Can I expect any more serious reactions from my new meds?
I have had HIV for approx 15 years and just recently began treatment, my CD4 was still 650 and my VL 300, however I want to try for a baby with my HIV neg husband and so began treatment.
On day 9 of Atripla I experienced a severe rash, 24 hours later it was so bad that the doctors switched me immediately to Truvada, atazanavir and ritonavir. Im starting to heal from the rash but am worried about a delayed reaction to the new drugs. (I felt fine on Atripla for the first week…)
Am I likely to have an allergic reaction from these new drugs if I had one to the other type
Does this mean that I will be drug resistant to all of the other NNRTs since they switched efavirenz out? And does this mean that my medication options have been limited?
Hi. I was diagnosed in April 2016 with a VL of 6,300 and CD4 of 490.
I went on Atripla in early May 2016, when my VL was 23,000. My genotypic resistance test came back with low – to – intermediate resistance to NRTIs. My doctor shifted me to dolutegravir + darunavir + ritonavir starting end May 2016.
She said this is now the recommendation for NRTI-resistant patients in the UK. Is this correct? What is the likely efficacy of the dual therapy regimen I am on? How does it compare to Atripla – like triple therapy?
What is the likelihood of having developed NNRTI resistance as well, given that I was on one month of efavirenz – mono therapy ?
Syphilis treatment : penicillin 2.4m one shot
I was tested positive for syphilis test at the end of May (I was negative in February) so I was given a 2.4m penicillin shot. At that time I had some red spots on palms and body, perhaps about 5-10 percent coverage. After the shot, I suffered reactions for about 8 hours.
I was then recovering until 2.5 weeks later, my body started developing drug rash (whole body, about 60 percent, mostly frontal body) and red spots covering my palms (about 20 percent).
I am wondering did my HIV treatment fail or is that something else? I am currently only on Atripla and the rash is very similar to what I had when I first started this medication.
My question are, would the rash resurface after few weeks if the treatment works? Is this normal? Or did my syphilis mutate? Would penicillin affect my immunity and I am going through the Atripla rash phase like I first started ? My skin has been quite dry and it sometimes will get itchy if I don’t stay in air-condiioned rooms.
I am now given doxycycline for 2 weeks and this is now the second day.
I really appreciate cause it is bothering me very much. Thank you for your help.
What pills can halp pain with Eflaten?
I’ve been diagnosed with HIV five days ago. I’m on Tribuss I’ve been taking it in the morning but it makes me sleepy and dizzy, I want to know if it would be okay to switch to taking it at night? Or will it make me resistant?
My clinic keeps giving me pills with different names like Atroiza, Tribuss, Odimune. Is this ok?
I’ve been trying to understand on average, the daily rate of decrease in viral load following initial treatment.
I’m guessing that this changes over time and varies from case to case according to the chosen treatment, CD4 count and viral load level and possibly other factors.
However, supposing that the viral load is around 100,000, the CD4 count is around 400 and the treatment used is Atripla, could anyone please let me know the expected % decrease of viral load level per day at least within the 1st month of treatment?
Thank you for the help.
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Is the rash on my body caused by my HIV medication – I am taking Atripla?
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I’m having problems with diarrhoea, and feeling bloated.
Is this a side effect from my HIV drugs?
I am worried that this will stop my medication from working.
Hi, Tribuss is a generic version ( a copy) of a pill called Atripla. It contains exactly the same ingredients and works in the same way. It only has a different name because it is made by a different company. …
I’ve been HIV positive for five years and last time i went to check my CD4 count it was 389. I was told to start ARVs. Is the treatment going to work for me and what type of ARVs am I going to get?
I’m pregnant and my clinic changed me from Tribuss to Atroiza, will my baby be ok?
I’ve just switched to taking my meds at night before i go to bed. I am on Atripla – is this ok?
Can i take anti-depressants with my HIV meds? I am on Atripla and the anti-depressant is called fluoxetine.
I have been diagnosed HIV positive since January 2013 and soon after, from March 2013 until today I was put on medication (Atripla) as part of a newly diagnosed cohort. My infection was estimated to have taken place in summer 2012.
CD4 count was 380 when I started the medication and rose gradually to current number 753 whilst having undetectable viral load.
Recently I was told by my doctor that I might have fatty liver as part of routine blood tests and this was confirmed by ultrasound examination as well as with cholesterol above 6. How serious is this and what should expect next? I have sourced information on internet indicating that fatty liver can give rise to cirrosis and this is what I m very worried about. Can I live with this condition and manage it with diet or should I do anything else?
Doctor mentioned statins but the question I got is if I need to switch to other medication. Besides Atripla was never an easy drug for me as I started initially with development rash in the first month, which was resoled then, but other daily debilitating symptoms such as daily diarrhoea bouts and/or gas and red eyes at work continue until today.
I hear that other people live normal lives once stable on medication but obviously gas and very loose stools do not contribute to my normal life. In addition I have to deal with fatty live which scares me a lot now.
I am in South Africa on treatment and when i give birth i want to breastfeed my baby. Is this safe?
My clinic just changed me from Tribuss to Atroiza. What is the problem? Will i get side effects?
Is it ok to take my diabetes and HIV meds together? I’m on Atripla and Januvia.