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Should Someone With Hiv Take Efavirenz

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Efavirenz (Sustiva)

What Is Efavirenz? Efavirenz is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Sustiva or Stocrin. It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Efavirenz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase enzyme from working. This enzyme...
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efavirenz

What is the differnce between HIV1 and HIV2. Is efavinez effective against HIV2? Is the experimental drug TMC278 effective against HIV2?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Efavirenz 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 »

duovir and efavirenz

I am a male 45 years old, HIV positive, 3 years diagnosed, 8 month on a treatment of DUOVIR and EFAVIRENZ, responding well to it but urinating kind of white bubbles, made a test of PROTEINURIA twice, first 6 month ago with results of 550 and second...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Duovir (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 »

TRATAMIENTO CON TRUVADA Y EFAVIRENZ

mas que pregunta quiero hacer saber, que desde 1999 tengo hiv, la ultima reacida la tuve por una tbc, previa a esta situacin tomaba viread, kaletra y azt. la azt me produje una grave anemia, estuve internado 1 mes y medio, sali del sanatorio con 70...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas 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 »

alpha lipoic acid, interaction with Efavirenz + Truvada

I have been taking alpha lipoic acid 600 for about 2 years and I am about to start HIV treatment of Truvada + Efavirenz. Is there any problem if I continue to take the alpha lipoic acid?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I 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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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
If 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).

However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.

Important discovery: Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »