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Resistancy to Atripla

Resently I attended a Pharma confrence by the company that produces Atripla. The doctor they had giving a short seminar said that there is established proof that you cant become resistant to Atipla because of the three agents. Apartently they leave t...

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nnrti resistance

I have been on sustiva and epzicom for several years and my viral load has been undetectable but my last test showed a viral load jump from below 50 to 87. Should I worry about this, or just wait until the next test in three months to see if this co...

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not quite undetectable

Diagnosed Jun '07. v/l at the time was 262,000 and tcells 350. no meds until Feb '08 but tcells stable and v/l kept dropping to 41,000 pre-meds. now on Kaletra/Truvada (resistance testing said no NNRTIs) and a huge drop in viral load...but last tes...

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Atripla - timeframe window that is okay to take

Dear Dr. Sherer, I just started taking Atripla medication a week ago. Even though I am clear that it should be taken at the same time every day, is there an acceptable window (2-3 hours) that one could take the medicine without risking anything? Some...

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Late by 4 hours ?

Hello I have been reviewing the posts and noticed that you had responded that being late by 6 hours in taking atripla can cause drug resistance. What about being late four hours? What about being late 2 hours? what about not taking your medication at...

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Mouth Sores

A month ago my VL was 250000 and my cd4 was 250. Doctor put me on Atripla. I noticed that I get mouth sores all the time. They come and go as I use over the counter medication. I had them under control but now I got this flu from hell and I got the ...

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Resistance with Atripla

Taking Atripla for 5 months now, 1st time treated-no resistance found. Cd4 went from 60 to 256. Viral load went from 34000 to 3390. Hep b went from 346,000,000,000 to 3,234(copies). My hepatic numbers are all in range now and I feel better than eve...

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Second Hand Smoke & Resistance

Hi Doctor: Is it possible to develop drug resistance if exposed to second hand smoke from cigarettes and marijuana? When I go out to clubs on the weekends sometimes, my clothes are smelling of smoke when I get back home. And can you tell me what effe...

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How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is believ...

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Atripla and CD4 Count

DR, Thank you for everything all of you have done for us. My question is I have been hiv positive since 7 years found out went my parter at that time past away from it. I then start taking Atripla oct 10 2006 my cd4 count was 270 vl 232. Now my coun...