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Sustiva Viread And Emtriva Combination

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Sustiva, Viread, Emtriva as once daily

I've been my initial 3 drug cocktail for several years now, but am considering switching due to side effects.I tested positive in 1996. My physician recommended Sustiva, Zerit, and Ziagen and I have stuck with this combination ever since. My viral...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...always been <50 on this regimen, I don't think there is any reason why you should not be able to take and succeed with Sustiva/Viread/Emtriva. If you were my patient, I would have no problem making the switch. Since you also started with pretty... Read more »


Hi,I was just diagnosed as positive last month. I am taking Sustiva and Viread/Emtriva in the form... Read more »

How long they live with Viraday?

The patient found CD4 at 8 and viral load at 350,000 started treatment by taking medicine of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Truvada) is considered the preferred NRTI combination by U.S. HIV treatment guidelines. Viread is also combined with Emtriva and Sustiva (NNRTI) to make up Atripla, the first single-tablet HIV regimen. The body clears most of Viread through the... Read more »
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...significantly decreased kidney function. -- Cal Cohen, M.D. Activist Emtriva (FTC) is Gilead's version of 3TC for combining with Viread in their combo drugs Truvada and Atripla (Emtriva+Viread+Sustiva). It has the same favorable... Read more »
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...non-nucleoside analog (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, NNRTI or non-nuke) Standard dose: One tablet (Sustiva [600 mg] and Truvada [200 mg Emtriva and 300 mg Viread]), once a day, on an empty stomach or with a light,... Read more »
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...durable and long-lasting -- earning it a place on the treatment guidelines preferred regimen backbones. And like the other combos, combining the drugs extends their patent life for the company -- an added incentive beyond the convenience of... Read more »
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my dr said everything is normal..NORMAL?!!

Posted by still_here, 8 Replies
...ok. Long story short, my first set of labs came back with my CD4 280 & my VL 86,000. My doctor recommended I start meds (SUSTIVA & TRUVADA) it took me 2 weeks to take the prescription to the pharmacy. I was about to begin the rest of my... Read more »

Atripla Once a day

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was jsut prescribed by my doctor, the drug Atripla. It wasnt even in the CVS pharmacy computer yet...or on their shelves....i jsut found out I am positive and my viral load number wasnt good..81,000. So my doctor is putting me on this...anyone... Read more »


Posted by tuffnftl, 3 Replies
hey guys i just started the new drug atripla, any advice, help scared to death of new things open to suggestions Read more »

single one a day pill

Posted by Anonymous
... Sustiva, sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Truvada, sold by Gilead Sciences. Truvada is a combination of two Gilead drugs, Viread and Emtriva. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the new drug as soon as this week. The agency... Read more »