Should Someone With Hiv Take Efavirenz
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineEfavirenz is not considered to be effective against HIV-2 due to specificity it has for binding in active pocket of HIV-1 (differenct than HIV-2 which is not a very common virus). Etrivirine and TMC-278 are newer NNRTIs thatn may have somea activity... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineDuovir (AZT and 3TC) is usually kidney friendly as is efavirenz. HIV can cause kidney damage as can diabetes, high blood pressure, and numerous other non-HIV related conditions. A history and physical examination is recommended as a few step in the... Read more »
Frascino Medical GroupBuenas tardes,Ese cambio de infectlogo fue un paso muy inteligente. Tu combinacin, Truvada + efavirenz, es idntica a la combinacin de frmacos en Atripla. Felicitaciones! Claro que andas sumamente bien.Un abrazo fuerte.Dr. Steve... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineI would not expect any significant interaction problems-I would inform your HIV provider so he/she can monitor for any unusual problems or issues regarding rapidity of reduction of HIV plasma levels. I havent seen any specific studies regarding... Read more »
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Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 RepliesIf Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »
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