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Among Anti-HIV Drugs, Only Sustiva Has Possible Impact on Contraceptives Img

Among Anti-HIV Drugs, Only Sustiva Has Possible Impact on Contraceptives

Most HIV drugs have little or no impact on the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives, with the possible exception of Sustiva (efavirenz).

By Mark Mascolini
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Sustiva and Suicide: Don't Be Scared, but Be Aware

Mental health really matters in HIV. We got a hugely important reminder of that this month in the form of new research regarding suicide and Sustiva (also known as Stocrin or efavirenz; part of the fixed-dose combination pill Atripla).

The research ...

By Myles Helfand
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What Price Efavirenz?

DuPont Pharmaceutical's new drug efavirenz (Sustiva) has enjoyed a favored position among treatment activists, offering both high levels of antiviral activity and a simplified dosing regimen. The company has worked to build a harmonious relationship ...

By Linda Grinberg for Gay Men's Health Crisis
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Efavirenz Pregnancy Warning

The Division of AIDS Services (DAIDS) has issued a pregnancy safety alert to its trial sites regarding efavirenz (also known as DMP 266 and Sustiva) based on information provided by the drug's manufacturer, DuPont Merck. A study conducted by the comp...

By Jill Cadman for Gay Men's Health Crisis