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Switch From Truvada To Atripla

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switch from stocrin and truvada to atripla

Hi, I was on HAART for a yera but changed to stocrin and truvada due to lipodystrophy and pheripheral neuropathy. I have been on stocrin and truvada for about 9 month now with no side effects whatsoever. Now my doctor is changing me to atripla....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stocrine (efavirenz) + Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine) has the same three HIV meds as Atripla so there generally should be little to no difference when it comes to body fat issues between those different formulations of the same drugs. KH... Read more »

Can I switch from Truvada/nevirapine to Atripla

I've currently been on Nevirapine and Truvada for nearly 5 years. I have alwasy had an... Read more »

Switching from Kaletra/Truvada to Atripla

I have been diagnosed with HIV for over 5 years and was started on a Kaletra and Truvada regiment... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

20% People Switch Atripla Due to Efavirenz Side Effects: Late Switches Are Common

The experience from use of fixed-dose combination, efavirenz-based treatment (Atripla) as first-line therapy in the UK was published ahead of print in the journal AIDS. This analysis included 472 patients from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital... Read more »
Project Inform

Switching From Combivir to Truvada Keeps HIV Undetectable, Improves Blood Fats, But Fails to Improve Limb Fat

A study presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC / IDSA meeting in Washington, DC found that people who switched from Combivir (zidovudine/AZT + lamivudine/3TC) to Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine/FTC) maintained their control of HIV replication, had... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Switching From Atripla to Complera

Now that the best-selling Atripla has a real competitor, an important question becomes, can people switch from Atripla to the new Complera? While switching to a new and improved drug or regimen is common, there was a concern about switching here... Read more »
Project Inform

Study Shows People Can Safely Switch to Atripla

Results from a study presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, DC found that people on a stable, suppressive HIV regimen can maintain control of their HIV if they switch to the fixed-dose combination pill Atripla (efavirenz +... Read more »
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switching to Atripla >worried

Posted by mauka, 8 Replies
My doc convinced me to switch to Atripla since after taking crixivan for about ten years my triglycerides are pretty dang high(over 600). I've been taking Norvir, Crixivan and Truvada and the idea of just taking one pill a day is a dream indeed,... Read more »

switched to Atripla! wooohoooooo

Posted by mauka, 3 Replies
Man I was pretty worried but I guess so far so good, no nightmares, dreaming a lot yes but it ain't bad at all! The only thing is when i go to bed I get so itchy on my feet and legs and scratch almost to bleed any tips on that? Thanks everyone for... Read more »

Atripla vs. Complera vs. Truvada: How to decide?!?

Posted by TheGoodLife, 5 Replies
I've combed over these three drugs and it all runs in circles. I lean toward one then the other. Can any one offer their experience as a reference? Read more »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side... Read more »