Dovato was first approved by the FDA in April 2019 as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2018 due to the TDF component in Atripla. So switched to Biktarvy even though it still had TAF which which also could contribute to osteoporosis but at a 90% reduction compared to TDF. Dovato a two-drug combination that replaces the typical three-drug cocktail doesn't have anything resembling TDF or TAF according to my HIV specialist, who… read more
I got neuropathy symptoms in my hands and feet on biktarvy. Also felt like it somehow affected me mentally. Crazy dreams, moodswings etc. My doctor put me on Dovato as 'it's less drugs and should be easier on the body'. It's worked out great so far. I will probably change to a every 2 month injection in the summer though as they plan to roll it out in my country. Not because i have any issues with dovato but I'm not open about my diagnosis so i feel it's worth trying it out. Will be more comfortable on travels etc..The injection is also a 2-drug regiment so it really seems that less drugs is the way forward. In my mind it's certainly plausible to think it will be a good thing, especially for our long term health.
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