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Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/FTC)

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ICE Detained a Tennessee Man After HIV Exposure Charge

HIV exposure is a felony in Tennessee, a state that has seen heavy ICE activity in recent months.

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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): EFV/FTC/TDF, efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Who Should Take Atripla? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Atripla React With Other Drugs?

What Is Atripla?

Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drug...

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Personal Stories

When Starting HIV Treatment Is a Turning Point

For some, that first pill is the beginning of a new phase in life: a turning point.

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Atripla, Vivid Dreams and Getting Past the Undetectable Brick Wall

Some people think that Mike, the writer of this guest blog, is lucky because he has a CD4 count of 1600. He doesn't call it luck; he calls it responsibility, which helped him overcome Atripla's side effects.

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One-a-Day HIV Treatments: How Do They Compare? (Infographic)

Just one pill a day to control HIV? This once-fanciful idea became a reality in 2006, when Atripla was approved as the first single-tablet HIV medication regimen in the U.S. A single-tablet regimen (STR) contains meds from different drug classes and ...

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Personal Stories

On Sleeping and Traveling While Taking Atripla

Elevated heart rate? Sweating? Dizzy or lightheaded? Stephen A. shares his laundry list of side effects from taking Atripla and how to avoid them.

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My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now

Aaron Laxton received news on June 6, 2011, that he is HIV positive. Luckily for us, he made a decision to record his experiences so he could help others with HIV. In these videos, he recounts the highs and lows of his HIV treatment journey.

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Personal Stories

Day 79: My HIV Viral Load (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series.

As most of you know, I am enrolled in a drug trial measuring Atripla against the "Quad...

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HIV Meds and False Positives on Drug Tests: A Video Blog by Aaron Laxton

"Recently I took a drug test and found that I tested positive for THC, or marijuana. After doing some research I discovered that many HIV meds can cause false positives on drug screens."