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?
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.
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...
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
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
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
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
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