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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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Sinus Infection Antibiotics and Efavirenz/tenofovir/3TC

Hi Dr, am currently on Efavirenz/tenofovir/3TC and viral load is <75, CD4 around 300. Recently been having sinus infection like symptoms (sore cheek bones, yellow discharge and fatigue). I am afraid of taking antibiotics, in case there's...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There usually aren't any significant interactions between antibiotics and HIV medications. So, I wouldn't have great concern.I hope you feel better soon,BY... Read more »

efavirenz and tenofovir

I was just reading that a study was performed that showed that smaller doses of efavirenz (1/3 less) are just as effective as the current prescribed dose and that there is a new formulation of tenofovir that results in a 90% less plasma...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You're correct, a study presented at the IAS2013 conference suggests that 400 mg efavirenz is about the same as 600 mg (the standard dose) for people starting therapy. It will likely be a while before this is... 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 »

Constant rash from atripla 9efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC)

Can anyone advice me how to remedy this constant rash i am experiencing since i was put on above regimen 6 months ago.The ointments recommended by my Physician does eradicate the rash....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Rashes in the setting of starting HIV medications can have a wide range of causes including flare-ups of seborrhea, folliculitis, ezcema, fungal infections, manifestations of immune reconstitution syndrome, and/or side effects of one of the... Read more »
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Tenofovir

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 »