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Kaletra,lamivudine,retonovir Plus Septrin
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

Am new here..I take it 3tablets morning 3evening..its kind of too much.I hate it. Every time I visit the clinic I hope they combined it to one tablet..its not easy to move around with it when out of home or while visiting.. Its been 9 years with undetectable viral load of over 6years,its my second line
What's your experience and do you take this much
I experience migraines not everyday but in a month continuously like for a week I think its the side effects. If I miss my meds for a day ,I get… read more

A myHIVteam Member

Ask them about Genvoa, it's one pill once a day.

Who's On Genvoya & Is It Making You Gain Weight?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I've been on Genvoya a little over a year, and it seems that I've gained weight. I've tried to diet, workout change eating habits. But I'm wondering is it the Genvoya. Is anyone else experiencing this?

A myHIVteam Member

I am using Genvoya since 2 years and I put on weight. I run 20km per week, go swiming 2x per week and I bike. I am taking care of what I am eating...I will contact my Dr next week to change treatment.

DId You Live In A Different Country, State, Or County From Where You Live Now?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

If so, how is HIV care differently where you are now, compared to where you were? This can be anything from medical care to housing, food or transportation.

A myHIVteam Member

I grew up in Toledo, OH up until almost 5 years ago, I haven't been a big difference between care in Chicago, except for the number of resources in the big city!

Coordinating Long Term Survivors:
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I was diagnosed in 1987 living half my life with HIV. I am interested in connecting with people who are also Long Term Survivors. I have searched the site and have found quite a few. We are so few and far between it has been hard to find others who have been through the journey we have experienced. Having lost so many friends in the 80 's and 90's plus being diagnosed myself has made me feel survivors guilt and PTSD. Looking for others who have experienced some of the same and like to set… read more

A myHIVteam Member

1985 & diagnosed "full blown" 1990 although they don't use that term anymore! Thank goodness! I read earlier on this site a comment about "long term" & the difficulties we face. We do have different… read more

Has Anyone Heard About This Yet?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

The Wall Street Journal: Gilead and Merck Join Forces to Develop Long-Acting HIV Treatment.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gilead-and-merck-j...(Phone number can only be seen by myHIVteam users)?mod=flipboard

A myHIVteam Member

@A myHIVteam Member and Pastor @A myHIVteam Member
I am forever grateful to both of you and the sacrifices you both made with the trials and just putting yourselves out there as guinea pigs just to… read more

When You Were First Diagnosed How Long Did You Give Yourself To Live Or Did You Plan To Go Long?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I'm wondering about the difference in how newly diagnosed people compare to long timers when we first find out.

A myHIVteam Member

I found out September 8th 2004 that I had full blown AIDS. I decided in my life was over, and I took a bottle of pain pills and washed it down with the bottle of vodka. Ended up in the hospital in a… read more

What Does Your Blood Work Mean To You?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

With our Health experiencing various things throughout the year, our blood work mirrors that at times. What do your fluctuating numbers in your blood test mean to you?

A myHIVteam Member

It's important to me

Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

Have you ever read the pamphlet on your medications?
Some medications you can just take them without food.
Other medications you have to take them with food.
for the medications that you have to take with food do you know what kind of food you have to eat to make that drug work at its maximum?
Did you know that some HIV medications work better when you eat fatty foods?
It's important to read those pamphlets that come with the medications then you know how to actually take your medications.

A myHIVteam Member

I take biktarvy at midnight every night with food. I’m a night owl so I’m always up at that time.i like taking it at night so if I have side effects I’m sleeping lol.

Does Anyone Have A Picture And/or List Of A HIV "Cocktail" From The 90's?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I am trying to wrap my head around what a real cocktail was in the past. When I received my HIV diagnoses in 2012 doctors put me on Atripla, a 3-in-1 pill, that very same day. I have not seen any TV show or movie explain what past cocktails where. In the movie Rent, they say "AZT TIME" but never really explain if that is a three times a day thing or 15 times a day thing. Even in the movie Dallas Buyers Club, they go through a list of the medicine but not dosages or dosing schedule. I believe… read more

A myHIVteam Member

@A myHIVteam Member is correct there were no cocktails just AZT of which I never partook of thankfully because of my long denial after diagnosis. By the time I started getting sick, there were other… read more

If You're Single, How Has Dating Been Since You Know Your Status??
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

If You're Single, How Has Dating Been Since You Know Your Status?? if you are dating, do you specifically look for poz people, or doesn't it matter?

A myHIVteam Member

Not been lucky with poz guys. For now I put it in hold coz am tired if hiding medication. Not easy