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Top 10 Search Results for "Retrovir"

A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

Hi all

Does anyone know if antivirals such as Triumeq have a negitive effect with drug efficiency?

A myHIVteam Member

Yes thats true. Its the.Abacavir component that you can react to
Steve, I presume your Doctor has already checked your suitability to the Abacavir component? Can you also check with your Doctor if… read more

A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I want to know, are people really disclosing each and every time they have sex. I was talking to my ex last week and he gave me the impression at least people in his circle of friend do not disclose their HIV status when having encounters or relationships. The discussion started because I had mentioned that I was interested in sleeping with someone that I have a casual thing with but we haven't had the talk and I was thinking about not pursuing it any further. He seriously made me feel dumb… read more

A myHIVteam Member

I am very upfront about my status so there is no misunderstanding or the ability to claim that they were " mislead "
Well this far my being so frank about my status has been rather well accepted
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Biktarvy Missed Doses
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

Traveling for work and forgot to pack meds. I will miss 4 doses of Biktarvy. My viral load has undetectable for years and I am otherwise pretty healthy. So, how bad is this?

A myHIVteam Member

guys hello can anyone make a clear comment on wheter I should be worried for 6 days missed doses for Biltarvy thank you

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.

Let Us Not Forget HIV/AIDS Affects Every Individual Differently, And Everyone Has Their Own Journey To Share:
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

This site is not set up with threads especially for newly diagnosed, long termers, stigma, med issues, dating when having HIV, and so many other topics. However it is a safe and friendly place for all of us to gather with our all having the same common denominator, HIV/AIDS. As an example, many of our members are newly diagnosed, scared, reaching out for support and guidance. I think we need to look back when we were diagnosed and remember how we felt. Certainly people diagnosed now have a… read more

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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.

How Was Everyones‘s Coming Out Story? Was It Difficult/easy? And How Is It Living With HIV For You Today?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

Please try and be as detailed as possible.

A myHIVteam Member

Sorry for the lost , I too have been on several cocktails hopeful it will be my last but I'm taking biktarvy but I notice I'm gaining weight 46 pounds since 2019 , I'm gonna ask my do tor is… read more

Missed Dose
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I've been taking Biktarvy since August of 2020. I missed one dose within a few weeks of first starting my treatment. Have not missed any other doses since then until a few days ago. I have an alarm set every day and have been taking my meds faithfully. Do I need to worry about this missed dose? I've heard that Biktarvy is a very forgiving drug...

A myHIVteam Member

Biktarvy is the best anti retroviral medication available right now. 1 missed dose won't do any damage. I have missed a few and am still undetectable.

Coping With Depression/anxiety During This Pandemic While Having HIV:
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I feel like I am reliving the beginning of the HIV epidemic back in the 80's. Lots of feelings from back then come to mind again. The lack of both the Reagan and Trump administration to ignore the science and growing numbers of cases and deaths, thus acting much too late. Tremendous fear of the unknown, and the feeling "am I going to get It"? All the loss of lives. And so much more. I feel numb. I think many of the long termers like me can relate especially to this. The good news, I… read more

A myHIVteam Member

@A myHIVteam Member I fully understand your feelings. I, too, have desensitized. The fact that there is no regard for human life on any level. I am doing my best to maintain my peace and I pray that… read more

Does Having A CD 4 Count Over 1000 Mean Our Immune System Is Strong Enough To Fight The Coronavirus If Infected?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

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

A myHIVteam Member

@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