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Author Topic: Anybody using Truvada + Aluvia  (Read 1998 times)

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Offline Themepark

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Anybody using Truvada + Aluvia
« on: September 10, 2011, 10:58:23 PM »
Hi guys,

Just started Truvada(TDF/FTC) for a month and Kaletra/Aluvia(LPV/RTV) for the last 10 days (switched from Stocrin). Here in Bangkok, many have told me that this is not an usual combo., at leaste for the social health program, but since I am on private hospital the doc. suggested me this. For what I found in the latest AIDSinfo Guidelin, this is listed as an alternative regimens.

Would be great if you guys can help sharing your experience on this combo, side effect, and effectiveness....I have noticed that it might cause some problem to kidney and cholesteral lever. But so far I am in a good control for that.

Many thanks in advance.....
A.

05/08/11 Tested poz at the age of 32
06/08/11 CD4@365 27% VL=20,806
11/08/11 Truvada + Stocrin
22/08/11 Truvada (Stop Stocrin)
31/08/11 Truvada + Kaletra
15/09/11 Truvada + Aluvia
01/10/11 CD4@581 27% VL=234
25/02/12 CD4@661 30% VL<40
13/03/12 Truvada + Viramune
08/08/12 CD4@590 37% VL<40
17/11/12 CD4@650 33% VL<40
01/05/13 CD4@634 35% VL<40
06/09/13 CD4@763 36% VL<40

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Anybody using Truvada + Aluvia
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 11:32:45 PM »
I've been on that combo before and it was for around a duration of five years. It was fairly standard in the US at one time. I had no kidney issues and only a marginal rise in cholesterol, though I've know of others who had significant rises in lipid numbers. It just varies from patient to patient.
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Re: Anybody using Truvada + Aluvia
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 02:59:05 AM »
It was one of the standard US treatments in 2006, when I started on it.

I had cholesterol problems with the Kaletra -- not huge, but they would go up 50 every four months, I'd increase the statin dose and it would go back a bit for the next test, but then it would keep rising again. 

Some people have diarrhea on Kaletra, although I found it controllable with a change of diet (eat foods that have a lot of soluble fibre -- apples, pears, nuts, etc.)  If the diarrhea persists you might need to look at immodium or some other constipating agent.

I didn't have significant kidney problems with Truvada, but I do have osteoporosis which Truvada probably contributed to.  You might want to ask your doctor to check your vitamin D levels to be sure you are getting enough vitamin D.

Good luck with this
A
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
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
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline Themepark

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Re: Anybody using Truvada + Aluvia
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 07:14:44 PM »
Thanks you guys for the advise. I guess here the variety of treatment is still limited. But things are moving towards a good direction. Although I am not a sporty guy, luckily I am pretty much good in choosing what to eat. I should try to do my very best then.

A.
05/08/11 Tested poz at the age of 32
06/08/11 CD4@365 27% VL=20,806
11/08/11 Truvada + Stocrin
22/08/11 Truvada (Stop Stocrin)
31/08/11 Truvada + Kaletra
15/09/11 Truvada + Aluvia
01/10/11 CD4@581 27% VL=234
25/02/12 CD4@661 30% VL<40
13/03/12 Truvada + Viramune
08/08/12 CD4@590 37% VL<40
17/11/12 CD4@650 33% VL<40
01/05/13 CD4@634 35% VL<40
06/09/13 CD4@763 36% VL<40

 


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