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Intelence

Brand name: Intelence Generic name: etravirine, or ETR Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke) Manufacturer: Janssen Therapeutics, www.intelence-info.com , (800) JANSSEN (526-7736) AWP: $1,033.99/month Standard Dose: One 200 mg tablet, or two 100 mg tablets, twice a day, with food. People unable to swallow pills can dissolve tablets in water. Take missed dose as soon as possible,...
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Medication Switch

I was diagnosed in February of 2009. My CD4 count was 24, and my viral load was 500,000. I also had PCP. I was put on Atripla right away. In 3 months, my viral load was undetectable. Within the first year, my CD4 count had risen to upper...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Todd and thanks for your post.Sounds like you've had an excellent response to your first-line Atripla regimen and remarkable CD4 cell recovery. I can understand your concern about the side effects that you're experiencing with... Read more »

HIV meds and DVT - relationship?

I am an HIV-positive 48-year old male. In February 2002, I started on Sustiva, Epivir, and Zerit. These meds worked well: no detectable HIV and 600+ CD4 count. I started exhibiting symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, numbness and pain in my feet in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There has been an association between HIV infection and a slight increased tendency for clots to form. It is difficult to pin down whether any particular HIV drug or regimen contributes further to that tendency. I probably see 1-2 patients/year in... Read more »

HIV meds and DVT - relationship?

I am an HIV-positive 48-year old male. In February 2002, I started on Sustiva, Epivir, and Zerit. These meds worked well: no detectable HIV and 600+ CD4 count. I started exhibiting symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, numbness and pain in my feet in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There have been reports of higher rates of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in HIV-infected patients. I am not aware of studies showing more instances of pulmonary embolism, but since DVT leads to pulmonary embolism this would be a logical assumption.... Read more »