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Author Topic: Leftover Atripla  (Read 1151 times)

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Offline WillyWump

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Leftover Atripla
« on: October 12, 2009, 10:19:58 PM »
I had to switch to Prez/Norvir/Tru about a month ago and had some Atripla left over, 7 pills to be exact. I know it's not alot of pills but they are just sitting there of no use to me. Is there a place or organization that someone could recommend that takes leftover HIV meds?  Does AIDSmeds do anything like this? Is it even legal? I'd like to get rid of them soon so the potency doesnt diminish. It just seems like such a crime to throw them away when someone else could use them. I hesitate giving them to an individual because they may just take the 7 pills and stop and then they are dealing with resistance issues and would then be worse off because of me.

Any Ideas?

-Will
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline confidentIwillbeOK

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Re: Leftover Atripla
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 10:32:07 PM »
Here you go:

http://www.aidforaids.org/

...I have heard of others too.

Here are their basic donation rules:

 Donors are a very important part of AFA and we welcome your assistance in donating medicine for people in need. To make any medicine donation, Please follow these instructions:

AID FOR AIDS takes all antiretroviral and HIV prophylaxis medications in their original containers and must not have already expired, AFA accepts sealed containers of liquid and powder medications and either sealed or unsealed containers of pills.

1. If you live in New York metropolitan area or south Florida please check the list of
drop-off points available in your area, bringing the medication to the drop-off points would avoid the costs of packaging and shipping.

2. To comply with applicable legal structures and to respect the confidentiality of persons living with HIV, we kindly request that you remove the names and addresses of all individuals from prescription bottles.

3. Please place all pill bottles in a (sealable) plastic bag and place this bag inside a padded envelope or cardboard box. All pill bottles should be securely closed. Please: no loose capsules or tablets should be present in the plastic bag or box!

4. Please fill out the donor card, print it and place the card inside the envelope or box, if you would like to keep your donation anonymous please fill out the statistics fields, we need to keep track of donations trends.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Leftover Atripla
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 11:51:06 AM »
Thanks Conf! I went to their website and it looks like an excellent place to doante meds!

Hope you and hubby are doing well!

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Leftover Atripla
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 02:21:25 PM »
I take all left over/surplus medications in to my HIV clinic.  I think they use them for patients that may have fallen though the cracks temporarily, or else funnel them to an organization that sends them overseas.

When I lived in NYC there was also a collection routine at my ASO (GMHC) that I believe sent them to Africa.
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Re: Leftover Atripla
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 02:58:58 PM »
What about non HIV prescriptions.  I have a barely used bottle of abilify (the dementia drug) that my grandaunt was allergic too.  I would like to donate it but don't know where.

Pete

Offline confidentIwillbeOK

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Re: Leftover Atripla
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 12:19:31 AM »
Yes Will...doing well.  :) He is on day 5 of Atripla and is doing fine.  Today was the first day he had to wake up early for school (as he started on Friday of the long weekend) and felt a little groggy but other than that no dreams or other side effects.  Maybe I will start too....more numbers back on Thursday.  We shall see. 

Also, any docs out there that went through med school on Atripla or other meds? We are wondering what people's experience with all nighters while on rotations and meds was. 

Steve

 


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