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Information For The Medicine Atripla

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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...take Atripla. Contraindications Warnings and side effects of Atripla may be similar to those for each of the medicines separately. (See individual drug fact sheets for efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir DF for more information.) Children should not take Atripla. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, Atripla can cause some unwanted effects. Serious side effects of efavirenz include abnormal thinking, confusion,...
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Medicinal Taste on Atripla

I have been on Atripla for one week now as a PEP regimen. Today, a full 16 hours after my last dose, I had a sudden and very strong medicinal/metallic taste in my mouth. In addition to the taste in my mouth my sinuses and eyes were burning as if I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...or common with Atipla. Unusual gustatory/olfactory sensations are occasionally experienced during the first several weeks on Atripla. I would inform prescribing clinicians and would generally counsel to continue taking the Atripla for the... Read more »

Start/stopping medicine

I am HIV +. Last September 2009 I had Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). I thought I was going to die. After successfully being treated in the hospital I had to follow up with my HIV doctor. He previously prescribed Atripla to me. The problem with...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...with your doctor. Secondly, it is very important you resume taking your HIV medications. Since you were not able to tolerate Atripla, your doctor tried the very acceptable regimen of Truvada and boosted Darunavir (or Prezista). It is not clear... Read more »

energy boosters and memory gain

hello i been positive since Dec 20, 2000 and less than a year ago my viral load was 186,000 and t-cell where 189. today i am undetectable and viral load at 700 after starting Atripla. with this came alot of wait gain i went from 179 to as much as...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...fatigue which could be induced by sleep problems that are potentially caused not only by your apnea but by Sustiva (one of the medicines in Atripla), is to talk to him/her about switching to Isentress plus Truvada. This combo has one of the... Read more »

Prescription Assistance STAT!!

Hi Mr. Fawcett - I was diagnosed HIV+ in June 2010. My numbers have come in as follows:6/14/10 - CD4: 371; VL: 63908/17/10 - CD4: 335; VL: 371010/19/10 - CD4: 352; VL: 84701/4/10 - CD4: 328; VL: 11320I just left my doctor visit with the high...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...often have staff who do nothing but deal with insurance and funding issues such as yours. They would have the most current information. Also be sure to copy your state's insurance commissioner on your appeal for coverage of Atripla. I know... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...to those for both of the medicines separately. (See individual drug fact sheets for emtricitabine and tenofovir DF for more information.) Individuals with advanced kidney disease should not take Truvada. Individuals should tell a doctor about any... Read more »
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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...taking efavirenz. Clinical Trials Click here to search ClinicalTrials.gov for trials that use Efavirenz. Manufacturer Information Efavirenz Bristol - Myers Squibb Co PO Box 4500 Princeton, NJ 08543-4500 Phone: 800-321-1335 Sustiva ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a type of protein) converts HIV's RNA -- a single strand of genetic information -- into DNA -- a double strand of genetic information. It does this by recoding the RNA building blocks... Read more »
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Trizivir

...tiredness; respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, and sore throat); and possibly rash. Symptoms are listed on the patient information sheet and warning card that you receive each time you fill your prescription. You should keep the... Read more »
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North Carolina ADAP

Posted by goguy00, 2 Replies
...that North Carolina ADAP is not accepting any new clients. Also, if you let your account lapse, you won't be able to get your medicine either. Later, I got a letter in the mail from NC ADAP that said only tier 1 anti HIV medications will be... Read more »

a little nervous

Posted by tommyga, 4 Replies
Newly diagnosed. My numbers have been great from bloodwork. I've had two rounds of tests, my VL has been below 14,000 each time, and my CD4 has been around 650 the first time, and 764 most recently. These are good numbers, but I'm a bit torn over... Read more »

I tested + about a month ago AND AM FREAKIN OUT

Posted by EMIA10132, 16 Replies
ABOUT A MONTH AGO I WENT TO THE DOCTOR TO GET TESTED WITH MY B/F I HADNT HAD A TEST IN I DONT KNOW HOW LONG WHICH IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE I NOW KNOW, MY CD4 COUNT WAS 160 AND HAD A VIRAL LOAD OF 200K EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME IM GOING TO... Read more »

Im Alone & Scared in NYC

Posted by Chad_NY, 11 Replies
Im 26 and I tested positive on Dec 29th, 2008. I was in serious disbelief. I live alone and my family is from the caribbean where there is a fear of HIV/AIDS and they brutally beat gay people or kill them. I have no friends and no one to talk too. I... Read more »