have too Read more »

need atazanavir

Posted by princealbert
...Does anyone know how to access atazanavir, a new protease inhibitor not yet approved? I've got less than 20 CD4, VL 40,000, am multi-drug resistant, and don't have too Read more »

Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
...I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds? I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems Read more »