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71
Living With HIV / Re: zachs treatment thread
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 05:44:52 PM »
Need some edumacated help here. Nothing alarming, just curiosity. So my PA and I are pushing for a med change to Stribild soon, and now that I have access to MyChart, I'm looking at my genotype resistance profile. Looks great.

Specifically, can anyone translate the portion I've highlighted in red?


HIV GENOTYPING       see note
--------------TESTS-------------RESULTS--------UNITS--REF. RANGE---
HIV-1 GENOTYPING REPORT
HIV-1 DRUG RESISTANCE MUTATION ANALYSIS

Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
EPIVIR (lamivudine, 3TC) No Evidence of Resistance
EMTRIVA (emtricitabine, FTC) No Evidence of Resistance
RETROVIR (zidovudine, AZT) No Evidence of Resistance
VIDEX (didanosine, ddI) No Evidence of Resistance
ZERIT (stavudine, d4T) No Evidence of Resistance
ZIAGEN (abacavir, ABC) No Evidence of Resistance
VIREAD (tenofovir, TDF) No Evidence of Resistance

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
RESCRIPTOR (delavirdine, DLV) No Evidence of Resistance
SUSTIVA (efavirenz, EFV) No Evidence of Resistance
VIRAMUNE (nevirapine, NVP) No Evidence of Resistance
INTELENCE (etravirine, ETR) No Evidence of Resistance

Protease Inhibitors
AGENERASE
(amprenavir, APV) No Evidence of Resistance
LEXIVA (fosamprenavir, FOS) No Evidence of Resistance
CRIXIVAN (indinavir, IDV) No Evidence of Resistance
FORTOVASE (saquinavir, SQV) No Evidence of Resistance
KALETRA (lopinavir+ritonavir, LPV) No Evidence of Resistance
VIRACEPT (nelfinavir, NFV) No Evidence of Resistance
REYATAZ (atazanavir, ATV) No Evidence of Resistance
APTIVUS (tipranavir, TPV) No Evidence of Resistance
PREZISTA (darunavir, DRV) No Evidence of Resistance

* At least one mutation shown has not been fully validated.
** At least one mutation shown has not been clinically
verified. *** For at least one mutation, both notes above apply.

DRUG RESISTANCE MUTATIONS DETECTED:
Reverse Transcriptase Gene:
Protease Gene: L10I, L10V

NOVEL MUTATIONS DETECTED:
Reverse Transcriptase Gene: V35M, T39A, T39S, E122K, I135T,
I142V, Q207D, R211K, L214F, V245M, D250E, S251Q, P272A,
R277K,
V292I, I329L, Q334E
Protease Gene: V3I, I13V, G16E, S37D, R41K, D60E, L63H, L63K,
L63N, L63P, L63Q, L63T, E65D, I72T, V77I


HIV Subtype: B

These results were obtained from the use of Celera Diagnostics
ViroSeq v2.8 assay. This test has been approved by the FDA for
IVD use.
72
Someone I Care About Has HIV / Re: Someone I care about has HIV
« Last post by Levi123456 on Yesterday at 05:44:13 PM »
As you should know, AIDS is only a set of criteria. CD4 count below 200 and the presence of an OI. What is his CD4 count? What is his viral load? Proceed from there, don't worry about the label, it really won't matter much moving forward.

By every definition, I have AIDS... I choose not to say that anymore. I am HIV+, and I take my meds.

New York has great resources, avail yourselves to them.

90 day refills is pretty good, I only get 30.

His CD4 count is 250. It was at 150 back in February. I can only tell you what he tells me.

I have not personally talked w/ his MD. I would love to see his medical records. Once he changes his insurance, where I can bill him... I can request his records. His MD isn't very helpful to him.

He's also on a few other meds besides the Atripla. He takes Trazodone, Prozac, and a BP medication. I'm going to have the Psych meds changed for him, because they're not working for his depression. I'm going to RX him something more effective for his depression.

He's on the highest dose of Atripla, and very worried when the quantity is low.

73
Having this thing just keeps me thinking the entire day and maybe I do press it too far - resulting in poetic anthropomorphism. No worries, I do not believe in conspiracy theories in that sense that somebody will prevent something; I know there's no treatment that is going to modify something, but I hope there will we one day - even though this  'one day' means decades. Again, I'm sorry.

