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Author Topic: Any evidence Sustiva/Truvada more effective than single pill Atripla?  (Read 2162 times)

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Offline InDC

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Hi All,

I have read the forums here for some time but this is my first post.

After being poz for almost 3 years, I started meds in Aug 2006.  My resistance testing had shown that my virus was susceptible to everything.  I started on Sustiva/Truvada with an initial VL of >750,000 (Tcells were 270).  In one month I experienced a huge drop in my VL down to 450.  In Nov '06 my VL was down to 97 and then in Jan '07 was down to 69 (Tcells were 540).  I was looking good to being undetectable by 6 months and for convenience my doctor switched me to Atripla in Jan.  I was just tested again several days ago and my VL is now up to 250 (I forgot to ask what the Tcells were).  My doctor is worried about "latent resistance" and has recommended that I switch to a PI based regimen (Kaletra/Truvada).  I have been 100% compliant with my meds.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?  I know that Atripla is the same as Sustiva/Truvada but is there any evidence that the combination is less effective?  It makes me wonder since my VL was approaching undetectable before I switched to Atripla.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Re: Any evidence Sustiva/Truvada more effective than single pill Atripla?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 04:34:34 PM »
As a first step your doc should retest your viral load. Blips are common.

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