FDA approves once-a-day pill for HIV

FDA approves once-a-day pill for HIV

There are 10 comments on the San Jose Mercury News story from Jul 12, 2006, titled FDA approves once-a-day pill for HIV. In it, San Jose Mercury News reports that:

The drug, dubbed Altripla, will be available in the United States within seven business days, the companies said.

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Bubba

New York, NY

#1 Jul 12, 2006
Is this why the Fed wants mandatory HIV testing for every adult?? Boy, the drug companies really do own these stupid politicians....
Inside Scoop

Perrysburg, OH

#4 Jul 26, 2006
Elitist, you are very ignorant about this disease. Why not use the bullet yourself because you are only prolonging your miserable existance.
MONTANA

Charleston, SC

#5 Sep 27, 2006
DEAR ELITIST,
YOU ARE A COMPLETE FREAKIN MORON!!! YES..PLEASE USE THAT BULLET ON YOURSELF...RIGHT NOW!
BE CAREFUL, ONE DAY YOU MAY END UP WITH IT AND WHEN IT HAPPENS, YOU'LL BE SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE.
NEVER SAY NEVER...STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED!!

LIVING WITH AIDS AND STARTING ATRIPLA...VERY THANK-FUL FOR ONE PILL COCKTAIL :)
Deft

AOL

#6 Sep 28, 2006
MONTANA wrote:
DEAR ELITIST,
YOU ARE A COMPLETE FREAKIN MORON!!! YES..PLEASE USE THAT BULLET ON YOURSELF...RIGHT NOW!
BE CAREFUL, ONE DAY YOU MAY END UP WITH IT AND WHEN IT HAPPENS, YOU'LL BE SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE.
NEVER SAY NEVER...STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED!!
LIVING WITH AIDS AND STARTING ATRIPLA...VERY THANK-FUL FOR ONE PILL COCKTAIL :)
Elitist no doubt already has or suspects he has it. Otherwise he wouldn't be lurking around HIV/AIDS forums. He forgets, conveniently, that everyone dies sometime. So, why don't we all consider eating a bullet to get it over with? Because only an elitist would be so unconcerned about life and living, especially the life of others. Karma stalks Elitist and karma always gets it's due.
Besides, most HIVers live nearly as long as everyone else these days. Therefore, he does not have a point. Only an axe in need of grinding.
Shawneboi

New York, NY

#7 Oct 4, 2006
Has anyone experienced a 'moving' rash after about 10 days of taking Altripla? The itching is driving me crazy!
Deft

AOL

#8 Oct 5, 2006
Shawneboi wrote:
Has anyone experienced a 'moving' rash after about 10 days of taking Altripla? The itching is driving me crazy!
Shawneboi, go to and read http://www.atripla.com/ . It is possible you could be experiencing a reaction due to medication contraindication.
Itching is not specifically mentioned but it's apparent you may be seeing some sort of allergic reaction to something.
Consult your physician immediately. In some meds, particularly abacavir, rash and itching is an allergic sign that could be life threatening.
Check to see if you are also taking abacavir. One of your other meds could be boosting the effect of abacavir.
If you are taking abacavir, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE RIGHT NOW!! Only a small percentage of patients react adversely to abacavir but it seriously jeopardizes the health of those who do.
Allergic reactions to abacavir, and other meds, can arise suddenly even if you been taking the med for some time.
SEEK A PHYISICIAN'S ADVICE NOW!
atl_fun

Powder Springs, GA

#10 Nov 12, 2006
I was going to start atripla, but was told by my phamacy CVS that my health insurance won't cover this pill, and I have top of the line insurance, is it CVS?
Kathy

North Dighton, MA

#11 Dec 17, 2008
Just wish you never get it, Thats a nice thing to say to people.... Whoq knows was whats coming your way........;*)!
elitist wrote:
I say why 1 pill every day when 1 bullet would be cheaper and be more effective against spreading this disease after all it's only prolonging what's coming to the carrier
Kathy

North Dighton, MA

#12 Dec 17, 2008
Don't say that, thats not a nice thing to say, any way who knows what GOD has in stoRE FOR you...
Phlrodman

Sewell, NJ

#13 Dec 17, 2008
I itch like crazy but it started before I started talking the drug

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