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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): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF or Viread). Efavirenz is a type of medicine called
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Thank you again! (Following up "inadequate progress of Efavirenz, FTC and Tenofovir?"

Hi Ben,Just to let you know that my doctor phoned me today (on a sunday) and you were absolutely right: she had me re-test my viral load last week, and the results came in and I am undetectable! thanks so much for your kind and comforting words. You...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear J-Great news, no? I'm heartened to hear that you have such good communication lines with your doctor. Thanks for following up-- I'm sure that your shared experience will be of value to our readers.Cheers, BY Read more »

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 had been...
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 Read more »

Insufficient progress on tenofovir, FTC and efavirenz?

Dear Dr Young,I was diagnosed in December 2004 with a CD4 count of 56, a viral load of 86,000 and a CD4/CD8 percentage of 4.7.I started treatment (tenofovir, FTC, Efavirenz) on 19 January with a CD4 of 95, a VL of 100,000 and CD4/CD8 % of 5.5.At 23...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions and post.Looks like you started on a potent first line treatment with a high viral load. You've had a baseline resistance test (good!) and while not definitive proof, pretty good evidence that you did not acquire drug... Read more »

Insufficient progress on tenofovir, FTC and efavirenz? Thank you and follow up

Hi Dr. Ben,Thanks so very much for your careful answer to my question. You clearly have a wonderful cyber-bedtime manner! Can I bother you with a couple follow up details?You mention that you suppose my viral load was somewhere higher than 100,000...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear J-Thanks for your follow up and complements. Even a few positive words are very meaningful.Recalling your viral load response-- yes, it's not too unusual to see viral load hover just above the detectable level for some weeks after an initial... Read more »
The Body PRO

No Interactions Between Tipranavir/Ritonavir and Efavirenz, Tenofovir and AZT

... Standard Doses of Efavirenz (EFV), Zidovudine (ZDV), Tenofovir (TDF), and Didanosine (ddI) May Be Given With Tipranavir/Ritonavir (TPV/r) (Poster 865) Read more »

Atripla (Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF)

...Atripla contiene tres antirretrovirales, a saber, efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabina (Emtriva) y fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir (tenofovir DF o Viread). El efavirenz es un inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa no análogo de los... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...With Other Drugs? 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... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabina + Tenofovir)

...contiene tres medicamentos que se usan para el tratamiento antirretroviral (TAR): efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabina (Emtriva) y tenofovir (Viread). Atripla es fabricado por Gilead Sciences y Bristol-Myers Squibb. Una versión genérica ha estado... Read more »
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New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »

Light sleeping / no sleeping / endless dreaming

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I'm on EFV, 3TC, & TDF (Efavirenz, Lamivudine, & Tenofovir). All taken at the same time, just before bed. I either sleep so lightly that any movement or sound from my partner wakes me Read more »

Urge segunda opinion

Posted by Edy, 1 Reply
...El problema es que me hicieron un genotipo y segun el resultado sali resistente a: Efavirenz Nevirapine Lamivudine Didanosine Abacavir Emtricitabine Mi doctora me pinto un panarama muy pesimista y medijo que solo tengo Read more »

Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute Read more »