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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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emtricitabine, tenofovir, efavirenz first line offensive

I use the term "first line offensive" with strong conviction to anyone considering beginning treatment. I was diagnosed HIV positive in April of 2003 and suspect having been HIV positive for some time prior to that given the last time I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your thoughtful post.The combination of tenofovir (Viread)/ emtricitabine (Emtriva)/ efavirenz (Sustiva) is a newer low pill count option for first line treatment of HIV. While there aren't any formally presented studies on the... Read more »

Ricovir & Stocrin or Efavirenz, tenofovir and lamivudine

My partner is taking Ricovir and Stocrin from a private care physician. The public health organization just offered to supply Efavirenz, Tenofovir and Lamivudine for free. Which combination is better?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Ricovir is a generic form of tenofovir. If used with efavirenz (Stocrin), it should be in combination with either lamivudine or in the generic co-formulated pill Ricovir-EM (includes emtricitabine, and here called... Read more »

Is Tyricten the same as combination Tenofovir & Emtricitabine?

I have been taking Truvada and Nevirapine, my doctor changed me to Tyricten 200/300 and Nevirepine. He said Tyricten was the same as Truvada, and less cheaper.When I got to the chemist with my prescription I was given Nevirepine and combination of...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, Tyrecten is generic Truvada, which is a combination of tenofirvir plus emtricitabine. Your pharmacist gave you the three drugs separately, that is all.... Read more »


hello doctor, frequently i have heard these two molecules have completely same profile regarding many important things like drug resistance profile, side effects, pharmacokinetics etc. so, can one choose any of them in their first regimen? which one...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Emtricitabine may be slightly preferred from HIV standpoint but if more expensive then lamivudine may be a better choice if emtricitabine is more than your budget can handle. Both are good choices in general. KH... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm just starting treatment and my doctor who does things differently recommended tenofovir...I know it's a new drug. Has anyone any experience with it?

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HIV testing while on tenofovir.

Posted by EmeandEme, 1 Reply
I have been taking tenofovir for over 6 months for Hep B. 3 months ago I had unprotected sex because the condom broke and need to figure out what test I need to take to check for HIV.

I have gotten tested every single month and everything has come... Read more »

Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).

However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.

Important discovery: Read more »