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Loosing Weight While On Atripla

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Atripla Dosage + Body Weight

Help!I have been HIV+ for 2 years, and am just starting meds, as my t-cells have now dipped below 350. My doc has prescribed ATRIPLA, which I have only been taking for 1 week now. However, I feel absoultely horrible --- major fatigue, headache,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...Thanks for your post.There's only one dose for Atripla-- whether you weigh 138 or 250. This is largely because the dose of medication is determined by your lean weight- something Read more »

Atripla-weight loss, tiredness

Hi,I have been taking Atripla for 3 months now. At the onset of taking Atripla I was at 186 pounds... Read more »

starting Atripla weight and Kaposi Sarcoma

I just recently got diagnosed with HIV In Feb and have started treatment with Atripla. I have two... Read more »
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Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...I have been reading a lot of posts about Atripla and weight gain and the same info keeps coming back that Atripla does not cause weight gain. Well, I feel this is false information Read more »

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
...I've searched the forums and found posts dealing with the wild dreams, excessive nausea and irritating itching brought on by Atripla. However, I have not been able to find any posts on what folks have done to combat the additional weight gain... Read more »

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 »

Just started Atripla

Posted by pozrunner, 2 Replies
...physician and was recently diagnosed with HIV probably positive for 3 years. My CD4 count was 216 and my VL 216000. I started ATRIPLA 3 days ago and until now I seem to be tolerating it well, I have been feeling a little spaced out when I wake... Read more »