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Poll

Just seeing what the wide range is on HIV meds.

0
12 (18.5%)
1
14 (21.5%)
2-3
17 (26.2%)
4-5
10 (15.4%)
6-7
5 (7.7%)
8-9
2 (3.1%)
10-11
0 (0%)
12+
5 (7.7%)

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Offline dhivpol

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How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« on: September 12, 2009, 01:07:39 AM »
Thanks for everyones input. POZ for a year now and learning as much as I can.   :D
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Offline confidentIwillbeOK

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 01:12:30 AM »
If you can I would modify the poll to make "0" and "1" separate options.  0 for those not on meds and 1 for those on Atripla.  Having the range of 0 to 2 will really skew the results and leave you with less meaningful data. 

Offline dhivpol

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 01:18:49 AM »
better? hehe
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Offline confidentIwillbeOK

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 01:24:08 AM »
Better! BUT....I still think it would be better to have "1" as a separate option because many people take Atripla and having "1-3" as the only choice means you will get a lot of answers in that category.   :)

Offline dhivpol

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 01:25:44 AM »
Ahhh....okie
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Offline confidentIwillbeOK

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 01:32:15 AM »
Good job   :)  Now it is time for bed....

Nice avatar. 

Offline Dale Parker

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009, 02:00:44 AM »
I think tht I screwed up my answer.  I put down 3 pills but it's 3 different meds for the aids.  Each morning I take 2 Kaletra's and a Sulphatrim.  At night I take 2 Kaletra's and a Truvada.  So it's 6 pills a day.  I also take 2 bupropion's to help me quit smoking.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 02:45:54 AM »
24
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Offline mecch

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009, 06:41:41 AM »
There is no HIV in my pills. The HIV is in me.

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009, 07:36:59 AM »
Mim takes 3 pills / day for her HIV: Kaletra (2x/day) and Epzicom (1x/day).  Then she takes her organic multi-vitamen.

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2009, 07:54:34 AM »

4 pills a day.  One Epzicom, one Viread, and one AM and one PM dose of Viramune

Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
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Offline markaj

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2009, 08:17:24 AM »
2 Isentress and 1 Truvada.  I take 7 other none HIV tablets and a weekly injection.
Miss P I'm curious about 24?  Your combo's (Isentress/Prezista/Ritonavir/Truvada) is 7 isn't it?  Just being nosey!
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Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2009, 10:08:41 AM »
9 - 4 Kaletra, 2 Isentress, 2 Ziagen, 1 Epivir

But that's only transitional this month, to check for allergies to the components of Epzicomm.

Used to be 5 (4 Kaletra and 1 Truvada).  Next month will be 7 ( 1 Epzicom, 4 Kaletra and 2 Isentress) with hopes of winding up at 3 (drop the Kaletra)

plus daily calcium (2), vitamin D, fish oil, multivitamin, aspirin, pravachol

and a monthly actonel

Although, if it weren't for HIV I'd only have a multivitamin and aspirin.  If I can drop the Kaletra I'm hoping to be able to eventually ditch the pravachol and fish oil too
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8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
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Offline Snowangel

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2009, 10:30:44 AM »
1- Atripla, 1 to 4 Immodium, depending how my day goes.

Much, much better than the 27 I started with in 97. ( I only remember that because I recently found the med card my nurse had filled out for me)
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2009, 10:35:33 AM »
Miss P I'm curious about 24?  Your combo's (Isentress/Prezista/Ritonavir/Truvada) is 7 isn't it?  Just being nosey!

I have to take a lot for GI issues, calcium for truvada bone density prevention, blood pressure (hello, I got high blood pressure at the age of 40), meds for peripheral neuropathy etc. etc. -- fully half of my daily pill consumption is just the GI medications, my situation is that bad.

It's unclear from this poll, which by the way is a poll that seems to appear on this board every six months, whether the reply is to be confined to pills that strictly anti-viral for for anything connected to one's HIV treatment.  Other people seem to be counting everything going by their comments, but since the initial directions are unclear this may cause the poll numbers completely to not be very useful.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2009, 10:37:13 AM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline GNYC09

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2009, 11:32:48 AM »
ugh, I also take 24 including:
1 Atripla
1 Dapsone
1 Marinol for appetite
1 Immodium
1 Ambien
and 17 vitamins/minerals like Coenzyme Q (3 100-mg pills), multivitamins (2 pills), Calcium (2 for diarrhea), L-Glutamine, etc.

