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Author Topic: Traveling and Atripla  (Read 1341 times)

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Offline kevykev110

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Traveling and Atripla
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:52:03 AM »
Im in Week #2  of Atripla and Im doing really fine. No side effects not even an once of dizzyness in the morning when I rise. This weekend 25th-28th I will be visiting Washington DC for Carnival. My, best friend along with 3 others are joining me. They have NO clue i am positive and I would like to keep it that way. Any tips about securing and hiding meds? Should I walk with the entire bottle?  IIm schedule to arrive in DC at about 11pm---i will be out until 3-4am. Should I walk with one pill  when i am going out?

Thanks.

Kevy

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Traveling and Atripla
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 10:28:03 AM »
Huh?  Why in the world would you need to take your entire bottle on a walk?  Am I misunderstanding your question?
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Offline Billy B

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Re: Traveling and Atripla
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 01:31:25 PM »
Im in Week #2  of Atripla and Im doing really fine. No side effects not even an once of dizzyness in the morning when I rise. This weekend 25th-28th I will be visiting Washington DC for Carnival. My, best friend along with 3 others are joining me. They have NO clue i am positive and I would like to keep it that way. Any tips about securing and hiding meds? Should I walk with the entire bottle?  IIm schedule to arrive in DC at about 11pm---i will be out until 3-4am. Should I walk with one pill  when i am going out?

Thanks.

Kevy

Kevy- I have an empty bottle from an earlier refill that I use when I travel. I take enough for my trip plus a few more. This way their is no question about the pills I am carring. You could get one of the pill fob cases and take your needed meds with you when you go out so you can take them on time.
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VL 4420 CD4 340 CD4% 24   3/15/10 Started I&T
VL  UD   CD4 340 CD4% 26.5 05/13/10
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.1 08/3/10
VL  UD   CD4 310 CD4% 28.4 11/22/10
VL  UD   CD4 420 CD4% 27.9 02/11/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 26.4 06/08/11
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.7 09/23/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.3 01/20/12
VL  UD   CD4 430 CD4% 28.8 05/11/12
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.1 09/07/12
VL  UD   CD4 390 CD4% 32.3 03/14/13

Offline metekrop

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Re: Traveling and Atripla
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 11:37:12 AM »
The temp in DC is above 90F every day. You need also to carry a kind of cooler for your meds.
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
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Offline kevykev110

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Re: Traveling and Atripla
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 02:03:10 PM »
The temp in DC is above 90F every day. You need also to carry a kind of cooler for your meds.

Really? Atripla needs to be  in a cooler in hot  n humid temp?

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Traveling and Atripla
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 02:06:12 PM »
I have never had a problem carrying one or two on me either in my pocket or in one of the little pill pouches you can get at most drug stores -- and I live in South Florida where it is pretty hot and humid most times (i.e. today is 91 and feels like 100).... I wouldn't recommend storing the meds consistently in this type of temperature.  Atripla are not gel and not caplets so you should be okay for the short term. 
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

 


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