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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Atripla

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Best first-line regimen with fewest side effects

My T-cells are at 260 my viral load is at 30833 copies.I have been HIV pos for 12 years, tested every six months and now I am facing therapy,my doctor would like to put e on Reyatz, Norvir and Truvada. I am very concerend about facial wasting and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
... Here is a link to a recent post which goes though the pros and cons of Atripla versus Norvir, Reyataz, and Truvada. If you and your doctor (I am big believer in the shared decision model of medical care) Read more »

Atripla-burning sensation and loss of sensation/numbness

Dear Dr Frascino, I am a male patient 30yrs old I was co-infected with HIV and Hepatits B in 2002... Read more »

Just starting meds

Hi, infected and diagnosed 3 months ago...my CD4 count is at 500, my viral load >500,000...normal... Read more »
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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

... What Is Atripla? Who Should Take Atripla? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Atripla Read more »
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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral Read more »
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Atripla

... Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, June 29, 2009

...apparently troublingly low level of 240, and my viral load was 130,000. I have yet to take any HIV meds but my doctor prescribed Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC). I'm trying my best to keep my head up and all, but my lab results are scaring the... Read more »
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CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...It's just I'm wondering if I'm doing my body more harm by not starting the meds or if I'm just putting off what could be more problems with side effects to these meds. What are your thoughts? Thanks! Read more »

Getting Pregnant

Posted by orange01, 2 Replies
...looking for advice. My boyfriend and I are HIV +. We have been talking about the possiblity of having a baby. I am taking atripla and he is not on any meds right now. I know that atripla is not good for the baby so is their anything u can... Read more »

Atripla

Posted by pincushion, 1 Reply
...I just found out I was hiv positive and decided to start meds right away. I was put on Atripla and haven't had any side effects so far. It's been two weeks. Is this normal? Read more »

Atripla question

Posted by pozmarie, 1 Reply
...I have been taking Atripla for approx. 2 years and am noticing slight body fat changes... accumulation around my abdomin and thinning in my legs/butt. Read more »