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Switch From Sustiva To Viramune

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Switching Sustiva to Viramune

Hi Dr,First of all greetings from Thailand.I am on Sustiva, 3TC and Viread for 5 years now. Started treatment with CD4 252 and VL 30.000. Since the start of medication undetectable and CD4's in the 700 range. Since the start 5 years ago I am having...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Excellent questions--I am encourage thatd you have some alternative choices in your location--hope those expand in the years ahead. Switching to nevirapine with careful clinical/lab monitoring may be your best option. Nevirapine-if tolerated during... Read more »

Will switching from sustiva to Viramune build up resistance?

Hi. I am taking a combination of Epivir, Zerit and Sustiva. I have had good results with this... Read more »

Switching from Sustiva to Viramune

...ingestion causing sleep disruptions. My doctor thinks a switch from Sustiva to Viramune would be... Read more »
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Switch to Viramune Safe for Some Who Can't Tolerate Sustiva

...the joint 2008 ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, DC found that it was generally safe to substitute Viramune (nevirapine) for Sustiva (efavirenz) when people were experiencing unacceptable side effects. The study, while small, may help provide... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Does Viramune = Sustiva?

...Many doctors have long thought that Viramune was just as potent as Sustiva, but they didn't have good data to back them up. Now it appears that they do. Still, as usual doctors Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Warning on Two Specific 3-Drug Regimens: Viread + Videx + Either Sustiva or Viramune

...high viral loads (about half of those patients failed the treatment). The problem seems to be specific to these regimens, as Sustiva has worked with Viread-based regimens, and with Videx-based regimens, in different trials. The FDA email is... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Non-Nukes

...into your T-cells, thus preventing the virus from replicating. There are three drugs in this class: Sustiva (efavirenz, EFV), Viramune (nevirapine, NVP) and less used Rescriptor (delavirdine, DLV). These drugs have differences but also... Read more »
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Are you a long term Sustiva/Truvada user

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
I am curious about the long term effects of these medicines from actual users. I read the pamphlets and what doctors "claim" but I wanted some feedback from actual users Thanks for responding ;) Read more »

OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...I took my first sustiva (once daily) pill about 6 hours ago and I'm finally concious enough to walk around. Please tell me that those side effects go Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi all! Im one of those who just tested postive. My cd4 is 320 and as per my doctor Im on what you call "gray zone" level. Done with my baselines and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im... Read more »

Going on Meds

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...tell my boss what is causing my sickness. Any advice on what I tell him? (2) the meds my doc is recommending are Nevirapine (viramune) and Truvada (Tenofir + Emtricitabine). Does anyone out there have any experiences they can share about these... Read more »