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Offline egello

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treatment naive aids case
« on: January 16, 2007, 02:38:08 PM »
hi everyone, newbie here...

i was diagonosed with aids :-\ about 3 months ago when i went to the doctor to check out my thrush. My cd4 count was 11 and viral load at 250k. i had pcp since then, and after a few weeks of getting treated, my doc wants to put me on med now. He gave me a two choice. (Reyataz, Norvir, and Truvada) or Atripla.

I heard bad things about using Norvir and also heard bad thigns about Atripla in terms of lipostrophy.

What are your opinions on these meds for someone in my condition.

1/29/07 14 T, 300 k V, 1.8 %
2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
7/28/07 214 T, <50 V, 9.6 %
10/3/07 380 T, <50 V, 10 %

Offline newt

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Re: treatment naive aids case
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 05:21:31 PM »
Hey hello, welcome if under less than ideal circumstances

No-one knows which drugs exactly cause fat gain. Different people react differently to different drugs.

The drugs in these two combos are not associated with fat loss.

 In terms of Atripla, the thing to watch here for most people is a rise in triglycerides, a kind of blood fat, which increases your risk of heart disease. It's by no means certain this will happen, but is reasonably common.  Reyataz, for most people it has no effect on blood fats, or a very minor one that's unimportant. The reaction to Norvir can be quite  variable, Reyataz is a PI that uses the lowest does though, and reports from studies with this boosted PI are good. In truth, the 100mg used to boost Reyataz is generally okay and easy.

Both are effective combos.  It's really up to you.  The downside of Atripla (dreams, sleep disturbance etc) are well-known, but tend to pass in time.

Good luck

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Offline marc11864

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Re: treatment naive aids case
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 02:52:09 PM »
I've actually heard nothing at all regarding Atripla and either lipoatrophy or lipodystrophy. In just about all cases regarding these two issues, they were seen primarily in the older classes of drugs like Crixivan, AZT, et al.
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