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Switch From Combivir Sustiva To Atripla Not Fully Supressed

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combivir sustiva to atripla

I have been on combivir and sustiva for 6yrs.Cd4 654 and vl 78.I switched to Atripla 7days ago so far no problems.Do you think my vl of 78 is ok for the switch or should I have been ud for this to be a safe change.My vl for the past few years has...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...would not suppress a person with higher viral loads. Certainly the Atripla should work at least as well as the combivir and sustiva since 2 of the 3 medicines in Atripla are essentially the same as in your old combo and the third (tenofovir)... Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva vs Atripla

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combivir/sustiva switch to Atripla

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Test Positive Aware Network


...contained in Atripla: Sustiva, Emtriva, and Viread. Do not take Sustiva, Emtriva, Truvada, Viread, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Combivir, or Trizivir, while taking Atripla, since these medications are already in Atripla or have equivalent... Read more »
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FAQs About Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...frequent bowel movements. My doctor's recommending a switch to Atripla. Should I change? Why is Atripla more expensive than Sustiva (Stocrin) + Truvada? I have been taking Sustiva (Stocrin) + Epivir + Zerit since I was diagnosed in 2000. A... Read more »
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... Potential drug interactions: No significant drug interactions. Do not take Truvada, Atripla, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Combivir, or Trizivir while taking Emtriva, since they contain Emtriva or medication equivalent to Emtriva. Tips: ... Read more »
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...during treatment with Truvada and it may not be a good option for patients with underlying kidney problems. Truvada combines with Sustiva to form Atripla, a very popular HIV regimen. Now there's another triple regimen in one pill in the works.... Read more »
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