Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 10, 2016, 08:14:41 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 704741
  • Total Topics: 56108
  • Online Today: 271
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 2
Guests: 79
Total: 81


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
Living With HIV / Re: INFLUENZA
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 07:58:40 AM »

Thank you.
I was impressed that you understand so many European languages.
That covers most of the West Germanic languages
I went on Genvoya from Stribild, so they're essentially the same so there weren't any side effects.  When I started Stribild there was a bit of nausea and gas for about a week or so, but that was it.
Since you're switching from Atripla, there's a two-drug difference (some would say only one) so it may not be as bad for you.  I've heard good things from people who've gone to Genvoya from Atripla, so I think you'll be fine.
Living With HIV / Re: INFLUENZA
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 07:56:00 AM »

Thank you very much.
Now it is spring in your country?
Living With HIV / Re: INFLUENZA
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 07:54:13 AM »

Thank you very much.
Hope things are well with you.
Living With HIV / Re: INFLUENZA
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 07:52:00 AM »

The medicine prescribed yesterday made me feel even worse and it was a nightmare last night.
I hope l can get recovered in a short time.
Thank you.
Living With HIV / Re: INFLUENZA
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 07:47:26 AM »

Thank you very much.
I am still feeling sick and weak.   I hope l will feel better tomorrow.
Please take care.
Someone I Care About Has HIV / Re: Hi
« Last post by CaveyUK on Today at 07:32:42 AM »
There are many folks living with HIV who are in strong relationships with people who do not have the virus, so as long as you can get over the trust issue then there is no reason you cannot maintain the relationship just the same as if the virus wasn't there.

Once undetectable through adherence to the (very good, these days) meds, then your partner will be able to live a long, healthy life and do all the things he would have done anyway.

Wishing you all the best
Personally, I do think it's important to try and stick to the same time when you first start HIV meds (ie. when not UD) as it helps build the routine and prevents putting too much leeway which results in forgetting.

Once UD, there is more flexibility - as Harley said - these drugs have a decent half-life. But by that time, it will be built into your routine to take each day, whereas it isn't so much in the beginning.
Hi , thank you for the fast response.
Ive start my treatment with 550 CD4 , and 11,000 VL.
after 25 days : 900 CD4 and only 75 VL .
2 months later  i visited other lab with different apparatus of PCR testing and my
CD4 were again 900 but my VL was 485 . is it normal the Viral load to increase in the first several months or due to the different kind of pcr testing ?
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Started Edurant+Kivexa
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 06:36:52 AM »

Welcome to the forum, glad to hear you are on treatment.
Hope to hear that you have fantastic results in the future.

There are a good few examples of rilpivirine being combined abacavir + lamivudine. I added at the end of my post a recent example 2016 where they compaired to Edurant - Kivexa vs Eviplera.

Anyhow best of luck and looking forward to hearing more from you.



Aimed to describe the characteristics, indications and outcomes of those switching to RPV (rilpivirine) with Kivexa (KIV-RPV) compared to Eviplera.

Conclusions: switching to KIV-RPV (rilpivirine+ Kivexa) was as effective as EVP (Eviplera) at maintaining virological suppression with no key difference observed
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10

Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.