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Is Anyone On Kaletra? I Am & I’d Like Your Story On It Plz Thnx- +O+
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Does Having A CD 4 Count Over 1000 Mean Our Immune System Is Strong Enough To Fight The Coronavirus If Infected?
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Wondering if we fall into the immune compromised category as described by the CDC if our CD 4 count is in the range of normal. It probably doesn't matter for me since I'm in my 60's and have kidney disease which both put me in the high risk category for the Coronavirus. Also I have heard through the HIV grapevine that being on AIDS meds might offer some protection.

I live in Seattle, the epicenter of the virus for the US so looking for as much information to, I guess, convince myself I'll be… read more

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@A myHIVteam Member There is just one HIV medication that they are looking into but they can not say if it will work or not until they take it through a trial which could take a year or so. In the… read more

Was You Given Isoniazid As Your First Line Of Treatment?
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When you first got diagnosed with HIV, was you given Isoniazid? Did you have side effects to it?

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No argument from me @A myHIVteam Member. ❤️

Are There Any Positive People Who Are Glad They Are On The A.R.T.s So They Don't Have To Worry About The Corona Virus?
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I'm heading to Asia for a month and have to fly with Air China. They said on the news that they are treating it with ARTs.
I thought wow Thank God I'm already taking one. Kills to birds with one stone. I guess there are benefits to being positive undetectable after all.
Does anyone feel the same way?

A myHIVteam Member

I read that they (can't remember which country it was, China?) were going to use Kaletra to combat it. So it's just that drug and not all ARTs I believe. I was on Kaletra for ten years. Horrible drug… read more

Adherence
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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

I think about stopping my meds all the time. I feel like I'm ready to be done but than I remember how horrible I felt before I went on meds. I was so sick. I don't want to feel that way again. I'm… read more

Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?
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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 understand that meds have that time folded up paper glued to the bottle with stuff written on it. I just don't have a microscope to read any of it.

Kaletra,lamivudine,retonovir Plus Septrin
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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.

Do You Think That More Than 1 To 2 % Of People Have Side Effects From HIV Mediction.
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A myHIVteam Member

Truvada like any other hiv/aids meds has it's own palethra of side effects and thus far it's the only one I take that has bone density listed within it's leaflets of possible side effects hence my… read more

Is There Discrimination In The HIV Community Depending Upon What Level Of The Disease You Are At?
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Used to be in the old days back in the 80's and 90's HIV was one community fighting on the front lines. Watching our friends dying, fighting with the government for the President to just say the word HIV and fund monies for HIV support, and encourage Pharmaceutical companies to begin clinical trials with new meds other than AZT and DDI which was all that was available. In 1996 clinical trials for protease inhibitors began lives being saved that would have died, me included,, which started the… read more

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Hello LuisMSantiagoVega hope everything is going well with you have a happy Thursday

Prescriptions
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HIV therapies are a must to keep the virus in check. Keeping the time you take your pill(s) at the same time everyday will help keep you at an undetectable level. Besides taking your HIV regimen​ religiously every day, do you tend to lag behind on any other medications you take? I take my HIV pill at 8pm every night. But my neurapathy pill, inflammatory pills, lung medication I tend to lack on sometimes. I have alarms set to take my meds, but sometimes I just don't take them. BESIDES your HIV… read more

A myHIVteam Member

I make it my ritual to take my meds , they are right there with water at the foot of my bed on my desk ready and waiting for each day. I do have issues with the timing of hiv med, but mostly it is at… read more