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Author Topic: Atripla, Complera & Stribild  (Read 1861 times)

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Offline Grasshopper

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Atripla, Complera & Stribild
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:03:34 AM »
If someone needs a break (personal or medical reason) for lets say about a month. Depending on the combo, one can stop "cold Turkey"  or need to wean certain meds first due to the asymmetrical halflife breakdown of the meds. This offcourse under medical supervision !

But what's the deal with these new all in one combo's like Atripla, Complera and Stribild ? As I understand it, the Emtracitabine component has a long halflife and prone to genetic resistance.
Can one stop in one go, or do one need to take the separate components for an extended period...few days?

Also can that person resume the regimen after the "break" ? Being healthy with cd4 counts above 900 and an undetect VL ?

I was unable to find the answers, perhaps someone here knows ?
« Last Edit: September 23, 2013, 09:05:57 AM by Grasshopper »

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Atripla, Complera & Stribild
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 09:29:31 AM »
I was able to take a break from Atripla twice and come back to it with no problems .

I did this under the supervision of a doctor in one instance and the other was due to a drug addiction problem I was dealing with . In both instances I quit cold and that was in my favor . Stopping abruptly greatly reduces the risk of resistance but I am not for certain that pertains to ALL ARV's .   
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