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Does Atripla Block HIV Infection

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the first tablet that includes a complete antiretroviral regimen. A generic version was approved for sale outside the U.S. under the PEPFAR program (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Atripla are a...
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hiv effect on occupation / atripla to complera

I am 24 years old. I have know idea what to do because Im not sure the road blocks because of the HIV. I wanted to join the military, become a police officer or firefighter, or a nurse, but not sure if the HIV will prevent me from any of these here...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infection increasingly does not impact career options (ie in MN I take care of many health care workers and students in health care careers). The central nervous system side effects from the efavirenz in Atripla may diminish when switched to... Read more »

Block gp120 on CD4 instead of attacking HIV?

Hi, I'm not an expert in virology, and I have a VERY limited understanding of the HIV infection mechanism; I was wondering however why we try and attack the HI Virus. Why not rather the CD4 receptors to the gp120 protein on the virus instead...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is already one fusion inhibitor (fuzeon) on the market, and others in clinical trials. Blocking the virus from attaching to cells is the subject of intense research and drug development.... Read more »

Co-infected HIV/HCV - Atripla

Dear Dr. McGovern,My HIV is under control, however my hepatitis is not being treated. I was taking Pegays which brought the hcv v/L number down to 5,000 but stopped working. My liver doctor says there has not been any trials with Atripla and other...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
For HIV/HCV coinfected patients there will be new data out very soon on the use of telaprevir plus pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for the treatment of HCV in treatment naive patients. This trial has already shown that 12 weeks of treatment of... Read more »

does my atripla protect me from re infection by 44%??

Apparently the new study says that tenofovir reduces transmission by 44%. Does that mean my chances of getting re infected are 44% less??Can I have unprotected sex with someone who does not have any STD's (except HIV) and be more protected from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JB,Your assumption about the recently reported iPrEx study are not correct. You can't extrapolate clinical trial data to situations that were not actually studied during the clinical trial. Unprotected sex remains very risky business. I... Read more »
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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
Is this a good thing?



Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.

In... Read more »

HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough

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Researchers in HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough
Sun Jul 14, 3:35 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - AIDS ( news - web sites) researchers declared a breakthrough Sunday with the discovery of a naturally occurring gene that effectively blocks the disease's... Read more »

HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough

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Researchers in HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough
Sun Jul 14, 3:35 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - AIDS ( news - web sites) researchers declared a breakthrough Sunday with the discovery of a naturally occurring gene that effectively blocks the disease's... Read more »

HIV infected negative test

Posted by ruans, 7 Replies
I've only seen 2 cases here worthy of worry; red32 (had relation with HIV+ person, developed, candida, 15 days fever, etc...to this day has neuropathy same as his wife; and myself with a very similar simptomatology and serology (cd4/cd8).

I am... Read more »