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Has Anyone Heard About This Yet?

Has Anyone Heard About This Yet?

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 said:

@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

posted 9 months ago

Triumeq

Triumeq

I don't have a question. I wanted to say. This one best treatments I have tried. No side effects. 😁 thank you.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Well I knew what was causing it so I didn't stress. And if got too bad there was alternative treatment to help.

posted over 4 years ago

Tivicay

Tivicay

Who take tivicay and how was it?

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member....above

posted about 4 years ago

Anyone Else Having Hip Problems With ART?

Anyone Else Having Hip Problems With ART?

I’ve noticed my hips have been giving me fits, it’s so bad it wakes me from sleep in serious pain. I am getting lots of rest and not wearing myself out yet it continues to get worse. Have never had these problems until I started ART and was just wondering if im the only one experiencing this. Thanks

A myHIVteam Member said:

Update: Third times a charm, Juluca is hopefully my last ART and as far as they go I’m loving it!

posted almost 3 years ago

Coordinating Long Term Survivors:

Coordinating Long Term Survivors:

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 said:

I am having a hard time defining what long term survivor guilt is. What does this mean? March 2021 will be 36 years for myself. Living in Hawaii, the gay community here is small and I only had a… read more

posted 10 months ago

Has Anybody Experienced Having Weak Or Really Bad Teeth Problems?

Has Anybody Experienced Having Weak Or Really Bad Teeth Problems?

I brush my teeth at least 3X a day. 2 years ago I started taking Intelence. I've noticed that my teeth have gotten considerably weak and some teeth have cracked or partially broken. I fear I will have to start wearing dentures. I am convinced that it's the medication. I am taking Intelence and Epzicon now and have been having a problem with weak and sensitive teeth. 3 have broken and 2 other have chipped. I don't know what to do...I don't have regular medical insurance. I've got… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

There are offices that do take Medicaid & Medicare. I'm on that insurance and get regular checkups for my teeth. I had to research and look a for along time.

posted about 2 years ago

How Do You Feel About This?

How Do You Feel About This?

So, i was reading this article (which now i cant find to attach) and i found this information to be interesting and not fully accurate. Also, i do not like the wording “THE FINAL STAGE”. This is very scary word play and very offsetting. What are your thoughts?

AIDS is the final stage

Controlling HIV with medications is crucial to both maintaining quality of life and helping prevent progression of the disease. Stage 3 HIV, also known as AIDS, develops when HIV has significantly weakened the… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I am glad that many on this site have never gotten to that point where we are told we have AIDS. I think a lot more people now days get tested early enough that they get HIV and never get to a AIDS… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Adherence

Adherence

Taking meds daily at the right time can keep up undetectable. For some people, after awhile that/those pill/pills can get frustrating. Have you or had you, ever decided to stop taking your meds? If you stopped, are you still off them? If you stopped and restarted, what made you restart? Have you ever thought about it but never did it?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I did for 9 months or so 3 years ago, my CD4 increased immediately after I started again, I've still never been anything but type 1!

posted 10 months ago

Eating Food And Taking Medication.

Eating Food And Taking Medication.

Ok so this could be a continuum of the last question I posted about sun exposure. But I will just make a different post. Since this is on my mind now (because I JUST DID IT), I had another question about how to take your medication
A lot of the HIV pills you must take with food. What if you are in a position to where you can't eat but must take your pill? Do you take your pill without eating? Do you find a quick bite to eat somewhere or somehow
I had an early supper and ate heavy. Now that it… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I take it regardless if I have food with me or not but I try and make sure I do eat something within an hour of taking my med. Only 1 of the 4 meds I take for HIV suggests taking it with food. I have… read more

posted 10 months ago

Does Anyone Have Food Issues That Cause Them To Take The Pill At Weird Times?

Does Anyone Have Food Issues That Cause Them To Take The Pill At Weird Times?

I have food issues and my medicine requires me to eat before taking the pill. I usually eat once a day then take my pill.

But since i eat at varied times, I take the pill after eating rather than at the same time every day.

Does anyone else have that issue or am i just weird?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Compliance (taking it EVERY day) and adherence (taking at the same time each day) are very important to avoid building a resistance to your meds. Today there are MANY available treatments for HIV. I… read more

posted over 3 years ago