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Switch From Isentress To Sustiva

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Isentress/Truvada combo switch from Epzicom/Sustiva

Long term (28yr) survivor currently on 400mg Sustiva and Epzicom. I have800-1,000 avg t cells and no viral load. Have been very sucessful on this regimen from the onset about 3 yrs now. Orig on Crixivan and viread, etc.. also with no problems. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sustiva has been associated with some lipid abnormalities. Switching to Isentress/Truvada seems reasonable to me. None of the antiretrovirals Read more »

Does Sustiva + Epzicom cause facial wasting?

I just recently switched from Atripla to Sustiva+Epzicom and am concerned about facial wasting. I... Read more »

Sustiva and fatigue (SUSTIVA AND FATIGUE)

After five years of being POZ I started Sustiva 2/7/08 (no previous combo or resistance issues... Read more »
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Sustiva

... Common Name: efavirenz Brand Name: Sustiva Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard Read more »
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 Read more »
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Case Report Shows Gingko May Interact With Sustiva

... In a Dutch case study of one individual living with HIV, gingko biloba appeared to interact with the HIV drug Sustiva (efavirenz), causing it to fail in this person. The data were reported in AIDS in June 2009. The 47-year-old man had been on Read more »
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Isentress Equal to Sustiva in First Line Therapy

...STARTMRK study results show that the first-in-class integrase inhibitor Isentress (raltegravir) works at least as well as Sustiva (efavirenz) at suppressing HIV levels. It also showed that using Isentress resulted in higher CD4 counts. ... Read more »
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SUSTIVA and mental issues

Posted by LivingExample
...Just wondering if anyone else was taking Sustiva/Epzicom or Sustiva and something else and experienced extreme social anxiety issues as well as depression and fatigue. The first Read more »

FYI: Sustiva in Atripla. . .

Posted by razzmaniac, 1 Reply
...certain meds as I have been taking meds for over 10 years. Atripla is very potent in fighting HIV virus HOWEVER. . .it contains Sustiva which in quite a few recent studies in Europe, Canada and now the US, Sustivas massive accumulation in the fat... Read more »

Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
...Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) Read more »

Wild dreams on Sustiva!

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...I have had some crazy dreams while on Suativa! I never had dreams like I have been having! I have been taking Sustiva for almost a year nos so when are these wierd dreams going to stop? My dreams consist of people swimming in a clear blue ocean Read more »