How Long Does It Take To Get Used To Atripla

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How long will I need Atripla?

After going over my lab work with my doctor today, he recommended that I start Atripla. My lab results were VL - 70,000 and CD - 926. My doctor informed me that my neutrophil levels were low and that he wants me to start treatment. He added that if...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.Having low neutrophil levels (which are a type of white blood cell that is needed to fight off bacterial and certain fungal infections) can be seen sometimes due to HIV infection. It is usually more common in people with... Read more »

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FAQs About Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...what do you think? I am considering a switch to Atripla, but I haven't been able to find information on its failure rates or longevity. Is there any data on this? I am currently taking Sustiva (Stocrin) + Viread + Epzicom (Kivexa). Would it... Read more »
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...thus is often considered interchangeable in any regimen in which 3TC is used. There are a few differences however, including a longer half-life for FTC, and data showing that FTC is modestly more active when studied as a single drug in short term... Read more »
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atripla experience

Posted by hopefulone, 13 Replies
...i started atripla about 10 days ago. i thought i would share my experience since i had read about some experiences with the drug that made me Read more »


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...I was wondering how long after starting Atripla does your viral loads come undetectable??? Mines currently are 62,270+ CD4 278. Read more »

starting treatment - Atripla ?

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...after a lot of blood work .. physicals etc etc .. Dr. has recomended me to start Atripla, honestly im nervous . Cd4 count is low and VL high, has to do with me being infected just recently (6-8months ago) I need Read more »

Anyone else on Atripla?

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...How long on the dizzies last when starting Atripla? I've been on it for about 7 weeks? Read more »
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