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Posts Tagged ‘Atripla’

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November 2nd, 2012

Antiretroviral Rounds: Resistance on Two Fronts

Got this challenging curbside consult from a colleague, and it has a interesting wrinkle: I have a longstanding patient with HIV who had many failed regimens in the 1990′s with resultant following mutations on a genotype done in 2003: NRTI (M184V, Q151M mutations);  PI (A71, I54V, K20M, L10I, L90M, V82A mutations); no NNRTI resistance. She has been undetectable since […]


August 11th, 2011

Next Single-Pill HIV Treatment Approved, and It’s Not Called “B-Tripla”

One famous HIV clinician/clinical researcher likens co-formulated TDF/FTC/EFV (Atripla) to a “Godzilla,”  so dominant has the treatment become as initial therapy for HIV. He bases his comments on this study done at his institution, showing that in 2007, fully 85% of patients starting treatment in their clinic began TDF/FTC/EFV. Does this big lizard of a […]


April 20th, 2009

Another HIV Pharmaceutical Partnership

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer have created an alliance for HIV drug development. Since there is only one collaborative effort in the HIV treatment area — the colossally-successful “Atripla” between Gilead and BMS — I had thought this kind of arrangement was fairly rare in the drug biz, but according to this interesting take, apparently not. Perhaps […]


July 11th, 2008

M184V: So many options, but does that include TDF/FTC/EFV?

Co-formulated TDF/FTC/EFV (Atripla) is a nifty bit of pharmacologic packaging (ever so much more so since it involves collaboration between two different pharmaceutical companies, ahem) – and our patients have noticed.  All of us who practice HIV medicine have been asked for the “one pill” treatment; often these requests make sense, sometimes they don’t. It’s easy to […]


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