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When Should I Feel Better With Atripla

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

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 Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the first tablet that includes a complete antiretroviral regimen. A generic version was approved for sale outside the U.S. under the PEPFAR program (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Atripla are a...
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quit my meds for two years. feel so much better.

I have been positive for 15 years with HIV two years after I started taking crixivan then after i tried that I started taking atripla, after that i tried the combo Truvada Norvir and lexiva. All of theses combinations have made my belly so big not...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
ChadI do not doubt that you feel better now that you are not on HIV medications. But you know that you will eventually pay the price of not having a controlled HIV viral load. We have seen several studies that show that once you lose CD4 cells to... Read more »

Help me feel better. I can't take it anymore

Hello,I need some help! A new year is approaching and I can't continue to live this way going into another year. I have been positive for 10 years now and it feel like I was just diagnosed this year. I am currently taking Truvada, Prezista and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your situation sounds both serious and challenging (there may be no easy or effective answer). The potential effectiveness of the drugs in the pipeline depends partly on the level of drug resistance your virus has developed (ie resistance to... Read more »

Do Patients feel better after taking Complera?

Besides lower viral loads and high t cell count... are there other indicators that tells patients that this is the medication is right for them? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank for posting.Your question applies to all first-line treatment decisions. When I discuss this with patients, there are three general category of considerations: (1) the virus (ie., drug resistance and viral load), (2) your body... Read more »

Atripla, 18 years old. i feel like killing my self.

i am 18 years old, 114LBs, in high school and i have had some suicidal thoughts but i feel like this madecation just made it worse. my emotions change, i have some crazy dreams, and so on. it sucks. does it get better. ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Please talk to your doctor about this right away.Some people with pre existing depression may not do as well on Sustiva (part of Atripla) if the central nervous system side effects prevent them from sleeping well.There are several medications that... Read more »
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Questions: Smell and taste..can just a week of meds make one feel better?

Posted by mom2w, 2 Replies
Hi,

I am new. I just posted today July, 23, 2013 in the "My Loved One has HIV/AIDS.

I'll note again, my son, called W, is aware I have joined this group and will be will be joining. In the meantime, he asked me to contact you with some questions. His... Read more »

YOU WILL BE OK!! READ THIS AND FEEL BETTER!!

Posted by sbev1981
Ok so I was recently diagnose with HIV 7 weeks ago when I went in to be checked for a cough that would not go away! I was a bit upset that the Dr. would even ask me to get checked for HIV especially when I thought I could never get it. So I get a... Read more »

READ THIS AND YOU WILL FEEL BETTER!!

Posted by sbev1981, 2 Replies
Ok so I was recently diagnose with HIV 7 weeks ago when I went in to be checked for a cough that would not go away! I was a bit upset that the Dr. would even ask me to get checked for HIV especially when I thought I could never get it. So I get a... Read more »

Feeling better!!! Calm and symptoms going away

Posted by uglyduck, 1 Reply
I just want to thank all of you for you're support... i do feel better now, and it seems that probably my symptoms are stress related... (however, i dont think thats the case)... anyhow... thanks to all of oyu specially survivor, chrisneedshelp... Read more »