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Offline kobra83

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Question for Ann
« on: August 03, 2012, 06:48:04 AM »
Hi Ann.My bf must start the meds.Initialy we were thinking to go for generic atripla.The doctor in the hospital today told us that if we go with them is gonna put him on truvada.My question is what sid effects has,if any and wich one do you think is best.If somebody here can share with me their experience with this drug i would realy apreciate :-)
Thank you

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 11:04:14 AM »
Hi kobra;  As some one new here too it took me a bit to figure out how to use some features of the forum.  I recommend using the "search" function on the meds you want to know more about and you will find a long list of past posts on each med.

Your bf is fortunate to have someone who cares, and I wish him well.

JM
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37%  VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39%   VL UD
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Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 11:10:53 AM »
Kobra;  one other thing...there is quite a bit of info (including side effects, storage, dietary requirements, dosage, etc) on the package insert of any medication - google  "package insert" and the name of the med. 
   
     Leatherman gave me that tip.

Again, best,
JM


03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37%  VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39%   VL UD
11/03/14 CD4   711/34%   VL UD

Offline buginme2

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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 11:13:33 AM »
Hi Ann.My bf must start the meds.Initialy we were thinking to go for generic atripla.The doctor in the hospital today told us that if we go with them is gonna put him on truvada.My question is what sid effects has,if any and wich one do you think is best.If somebody here can share with me their experience with this drug i would realy apreciate :-)
Thank you

Why do you keep posting the same question in different forums?  This is the same question you posted in the I just tested poz section.

Generic Atripla should be equivalent to the brand name Atripla.  Don't worry needlessly about side effects. 
Don't be fancy, just get dancey

Offline kobra83

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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 05:04:20 PM »
Hello Jmarksto
Thank you very much for your tips :-).
I realy apreciate your help  :).
I wish you well to and as for the other reply (buginme2) i ask because i need to know.if i don t ask how i will know ?is it so wrong?but don t worry i am not gonna ask again.

Offline Ann

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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 06:19:44 AM »

The doctor in the hospital today told us that if we go with them is gonna put him on truvada.


The hospital should not be putting him on Truvada alone.

Hiv treatment must include at least three different drugs from at least two different classes of drugs.

Atripla has three drugs - efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine.

Efavirenz is also known as Sustiva or Stocrin and it is from the Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) class of drugs.

Tenofovir is also known as Viread. Emtricitabine is also known as Emtriva. They are both from the Nucleoside/Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) class of drugs.

Truvada only has tenofovir + emtricitabine. You must add one more drug from another class in order for this to be effective.

I would imagine the hospital also stocks Sustiva (efavirenz) as it is available nearly everywhere. Taking Truvada and Sustiva is the same as taking Atripla and would only mean that he will be taking two pills instead of one and that should not be a problem.

I suggest that you learn more about the drugs. You should look at the Drugs pages and you should also read the Treatments Questions Lesson.

I've found two websites that you may find helpful:

HIV/AIDS in Cyprus

K.Y.F.A (Kentron Ypostirixis Foreon Aids) the Support Center For the Aids Bearers

Ann
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 06:24:13 AM by Ann »
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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 06:24:58 AM »

Why do you keep posting the same question in different forums?  This is the same question you posted in the I just tested poz section.


Bug, who died and left you moderator? If you have a problem with someone's post, you need to hit the report to moderator button rather than addressing the perceived problem yourself.

Kobra was asking a similar question with additional information. I have no problem with him posting it in the Questions About Treatment forum as that is actually the more appropriate place for him to post about - wait for it - treatment questions.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline wolfter

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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2012, 07:49:28 AM »
Bug, who died and left you moderator?
Ann

Uh Oh, someone caused Ann's claws to come out :o  I cower in fear when that happens.

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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 07:52:38 AM »
Uh Oh, someone caused Ann's claws to come out :o  I cower in fear when that happens.

Wolfie

Ha! My claws weren't out at all - that was just a gentle swipe with claws retracted. Trust.
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline kobra83

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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 12:53:43 PM »
 Hi Ann
Thank you very much for your informations and for your search. I will call the doctor and ask about the other name of the medicine. I asked already if they made him the test for drug resistance and he said yes.So i supose it is ok.
Regardind the fact that i posted also in the other thread is because i am new here and i don t know very well how and where  :-\ .So i apologise if i caused problems.

Offline joemutt

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Re: Question for Ann
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 01:24:58 AM »
I just want to welcome you here Kobra. It is confusing in the beginning. Be well  :)

 


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