I rarely if ever took any of these pre-diagnosis  :-\

Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2009, 11:38:25 AM »
For the HIV I take 3: two Isentress and one Truvada.

I also use  Androgel, about 3x a week and I take supplements (multi vitamins, probiotics, etc.)

Offline dhivpol

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2009, 01:27:01 PM »
right now I take no HIV meds, but I take MS Contin/Percocet for the neuropathy, Multivitamin / Antioxidant, Neurontin, Trazodone, etc...
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Offline David_CA

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2009, 02:16:22 PM »
I take one pill for HIV itself - Atripla.  I also take Adderall three times a day and Lisinopril (blood pressure) once.  I take six other 'pills' - vitamins for general use and for calcium (to prevent bone density issues from Truvada).
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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2009, 02:30:16 PM »
HIV+ MEDS

4 Norvir
4 Aptivis
2 Isentress
1 Truvada

total 11 HIV+ MEDS




« Last Edit: September 13, 2009, 11:44:04 AM by denb45 »
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Offline BM

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2009, 02:39:16 PM »
I only counted my HIV meds in that. Oops

If I count everything, then it's 8:

1 Norvir
1 Reyataz
1 Viread
2 Isentress
1 Dapsone
2 Cetirizine (Zirtec)

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2009, 04:39:44 PM »
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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2009, 09:41:35 PM »
Just one: ATRIPLA. I love it for its convenience.
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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2009, 09:49:39 PM »
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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2009, 09:59:08 PM »
I only counted my HIV meds in that. Oops



That's OK.  The original poster asked how many "HIV pills do you take a day?" He didn't ask about vitamins/suplements , or anything else.

I would have to include at least a half dozen more pills that I take daily, beside the HIV medication.
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« Last Edit: September 12, 2009, 10:00:41 PM by J.R.E. »
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2009, 04:51:14 PM »
25 total pills, plus a long-acting Insulin every night.
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Offline mpositive

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2009, 07:38:42 PM »
Not on HIV Meds yet, but will be in a couple of weeks.

However, without those meds:

MultiVitamins = 4 pills
Vit. E              1
Milk Thistle       1
Selenium          1
B-Complex 100  1
Lexapro            1
Klonopin           1
Trazodone        1
                      11 pills  plus  Liquid Minerals (for Calcium, Boron, Magnesium, Zinc etc.) and Liquid Omega Oil.

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2009, 09:07:00 AM »
1 Atripla
1 Multivitamin
2 Glucosamine Chondrotin
2 Fish Oil (2400mg)
1 Niacin
1 Selenium 
2 Vitamin D (2000 IU)
1 Baby Aspirin
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start atripla
8/1/08 Vl 130  CD4 667/31% CD8 .70
9/18/08 Vl un  CD4 not tested
12/19/08 Vl un CD4 723/32% CD8 .80
4/3/09 Vl un CD4 615/36% CD8  .98
8/7/09 vl un CD4 689/35% CD8 .9
12/11/09 vl un CD4 712/38% CD8 .89
4/9/10 vl un CD4 796/39% CD8 1.0
8/20/10 vl un CD4 787/38% CD8 1.0
4/6/10 vl un CD4 865/35% CD8 .9
8/16/10 vl un CD4 924/37% CD8 1.0
12/23/10 vl un CD4 1006/35% CD8 .9
5/2/10 vl un CD4 1040/39% CD8 .9
8/7/13 vl un CD4 840/39% CD8 .9

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2009, 10:20:16 AM »
  I take 4Invirase,2Norvir,2Combivir---8 every day...

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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 03:10:09 PM »
weird coincidences...I also take 24 each day.

5 of those are HIV:
2 Ziagen
2 Viramune
1 Emtriva
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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2009, 05:21:38 PM »


    I answered 3, although I do make my own pill at night just before bed time.  You can buy them anywhere they sell cigarettes and you put this green stuff in them and ball them up.  They are extremely hard to swallow so I burn them instead.
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Re: How many HIV pills do you take a day?
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2009, 06:53:43 PM »
I also  answered 3 for HIV/AIDS:

Norvir, Truvada, Reyataz

I take 8 other pills for other things.


 


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