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Pre-screening for type of medication

When my doctor first prescribed medication a couple of weeks ago, he asked if I had been pre-screened. I had not, but he put me on Atripla anyway because my T-cells had falled to the 200 range, and my viral load was greater than 200,000. I have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...screen for risk of allergic reaction to abacavir).There aren't currently used laboratory screening tests used for detecting reactions to efavirenz (part of Atripla). Because tenofovir (another part of Atripla) is associated with kidney and/or... Read more »

Atripla and feeling weird

i seem to having a very strange side effect that its hard to describe, the closest i can describe... Read more »

just started taking atripla

I just started treatment (atripla) 2 weeks ago. Usually I suffer no side effects from any... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Updated Label Information for Sustiva (Efavirenz)

...benefit of continued therapy with Sustiva needs to be weighed against the unknown risks of significant liver toxicity. ADVERSE REACTIONS Postmarketing Experience Liver and Biliary System: A few of the postmarketing reports of hepatic... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Efavirenz Long-Term Side Effects

...In a previous CATIE News story, we noted research on the anti-HIV drug efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) and its side effects, particularly those affecting the brain or CNS (central nervous system). These side effects Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): DMP-266, EFV, L 743726, Stocrin Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Efavirenz, also known as EFV or Sustiva, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor... Read more »
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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute Read more »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Indinavir (Crixivan) Nelfinavir (Viracept) Ritonavir (Norvir) Saquinavir (Fortovase) Stavudine plus lamivudine Efavirenz (Sustiva) Nevirapine (Viramune) ... Read more »

my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
...I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, Read more »