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Atripla working but CD4 stagnant

I've been on Atripla for 11 weeks now and just got my 8-week labs. My VL went from 56,000 to 75 (yay!) but my CD4 count dropped from 78 to 72. The percentage did rise from 6 to 7% and my ID specialist doesn't seem worried. While I'm thrilled...
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
I agree with your doctor. It will be a slow road. You will likely see more progress once your viral load becomes and stays undetectable. The lower your CD4 count is when you start, the slower the rise. Read more »

Atripla working great

Hi,Just wanted to let everyone know that I have been on Atripla for a few months now. Scared to... Read more »

Atripla working despite resistance

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Atripla's Co-Pay Program Now Saves More Money

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Atripla at low low price

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...Hello, I have searched the soaring prices of Atripla in the US, and it came to my attention that I can offer people who need to take this medication at the fraction of the price Read more »

Atripla and headache question

Posted by jdsv, 2 Replies
...I've been taking Atripla for 1 month now and seem to have kept a medium to sometimes severe headache almost the entire time. I also had two root canals Read more »


Posted by abitsad, 1 Reply
...It's been 4 months since my husband's AIDS diagnosis. He is now on Atripla which has worked great and is beginning to relive his life normally. I seem to give the dx much more thought than he does and am currently dealing Read more »

need info on Atripla

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...just test postive docter said i should consider Atripla what side-affect should I expect please give me your honest feeling Read more »
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