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Will Sustiva Help Me

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Combiver and sustiva help

Hi, I am taking combiver and sustiva for 3 years. I am doing good in everything except one thing. since last year i start to have Melasema(the black pigment)covers my forhead, my nose and my two chick and now it is about to cover all of my face. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A small percent of dark skinned patients seem to develop a darkening of localized skin from AZT (most often hands/nails but I have seen in other locations) so that is a possiblity. UV light seems to worsen melasema in some patients. Melasema can... Read more »

can switching from sustiva to another medication help?

atripla rendered me impotent, i learned that sustive could be the culprit. can switching to another... Read more »

Taking Truvada & Sustiva - pls help -2nd question

Dear Keith,Thank you for replying to my question regarding taking Sustiva. I greatly appreciate... Read more »
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Case Report Shows Gingko May Interact With Sustiva

... In a Dutch case study of one individual living with HIV, gingko biloba appeared to interact with the HIV drug Sustiva (efavirenz), causing it to fail in this person. The data were reported in AIDS in June 2009. The 47-year-old man had been on Read more »
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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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Sustiva Study Finds Ethnicity, Quality of Life Predict Treatment Outcomes

...AIDS found that ethnicity and quality of life measures affected how likely people were to experience failure on a regimen with Sustiva (efavirenz). The analysis from ACTG A5095 adds to a growing sense of unease about Sustiva, particularly in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: efavirenz Brand Name: Sustiva Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard Read more »
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Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
...Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) Read more »

OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...I took my first sustiva (once daily) pill about 6 hours ago and I'm finally concious enough to walk around. Please tell me that those side effects go Read more »

Wild dreams on Sustiva!

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...I have had some crazy dreams while on Suativa! I never had dreams like I have been having! I have been taking Sustiva for almost a year nos so when are these wierd dreams going to stop? My dreams consist of people swimming in a clear blue ocean Read more »

sustiva highs

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...i have been on sustiva for 5 months, and was wondering if the high feeling ever goes away? i take it befor bed and get hot flashes a half an hour after Read more »