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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Sustiva

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Sustiva

... Common Name: efavirenz Brand Name: Sustiva Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: One 600 mg tablet, once a day, typically at bedtime; on an empty stomach or with a light,
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Is Keletra a good alternative to Sustiva?

I've had HIV for less than 18 months. CD4 = 409 (a slow decrease from 520 since the first test in January 2003). Viral load is 109,000 and has hovered around 100,000 copies since the first test.I've decided I want to start treatment and have an...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Kaletra and Sustiva based regimens are currently among the favorite combinations for good reason. Each drug has its pros and cons. I personally Read more »

Is Kaletra a good alternative to Sustiva?

I've had HIV for less than 18 months. CD4 = 409 (a slow decrease from 520 since the first test in January 2003). Viral load is 109,000 and has hovered around 100,000 copies since the first test. I've decided I want to start treatment and have an...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Since this is a marathon, not a sprint, bringing the viral load down quickly means little. Besides, Sustiva brings the viral load down quickly as well. Kaletra is 6 pills versus 1 for Sustiva, has more side effects, and is probably best Read more »

sustiva side effects resurfacing after 2 years

i have been positive for just over two years. i began treatment about a year and a half ago -- combivir and sustiva. they have successfully kept my VL undetectable (after a peak of 750,000 a few months after diagnosis) and my cd4s high (in the...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...functioning. What you described initially, the vivid dreams, cloudy feelings are very commom during the first weeks of taking Sustiva (efavirenz). The majority of people either get use to them or the side effects spontaneously go away over time.... Read more »

Sustiva v. Viramune

Stats: 29 year old male. Poz for 4 years. CD4 650, undetectable. On Atripla for 1.5 years. (First regime).Thinking about switching to Viramune + Truvada instead of Atripla.Issues with current combo: Some fatigue and sleep pattern disturbances. Mild...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, and thanks for posting. Viramune has not been shown to be better in preventing lipoatrophy than Sustiva. It is associated with better lipid levels and a better lower cardiovascular risk. The question as to whether this advantage Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Does Viramune = Sustiva?

...Many doctors have long thought that Viramune was just as potent as Sustiva, but they didn't have good data to back them up. Now it appears that they do. Still, as usual doctors are disagreeing about the Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Efavirenz (Sustiva)

...With Other Drugs? What Is Efavirenz? Efavirenz is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Sustiva or Stocrin. It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under... Read more »
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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...appropriate antiretroviral regimen because of the various effects of certain ARVs on pregnant women and the fetus. Efavirenz (Sustiva), which is a component of Atripla, is especially worrisome because this drug is known to cause serious... Read more »
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Sustiva and Truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...When I first started using Sustiva and Truvada the pills seem to be beating the virus. My doctor is concerned that my numbers (VL#'s) keep going up and down. Read more »

SUSTIVA and mental issues

Posted by LivingExample
...Just wondering if anyone else was taking Sustiva/Epzicom or Sustiva and something else and experienced extreme social anxiety issues as well as depression and fatigue. The first Read more »

FYI: Sustiva in Atripla. . .

Posted by razzmaniac, 1 Reply
...certain meds as I have been taking meds for over 10 years. Atripla is very potent in fighting HIV virus HOWEVER. . .it contains Sustiva which in quite a few recent studies in Europe, Canada and now the US, Sustivas massive accumulation in the fat... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...however, my mind is in a complete whirl.... I am opting for Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir, but wondered if I should be opting for Truvada/Sustiva instead (Is this easier to take than a P.I. option)? Has anyone else commenced therapy with similar labs to... Read more »