On Atripla For A Month What Can I Expect
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Posted by live_life80, 4 RepliesHey everyone,
I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... Read more »
Posted by teacherman99, 1 ReplyAfter strong-arming one doctor with a quick switch to the one who provided a very good examination for my partner back in November, he started Atripla about a week prior to Thanksgiving '06. It was a little rough there for a couple of weeks, but... Read more »
Posted by wonderboy21, 3 Replies1st Month with atripla and everything is going just fine. i love my get well pill as my best friend puts it. I Have Had NO SIDE EFFECTS AT ALL.. i was looking forward to those crazy dreams everyone was talking about but nope not for me. so if anyone... Read more »
Posted by DC_Diver, 4 RepliesHey all newbie here, need some advice. My partner found out he was HIV+ about a year ago (Im HIV- to date). He went on Atripla right away, but other than that, we haven't really "dealt" with this new reality at all. We dont speak about it much... Read more »
Posted by joseph30, 3 RepliesTested positive in May, 3 short months later I am starting meds.
My CD4 count was over 400 and my viral load was 27000.
Im a lil nervous.
Not sure what to expect. i hope it goes well though.
I have a question, everyone says to "take care of yourself"... Read more »
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Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.You raise a few important questions. First, provided that you're tolerating your medications prior to your planned trip, I wouldn't expect any new side effects or toxicity during the travels. Also of note,... Read more »
UCLA School of MedicineTypically CD4 cells will increase by approximately 100 cells during the first 3-6 months and then gradually increase during the years that follow. This is extremely variable from person to person. Nevertheless, the most important thing when first... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your post.I seems to me that you've had a very nice initial response to treatment; your low CD4 percentage isn't inconsistent with having been quite ill when medications were started. My guess is that your initial percentage... Read more »
North Shore University HospitalGreat question.There are several factors that determine how high the CD4 count will go:1) The most important is that the viral laod be undetectable at all measurements (blips...one time low level measures may not count).2) The level of the CD4 count... Read more »
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Ryan White CARE Act Not Expected to Be Reauthorized Before Congress Adjourns This Month, Rep. Enzi, Sen. Kennedy Aides SayAides of Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee , and ranking Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy (Mass.) on Friday at a meeting with HIV/AIDS advocates said it is unlikely that legislators will reach a... Read more »
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