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Author Topic: Prezista / Norvir / Isentress  (Read 3772 times)

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Offline Ryoma

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Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
« on: September 11, 2010, 09:41:27 PM »
Hi again,

For a variety of reasons, my doctor is considering switching me to a nuke-sparing regime. He's recommended Prezista / Norvir / Isentress.  I can't seem to find anything on this particular combination.  Does anyone have any information on this combination or know anyone on it?

Thanks very much
Ryoma
Exposed and sero-converted October 2009
November 12 2009  CD4 252 VL 3,000,000
December 3 2009 CD4 297 VL 1,000,000
December 22 2009 CD4 352 (VL not measured, it was a different clinic for a different problem...)
January 7 2010 CD4 311 VL50,000
January 15 2010 Start Truvada / Isentress
February 18 2010 CD4 386 VL83
February 25 2010 Switch to Truvada / Reyataz / Norvir
June 23 2010 CD4 387 VL UD!
July 2010 CD4 561 VL UD
Aug 2010 CD4 671 VL UD
Sep 2010 CD4 599 VL <40
Oct 2010 CD4 570 VL UD
Switch to Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
Nov 2010 CD4 738 VL <40
Dec 2010 CD4 773 VL UD
Jan 2010 CD4 570 VL UD

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 08:09:10 AM »
It's probably not that common (yet?) to do a nuke sparing regimen like that, but I'm on those same medications (with, of course, a nuke but then I have resistance issues so they add one HIV med to the standard three for me).

Not sure what else you want to know -- these meds are very hassle free and I think you will be pleased, plus I've had excellent numbers while on them.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Ryoma

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Re: Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 07:44:21 AM »
Cool, thanks.  I know conceptually the combination will work, just given the lack of literature on this particular combination I guess I was wondering if the Prezista 100% needs to be boosted with Isentress.
Exposed and sero-converted October 2009
November 12 2009  CD4 252 VL 3,000,000
December 3 2009 CD4 297 VL 1,000,000
December 22 2009 CD4 352 (VL not measured, it was a different clinic for a different problem...)
January 7 2010 CD4 311 VL50,000
January 15 2010 Start Truvada / Isentress
February 18 2010 CD4 386 VL83
February 25 2010 Switch to Truvada / Reyataz / Norvir
June 23 2010 CD4 387 VL UD!
July 2010 CD4 561 VL UD
Aug 2010 CD4 671 VL UD
Sep 2010 CD4 599 VL <40
Oct 2010 CD4 570 VL UD
Switch to Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
Nov 2010 CD4 738 VL <40
Dec 2010 CD4 773 VL UD
Jan 2010 CD4 570 VL UD

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 09:32:16 AM »
Prezista definitely needs to be boosted with Norvir in a patient that is not treatment naive.

So back in July you claimed to have gotten lipoatrophy after just four months use of Truvada -- is this still the case, meaning you're still taking Truvada right now?
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline miked

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Re: Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 08:18:51 PM »
I've been doing prezista, isentress, norvir, truvada since january 2008 and generally tolerate it well,  limited bowel issues.  has kept my viral load undectable, but unable to raise my t cells

Offline CWD6474

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Re: Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 12:35:47 AM »
I have been on this same regimen for the past year and I am finally undetectable. CD4's have also gotten better. I was diagnosed back in 1996, refused to take my medications as directed. I developed MAC, KS, and Shingles. Started going to the VA and talked to an ID specialist, they put me on this regimen, and now I feel great.

VL: Undetectable >48
CD4's 283
as of July 2010
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Offline Ryoma

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Re: Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 10:05:31 AM »
CWD6474 - that good news, glad to hear you are doing great on this combo.

Miss Philicia - apologies for the late reply.  Yes, still on Truvada, the "lipoatrophy" that I wrote about was never diagnosed by the doctors and I should have been more careful in my choice of words.  Certainly my arms and face and to a certain extent my legs are gaunter than before I started meds, though I can't say that it has gotten significantly worse since July.  I have muscle spasms throughout the day, still, and a host of other side effects to the extent that my doctors are now suggesting I go on to this new combo.

My next appointment is in a few weeks, I'm ready to make the switch and hopefully the muscle issues that I have been having since Day 1 will diminish or go away.

Thanks
Ryoma

Exposed and sero-converted October 2009
November 12 2009  CD4 252 VL 3,000,000
December 3 2009 CD4 297 VL 1,000,000
December 22 2009 CD4 352 (VL not measured, it was a different clinic for a different problem...)
January 7 2010 CD4 311 VL50,000
January 15 2010 Start Truvada / Isentress
February 18 2010 CD4 386 VL83
February 25 2010 Switch to Truvada / Reyataz / Norvir
June 23 2010 CD4 387 VL UD!
July 2010 CD4 561 VL UD
Aug 2010 CD4 671 VL UD
Sep 2010 CD4 599 VL <40
Oct 2010 CD4 570 VL UD
Switch to Prezista / Norvir / Isentress
Nov 2010 CD4 738 VL <40
Dec 2010 CD4 773 VL UD
Jan 2010 CD4 570 VL UD

 


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