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Missing Dose Of Atripla

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Missed dose of Atripla

Hello,I have been on Atripla for 1 month. Atripla is the first medication that I have been, on since I was diagnosed with HIV on Nov 5, 2009.Due to a situation out of my control, I missed 1 does. I am going to make sure this never happens again, and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You are correct in taking a missed dose seriously. As a whole, we certainly want patients to take their medications on a regular basis to avoid resistance to HIV and Hepatitis B (if you are infected). However, this one missed dose will not have any... Read more »

Missing a dose of Atripla

Hi Nelson, I was diagnosed in late January (CD4-90; VL-57,000. I was prescribed Atripla and tested... Read more »

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Hot Topics: Handling Stress and Missed Doses; Does CD4 Really Matter?; Anti-Anxiety Interactions; and More

Hot Topics at TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums, July 22, 2014 - TheBody.com July 22, 2014 Visit the Forums Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription   Help! My Stressful Job Is Leading Me to Miss... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

One Year on Therapy and Counting ... Doses Taken: 1,460; Doses Missed: 0

I am what is referred to as a highly motivated and compliant patient. I am highly motivated to stay alive and healthy, and I know that the way to maintain my health is to comply, conscientiously and consistently, with the multidrug regimen my doctor... Read more »
Being Alive

Unplanned Treatment Interruptions Involve a Greater Risk of Virological Failure Than Missing Occasional Doses

Unstructured treatment interruptions -- rather than missed doses of medication -- involve a greater risk of a detectable viral load, US research published in the online edition of AIDS suggests. Investigators analysed the results of 16 clinical... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Patients in Rural Areas More Likely to Miss Drug Doses If "Problem Drinkers," Study Says

HIV/AIDS patients living in rural areas are more likely to miss doses of their antiretroviral drug regimens if they are "problem drinkers," according to a study published in the August issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs , the Baton Rouge ... Read more »
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