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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Efavirenz

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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 known as EFV or Sustiva, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). NNRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related
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Truvada/Nevirapine Combo

I'm on Truvada and Nevirapine at the moment which is three pills once a day. I want to switch to Altripa as it is a one pill, once a day treatment, any advice?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Atripla consists of 3 medications: tenofovir and emtricitabine (which are both in truvada which you are already taking) and efavirenz. Efavirenz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), which nevirapine is also. HIV that is... Read more »

Should I start treatment? Pros/cons of two suggested treatments

Dear Dr.I have been living with HIV for almost a year. I am sure I got infected last summer, and I have been monitoring my CD4/viral load level since January. I am currently living in the US, but I am not a resident and I may eventually need to go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below.)The two regimens you list are similar in that they are based on a common non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor drug (efavirenz) plus two reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Atripla contains efavirenz, emtricitabine and tenofovir in... Read more »

Atripla vs Truvada + Issentres

I was diagnosed about a month ago with a viral load of 22,000 and CD4+ of ~430. My physician recommended i go on Truvada+Issentress, saying that he picked that over Atripla bc Atripla has nightmares as a side effect. I am currently a 2nd year...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Atripla can be "neuropsychiatric" effects...meaning "dizziness", sleep disturbance, vivid dreams or nightmares. This is due to the efavirenz component. The comb is best taken on an empty stomach before bedtime. Food increases efavirenz... Read more »

Stocrin and sleepiness

Itake my meds, Stocrin and Truvada in the mornings. I met a friend who said that he was amazed because everyone he knew was told to take Stocrin at night because it makes everyone really drowsy and dopey. I felt drowsy all day today.....Am I ok to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The majority of patients taking efavirenz (Stocrine or Sustiva or as a component of Atripla) take the medication at night in orer to try and minimize the impact of any 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 drugs: efavirenz... Read more »
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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...With Other Drugs? What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Efavirenz (Sustiva)

... What Is Efavirenz? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...both lopinavir and fosamprenavir are reduced. More side effects were observed. If fosamprenavir is taken with ritonavir and efavirenz , the daily dosage of ritonavir may need to be increased. Some birth control pills may not work if you are... Read more »
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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute Read more »

BESOS CON LLAGAS AMSTURBACION CON UN POSITIVO

Posted by mexmex, 2 Replies
DISCULPE MI MOLESTIA,RESULTA QUE EN LA SEGUNDA SEMANA OCTUBRE DEL 2008 UN TRANSEXUAL QUE PRESUNTAMENTE ES VIH POSITIVO (POSTERIORMENTE ME DI CUENTA) EN ESA OCASION ME DEJE LLEVAR Y ME BESO MUY INTENSAMENTE Y ME MASTURBO A LA VEZ,LO QUE ME PREOCUPA... Read more »

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...a mis padres... mi mama sospecha que algo anda mal, supongo que es basicamente por mis cambios de humor y asiduas visitas a profesionales medicos. Mi padre reacciona hasta casi indiferente... pero me preocupa mi madre. No quiero causarles... Read more »

Un consejo: vayan con cuidado con su salud psicol

Posted by miedoso, 1 Reply
...ventana (los tres meses): QUE OLVIDEN EL TEMA Y LA MANERA DE HACERLO ES NO DNDOLE IMPORTANCIA. A mi, no hacerlo, me gener un problema de ansiedad, que se ha generalizado a muchos otros aspectos de la vida. El miedo a que se conociese mis... Read more »