My 4-year Journey with Atripla/Mi camino con el medicamento Atripla

I want to start this blog by saying this: if you are taking Atripla, remember that everyone's body is different...I am talking about my own experience and this is not meant to scare anyone, but to make them more aware of a medication that is in Atripla called "Efivarenz".

I was very happy to get on Atripla. I was just coming off a 10-year regimen with Trizivir that I decided to change because it was enlarging my red blood cells and I loved that Atripla was a once a day pill! I was so excited, although I had been warned about the possible side effects like: vivid dreams, anxiety, depression and in some people, suicidal thoughts. I decided to get on it anyway against my ex-specialist's warning that he didn't think it was a good medicine for me. :( I wish I would have listened to him!

To read this blog in its entirety, click here.

like0

Do you get our newsletter?

admin's picture

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and get the latest info in you in box.

seventh name
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:52pm

JULIA SANCHEZ's picture

BrooklynLatina923 liked the aglm_blog My HIV Life Today

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:40pm

Learn about reasonable accommodation in the workplace, your rights by law as a person living with HIV, and how to take care of yourself at work.

Learn about common signs and causes of stress, how stress affects HIV+ women, and how to both reduce and cope with the stress in your life.

Learn about repairing the damage to the immune system caused by HIV, as well as about Immune Reconstitution Inflammation Syndrome (IRIS).

admin's picture

Join our community

Connect to our support community and share experiences with other women living with HIV.

Join now >

admin's picture

You Can Help!

Together, we can change the course of the HIV epidemic…one woman at a time!

Please donate now!>