I will not bore you with such stories again.
74
Off Topic Forum / Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Last post by bocker3 on Yesterday at 05:31:58 PM »
Is it wrong to have prime rib instead of turkey on Thanksgiving?  We have much to be thankful for..take a moment...happy celebration.

We are going to a Churrascaria, for the third year in a row.  Can you say MEAT!!
They will have turkey and all the trimmings by the salad bar, but give me the meat served by the Gauchos!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

M
75
Someone I Care About Has HIV / Re: Someone I care about has HIV
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 05:31:55 PM »
Also unless you are a therapist, its a bit tacky to say you are his therapist. You love him, support him, that's enough to say.  You didn't ask but my take is be careful - whats in it for you?  New relationship and you got to be lover, supporter AND therapist, rolled into one?  hmmm.  Well, I get it but be careful.  Go see a therapist yourself to check up on your relationship.  Getting what you need?  Got to be a 2-way street with lots of good vibrations going both ways and lots of pleasure, surely at the beginning of a relation. Anyhooo, thats my 2 cents.
76
Someone I Care About Has HIV / Re: Someone I care about has HIV
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 05:23:17 PM »
You are going to have to curb your emotional reaction and be scientific about this and use your nursing training.
Also, dial down the drama.
I agree with others, "deadliest strain"  come again?  ::)
He should be undetectable soon. If he is not, ask questions what is going wrong.
Do safe sex to avoid transmission.
This could be condoms. Or condoms and PREP if PREP is available. If you stick together and he is undetectable for awhile, there are more options, less protection.
If you dont want PREP and you do use condoms and he IS NOT undetectable, learn where you can get PEP if here is an accident.  You are a nurse you can figure that out.
77
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by J.R.E. on Yesterday at 05:19:07 PM »
Heavy, Heavy rain, along with some thunder:  :P


http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/southeast_loop.php

Weather for Pinellas... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED AN * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... SUMTER COUNTY IN FLORIDA. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WILDWOOD...BUSHNELL...THE VILLAGES SOUTHEASTERN CITRUS COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

 THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF INVERNESS HERNANDO COUNTY IN FLORIDA. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...BROOKSVILLE...SPRING HILL NORTHWESTERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN FLORIDA. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...LUTZ...TEMPLE TERRACE...TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...TAMPA PASCO COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

 THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...DADE CITY...HUDSON...NEW PORT RICHEY...ZEPHYRHILLS...HOLIDAY PINELLAS COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...TARPON SPRINGS...PALM HARBOR... CLEARWATER...LARGO...PINELLAS PARK...SEMINOLE...DOWNTOWN SAINT PETERSBURG...SAINT PETERSBURG...SAINT PETE BEACH...DUNEDIN * UNTIL 645 PM EST * AT 449 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED RAINFALL RATES OF TWO INCHES PER HOUR ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE ADVISED AREA...LOCALIZED FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING
78
 There are VERY few travel restrictions.  A few muslim countries. There are plenty of countries in Africa you can visit, live in.  You can figure out solutions for access to your national health care.
There is no need for secrecy only for wise discretion. 
79
Estoy infectado? / Re: Por favor ayude me estoy muy angustiado!!
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 05:13:39 PM »
De nada. Adelante con su vida, Angel.
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Sorry you got the HIV.
Listen drop this denial and delusion that you are not infected. Also cut the poetic anthropomorphism of the virus.  You got it, you take the meds when its time, thats the basic fact. You live in Europe, you'll have secure access to the best meds, you'll deal, you won't lose much freedom. 

this:
 Questions popped up in my head: had I been a rational actor? Which constraints would be imposed upon my freedom due to the securitisation of AIDS? Would I from now on encourage the attempts to intervene in the human body (gene therapy), even though such therapies could be fatal if falling prey to those with a lust for power?

There is no gene therapy.  All therapies right now are safe and well tolerated.  I dont begin to understand this reference to "lust for power" but if its about Big Pharma or anything conspiracy-like just drop if for the moment until you feel normal again.  Won't help. 

If thats the case, its fine to be critical about capitalism, profit, pharma, whatever, but brass tacks we got the meds, we take em, we're thankful to be healthy. 
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