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Intelence

Common Name: etravirine Brand Name: Intelence Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: Two 100 mg tablets twice daily, with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $876.82 / month Manufacturer contact: Tibotec Therapeutics, 1 (877)...
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Atripla after 7 days

Hello,I've been on Atripla now for 7 days. This is my first HIV treatment. I found out i'm positive 60 days ago. I find Atripla's side effects to be a bit off bearing for me. My doctor warned me of odd dreams for two weeks and a possible rash....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post and comments.You're correct that the efavirenz (Sustiva) part of Atripla is likely the culprit in your side effects and further that many (doctors and patients alike) like the convenience of a single tablet (or... Read more »

Once daily dosing of etravirine (Intelence)?

I was on Efavirenz and Truvada but recently switched to Etravirine and Truvada because of sleep/dream/emotional issues. I saw some research that suggested the 400 mg dose of Efavirine could be taken safely once a day...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
There is a study with a new formualtion of Intelence that would be given once a day. We are waiting for final results and then the new form would have to get approval from the FDA. The current pills should not be taken once a day. Stay tuned.Joe Read more »

resistance to 2 drug in atripla

my doctor gave me a genotype test and found out that i was resistance to tenofovir and sustiva and not emtriva in the atripla drug. do you think i should keep taking atripla until my new meds come in-in two week, or should i stop taking the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I am sorry to hear that your virus has developed resistance.2 weeks is not a very long time and may not make much of a difference one way or the other, however I would stop the Atripla as it is unlikely to help and may possibly allow additional... Read more »

Atripla missed dose - 48hrs

I have been on Atripla for 2 yrs and have accidently missed my 1st dose in this time. I am undectable and never miss a dose. I am very very scared.I took my dose on Monday, missed Tuesday by accident and took on Wednesday. A whole 48hrs had passed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Usually OK to occasionally miss doses of Atripla (not encouraged but persistence of drug levels and effects will often maintain viral control in such situations). KH Read more »
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An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

Brand Name: Intelence Other Name(s): ETR, ETV, Etravirina, TMC 125, TMC-125, TMC125 Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Etravirine, also known as Intelence or TMC125, is a type of medicine called a... Read more »
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Atripla

Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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Truvada

Combo Drug Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse... Read more »
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Fuzeon

Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily (every 12 hours) into the upper... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »