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How Does Atripla Work

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Atripla Works

CD4 to increase. I want people to know that though it's not easy and very scary, things do get better. My question is: How does Atripla work? (i.e. does it stop the virus from "merging" with a T-cell, or does it do more than that?)...
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
Atripla contains 3 drugs that work inside the cell when the virus is already inside as well. Thus, it does not block the virus from entering the cell. These 3 drugs block an enzyme (reverse transcriptase) the virus carries with it, which allows the... 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 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... Read more »

Atripla, Vivid Dreams and Getting Past the Undetectable Brick Wall

Mike After being told I was HIV positive, for me it was a no-brainer. I started medications right away; when I say right away, it was more like three months, because I needed lab work to determine what my counts were and if I was resistant to... Read more »
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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Who Should Take Atripla? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Atripla React With Other Drugs? What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla's Co-Pay Program Now Saves More Money

The co-pay program for Atripla now eliminates the requirement that people first pay $50 out-of-pocket before financial assistance begins. The same is true for the drugs that make up Atripla (Sustiva and Truvada), as well as the medications that make... Read more »
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Brand name: Atripla Generic name: efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir, or EFV/FTC/TDF Class: NNRTI and NRTI -- single-tablet regimen (STR) Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb, , (800) 321-1335, and Gilead Sciences, Read more »
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haven't posted in a while.. Atripla is working!

Posted by rookie, 7 Replies
Well, doing the homework.. 100% adherent to a super easy treatment.. it's been 6 months since my first post, 8 months since diagnosis.. Today I am living what many on here have experienced already in the past and this puppy has been welcomed for the... Read more »

Atripla side effects (what not someone else with Atripla Drama)

Posted by Kenn, 3 Replies
Looking for another opinion if I should continue with Atripla and try to ride out the next two weeks or stop and try another medication. I'm on day 5, I have a history of anxiety and so far this has been multiplied two fold. I have been walking... Read more »

Have HIV and on Atripla with a question

Posted by Starboy, 4 Replies
Hi All:
I have been on Atripla since it first came out and recently notice that I seem to be not allergic to Poision Ivy anymore. Was wondering if any one else has a similar experience. I have been working in my woods all week in Poision Ivy which I... Read more »

HELP! Took Atripla By Mistake

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I brought my medicine bottles to work today to reorder my them by phone. While rushing to take my vitamins, I took an Artipla pill by mistake. (I usually take one at night). Im beginning to stress out about this.

There was a post in one of the... Read more »