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Should I Take Efavirenz If I Have Aids

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz Brand 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 (NNRTI). NNRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related
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abacavir y 3TC + Efavirenz

Estimadsimo:Hace un ao que recibo tratamiento con abacavir y 3TC + Efavirenz. Hace 3 meses vengo buscando con mi infectlogo un diagnostico diferencial entre colon irritable y diarrea crnica. Tiene en conocimiento algn antecedente igual? Mis cd4 son...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...puedes obtener un diagnstico de tu infectlogo, haz una cita con un gastroenterlogo que tiene experiencia en el campo del VIH/AIDS. Mucha suerte y un gran abrazo.Dr. Steve Read more »

aids drugs timing when travelling to another country with different time zone

Hello,my mother would be visiting me here in US very soon. Currently she is on truvada and efavirenz. In india she takes truvada in the morning and efavirenz before going to bed.Since there is a time difference of 12 hours, is it ok if she continues...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thank you for your post.Since efavirenz (Sustiva, part of Atripla) is typically taken around bedtime and has lasts in the body for a long time, the easiest thing to Read more »

Efavirenz?

My husband is taking Efavirenz one per night plus other meds...... and he has been taking at 8pm...... other meds 8am. Recently I found out on the net that this tablet should be taken before you go to bed on an empty stomache. He was told to change...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...relationships need counseling alone and as a couple. But both people have to be willing to do so to save the relationship. HIV can add an extra stressor to relationships, specially if one partner is HIV negative and may be over protective or... Read more »

Efavirenz making my head spin

I am currently taking Truvada and Efavirenz. I take these pills and 10pm, and thereafter I shower and go to bed. On three occasions I have attempted to go out after taking my meds, by midnight my head starts spinning and I cant make sense of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your description of the head spinning sounds like an efavirenz (Sustiva) side effect. Delaying the efavirenz dose until you are safely home and ready for bed is a very reasonable way to manage Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Health Ministry to Issue Compulsory License for Merck's HIV/AIDS Drug Efavirenz

...on Wednesday announced plans to issue a compulsory license to produce a lower-cost version of Merck 's antiretroviral drug Efavirenz, Reuters reports. World Trade Organization regulations allow governments to declare a "national emergency"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label Trial of Efavirenz vs. Lopinavir/Ritonavir in HIV+ Treatment-Naive Subjects With CD4+ Less Than 200

... Antiretroviral therapy based on efavirenz (EFV) is more effective than lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r)-based therapy among treatment-na├»ve patients with advanced disease, Read more »
The Body PRO

Late Breaker No. LB15: Randomized Trial of Abacavir in Combination with Indinavir and Efavirenz in HIV-Infected Patients with NRTI Experience

...abacavir (ABV) or placebo. Further randomization occurred for patients with CD4>50 within each ABV group so that they received Efavirenz with indinavir in one of two dose schedules (twice daily or thrice daily indinavir), and was designed to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Shows Efavirenz Promising in Treating Pediatric HIV Infection

...of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), have announced results of an interim analysis of the first pediatric study of efavirenz, a new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) that can be taken once daily. The purpose of the... 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 »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...myself. I am a 55 year old Male living in Australia. I was diagnosed early 2008 which makes me a relatively new addition to the HIV family. I am currently not working and have not since my diagnosis. I would like to support others where I can and... Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...I was on Efavirenz (Sustiva) for a year. This was about two years ago. And I was one of the several-in-a-thousand who had serious mental side-effects Read more »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
So I was seeing quacks in some podunk town back in october, and they didn't know what they were doing. My numbers were not good ( cd4 99 VL 88K) but I didn't start meds they put me on antibiotics to prevent PCP but it only made me break out in a... Read more »