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Biktarvy Missed Doses

Biktarvy Missed Doses

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 said:

Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch… read more

posted 6 months ago

Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?

Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?

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 said:

I take mine at bed time

posted 8 days ago

Missed Dose

Missed Dose

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 said:

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.

posted 10 months ago

Disclosure

Disclosure

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 said:

Im happily married and my husband is hiv + so i don't tell anyone but him hes my one n only but if you're dating someone or just sleeping with them disclose your status or you could do some serious… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Coping With Depression/anxiety During This Pandemic While Having HIV:

Coping With Depression/anxiety During This Pandemic While Having HIV:

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 said:

@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

posted over 1 year ago

Does Having A CD 4 Count Over 1000 Mean Our Immune System Is Strong Enough To Fight The Coronavirus If Infected?

Does Having A CD 4 Count Over 1000 Mean Our Immune System Is Strong Enough To Fight The Coronavirus If Infected?

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 said:

@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

posted over 1 year ago

Kaletra,lamivudine,retonovir Plus Septrin

Kaletra,lamivudine,retonovir Plus Septrin

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 said:

Thanks [[user:Mark:580952696b4dcc5a[[phone:85000460]]
18:]] pills and you survived then i will survive too
We are really missing on information here..Got to do lots of research..Doctors dont tell… read more

edited, originally posted about 3 years ago

If We Isolate Or Remove Gp120 Is It Possible We Can Be Cured

If We Isolate Or Remove Gp120 Is It Possible We Can Be Cured

HIV is a retrovirus, one of a unique family of viruses that consist of genetic material in the form of RNA (instead of DNA) surrounded by a lipoprotein envelope. HIV cannot replicate on its own and instead relies on the mechanisms of the host cell to produce new viral particles. HIV infects helper T cells by means of a protein embedded in its envelope called gp120. The gp120 protein binds to a molecule called CD4 on the surface of the helper T cell, an event that initiates a complex set of… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I participated actually a few years back and donated my plasma with many others. This did fail beyond just working as a blocker but will not cure. It was trails for women that were pregnant to see… read more

posted almost 3 years ago