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How Long Does Efavirenz Take To Work

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Have been taking efavirenz for 18 months and still get sick

Hi Doc...I have been taking efavirenz for 18 months now and I still feel surt of sick sometimes. I usually start feeling like that after two hours of taking it, and this discomfort can last for two or three hours... I always take it at night, at the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Dave Food increases Efavirenz blood levels and possibly side effects. It sounds to me that your life style does not allow you to take this drug on an empty Read more »

JUST STARTED ATRIPLA TREATMENT

Hi I have started on Atripla 2 Weeks with most of the Side effects most people get. Before I... Read more »

Combivir/Efavirenz - to - Atripla

I am currently on Combivir/Efavirenz and have been for a while now and my stats all seem... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...the drugs are called "cross-resistant." For example, most HIV that is resistant to nevirapine (Viramune) is also resistant to efavirenz (Sustiva). This means that nevirapine and efavirenz are cross-resistant. Cross-resistance is important when... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

... Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen Read more »
The Well Project

Pharmacokinetics

...Crixivan easier to take. Several other PIs can be boosted with Norvir. The NNRTIs (drugs like Viramune [nevirapine] and Sustiva [efavirenz]) have the opposite effect. They speed up enzymes and get other drugs out of the system faster. As a... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...approved NNRTIs: Intelence (etravirine or TMC-125) Rescriptor (delavirdine) Sustiva (efavirenz) Viramune (nevirapine) Protease Inhibitors (PIs) These... Read more »
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just tested positive and CD4 already at 33!

Posted by PozFromHongKong, 2 Replies
...first lab results yesterday and my CD4 is at 33 and VL is 29,000, so the doctor put me on meds right away (I taking Truvada + Efavirenz). I was probably infected a long time ago. I took my first dose last night. Thankfully I went to work feeling... 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 Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »