The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Efavirenz

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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
Hi,For folks with counts similar to yours, there are no absolute rules for when to begin combination antiretroviral therapy. Many factors come into play: published guidelines; the potential benefit of decreasing HIV replication (viral load) and... Read more »

Serostim pros and cons

What are the side effects and pros and cons of using Serostim? Also are there any drug or food... Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of... Read more »

Maraviroc Underperforms Efavirenz in Treatment-Naive Study

Information on CCR5 entry inhibitors continues to be of great interest at recent international HIV conferences, including the 4th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2007) in Sydney where we... Read more »

Suicide Risk Doubles Among HIV-Infected People Taking Efavirenz, Study Finds

Katie Mollan Suicides among people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy are uncommon, but they appear to occur with significantly greater frequency among those who take efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin), according to an analysis presented at IDWeek... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Efavirenz (Sustiva)

¿Qué Es Efavirenz? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Efavirenz? ¿Qué Sucede Con la Resistencia a los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo Se Toma Efavirenz? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Secundarios? ¿Cómo Reacciona Efavirenz Con Otros Medicamentos? ¿Qué Es... Read more »
Project Inform

Genética, Raza/Grupo Étnico y los Efectos Secundarios del Efavirenz

Un estudio (el ACTG5097) fue diseñado para determinar si los altos niveles de efavirenz en la sangre están relacionados con los efectos secundarios en el sistema nervioso central (SNC). Los efectos secundarios en el SNC incluyendo las pesadillas... Read more »
Connect With Others

Super Mareado con Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hola amigos:

Antes de ayer comence tratamiento con Combivir y Sustiva (Efavirenz). Estoy tomando Efavirenz solamente en la noche como dijo mi medico. Estos dos dias han sido super horribles por el mareo y la sensacion de resaca (hangover) producida... Read more »

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
Hola a todos mi nombre es Pablo tengo 30 aos y es la 1ra vez que escribo en esta seccion de espaol. Soy de una pequea ciudad del sur de Argentina.
Hace un mes atras recibi la noticia que soy HIV + y no voy a decir que me siento mal y bla bla bla... Read more »

from the pros

Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
Hey guys. Have a dr. apptmnt monday and may do a home access, what do u think? Oh and my fave guy om the Body wrote me, made me feel a lil better. check it out!!

Good luck to everyone! Read more »

Need help with testing from the pros

Posted by Anonymous
I had a recent exposure (unprotecd vaginal and oral) with a woman of unknown status. I want to get tested but I'm not sure which route to choose and how long to wait. I have talked with several testing facilities and my doctor and I'm still confused... Read more »