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Does Atripla Block HIV Infection

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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...NNRTIs and NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir DF are approved individually by the FDA for the treatment of HIV infection in adults. Additionally, efavirenz and emtricitabine are approved for use in HIV-infected children. Because these three medicines are frequently prescribed together, the manufacturers have combined them...
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Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reprint it below for those readers who may have had difficulty downloading the reference. Stay well. Stay informed. Dr. Bob Dual HIV Infection A number of individuals infected with more than one strain of HIV have been identified over the past... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Atripla and CNS penetration

Greetings from Charleston, SC! I'm a bit confused by your recent answer to the Florida gentleman who inquired about CNS penetration. If Atripla is only "moderately" effective in penetrating the CNS, shouldn't those of us currently taking Atripla...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...result of the virus attacking neurons directly, but instead result from changes in the brain's chemical environment triggered by HIV infection.HIV-Associated DementiaPeople with HIV -- especially those with severe immune suppression -- can... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia, memory loss, etc., right? so, how do isentress, Ziagen and 3-in-1 Atripla stack up? Thanz!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...common now, OIs still frequently occur in areas where access to ART is limited and among people who do not begin treatment until HIV disease has already progressed.Today, most neurocognitive impairment among HIV positive people is not due to... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...into an infected cell's own genetic codes. Who Should Take Atripla? Atripla was approved in 2006 as an ARV for adults with HIV infection. Atripla should not be used in people younger than age 18. It has not been carefully studied in older... Read more »
The Body

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

...written about bone disease and HIV/AIDS. Here are a few. Also check out our full library of articles . Bone Health and HIV Disease Break No Bones About It: HIV Itself -- As Well As Medications and Traditional Causes -- May Increase the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...infection in adults. On March 24, 2010, use was expanded to youth 12 years or older. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Tenofovir DF is also approved... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Approved Medications to Treat HIV Infection

...the progression of HIV-related disease. H ighly A ctive A ntiretroviral T herapy (HAART) is the recommended treatment for HIV infection. HAART combines three or more anti-HIV medications in a daily regimen. Anti-HIV medications do not cure... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello, I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »