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Author Topic: Blip after switching from Kaletra to Reyataz  (Read 1180 times)

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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Blip after switching from Kaletra to Reyataz
« on: June 02, 2010, 11:33:05 PM »
Hey Gang

I got my first results after switching from Truvada/Kaletra to Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir.  I switched due to diarrhea issues caused by the Kaletra.  Kaletra brought my viral load down to undetectable in about 6 weeks.  I was on the combo for about 3 months.  After 6 weeks of Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir, my VL went up to 78.  My doc said it isn't a big bump, but we should test again in a month and see if I have resistance. 

He asked if I missed any doses and I didn't but after I left the office, I realized I forgot to tell him that for the first few weeks, I was taking my Vitamins at the same time as the rest of my meds which seems to be a no on according to the bottle of meds.  Maybe that is what caused the slight rise in VL?

Anyway, that is where I am at right now, a bit worried about starting a new regimen due to the fact that I have about 6 months worth of the new regimen I was hoping would last me. 

Offline ad2san

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Re: Blip after switching from Kaletra to Reyataz
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 03:18:26 AM »
Hi Pete,

I don't know about the blip but if your doctor says it is nothing to worry about don't  ;)
I take the T-R-N in the morning with my vitamins and am fine, so it may not be the reason.

The quad works great for me.

Take care.
Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
Aug 2014 CD4 639 UD 25%
Switched January 2015 to Triumeq
May 2015 CD4 807 UD 31%
Switched Nov 2016 to Genvoya due to gastric problems
November 2016 CD4 847 UD 32%

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: Blip after switching from Kaletra to Reyataz
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 07:22:39 AM »
Pete, you weren't undetectable for long with the Kaletra, so I'm not sure this even qualifies as a 'blip'.  I wouldn't worry about it, and just retest in the usual three months.
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07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
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08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
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03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

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