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Author Topic: Backstock of Meds I Can't Use: Isentress & Truvada  (Read 1074 times)

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Offline yogaholic

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Backstock of Meds I Can't Use: Isentress & Truvada
« on: June 22, 2012, 12:02:42 AM »
So I recently switched off of Isentress and Truvada and back onto Atripla.  Before the switch, I was happy that I had a backstock of three months of my meds so I could have a little cushion.  But since I switched so immediately onto Atripla, I am now left with a three month stock of Isentress and Truvada that I can't use.  I am well aware that I could donate these meds but I would prefer to swap them with someone who perhaps has the opposite meds change and would like to swap because they too value having a backstock.  Are there any places, websites, or ways for doing this?  Or clinics that would allow me to swap?  Or someone?  Any help is appreciated.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 12:06:00 AM by yogaholic »

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Re: Backstock of Meds I Can't Use: Isentress & Truvada
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 12:19:47 AM »
So I recently switched off of Isentress and Truvada and back onto Atripla.  Before the switch, I was happy that I had a backstock of three months of my meds so I could have a little cushion.  But since I switched so immediately onto Atripla, I am now left with a three month stock of Isentress and Truvada that I can't use.  I am well aware that I could donate these meds but I would prefer to swap them with someone who perhaps has the opposite meds change and would like to swap because they too value having a backstock.  Are there any places, websites, or ways for doing this?  Or clinics that would allow me to swap?  Or someone?  Any help is appreciated.

If you are in the US, then this is pretty thoroughly illegal. On occasion, members here have privately and discreetly helped one another out. There was even a member here, a remarkable nurse named Lisa, who acted as a broker - hooking up AIDSMEDS members (and others) with donated meds. She took a huge chance doing this, and more than a few members here bristled at the idea.

Unless you plan on donating them to an ASO who will pass them along, all I can think to do it place a carefully worded message in the signature line of your posts. And post often, about a lot of stuff :)

Threads have a tendency to slowly (or not slowly) disappear from the forum as time passes. Regardless, you are doing a good thing - and following in the footsteps of a real angel.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Offline NY2011

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Re: Backstock of Meds I Can't Use: Isentress & Truvada
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 02:33:31 AM »
I was in a similar situation, when I was switched from Truvada+Norvir+Prezista to Atripla.  I still had a 60-day supply of the previous regimen, so instead of filling the prescription for Atripla right away, I had the doctor prescribe Sustiva, and I paired it with the remaining Truvada....since Truvada+Sustiva=Atripla.  Once the Truvada inventory was used up, I ordered the prescription for Atripla.  I hung on to the Prezista and Norvir for a while, then donated it to aidforaids.com
« Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 07:12:36 PM by NY2011 »
10/26/2011 - SEROCONVERSION (hi fever+rash)
10/31/2011 - CD4= 154  VL>500,000 
10/31/2011 - started on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir
12/14/2011 - CD4= 750 VL=6412 (45%)
01/27/2012 - switched to Atripla
04/23/2012 - CD4=1,221 VL= 140  (47%)
06/22/2012 - CD4=1,224 VL= ud    (49%)
12/18/2012 - CD4=1,031 VL= ud    (51%)
09/16/2013 - CD4=1,151 VL= ud   ( 49%)
03/26/2014 - CD4=1,050 VL= ud

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: Backstock of Meds I Can't Use: Isentress & Truvada
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 09:39:08 AM »
Check your pvt messages.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline Rhaegar

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Re: Backstock of Meds I Can't Use: Isentress & Truvada
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 12:03:59 PM »
I don't know if this is common elsewhere, but the ASOs I've dealt with in NYC won't accept medication donations if the seal is broken on the bottle.
05/19/2011: Diagnosed.  CD4 159   VL 284,000.
04/29/2013:  CD4 789,   VL <20

Offline NY2011

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Re: Backstock of Meds I Can't Use: Isentress & Truvada
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 12:53:41 PM »
yeah. It's a liability issue, re: tampering with medicine.
Think back to the Tylenol scare(s).
10/26/2011 - SEROCONVERSION (hi fever+rash)
10/31/2011 - CD4= 154  VL>500,000 
10/31/2011 - started on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir
12/14/2011 - CD4= 750 VL=6412 (45%)
01/27/2012 - switched to Atripla
04/23/2012 - CD4=1,221 VL= 140  (47%)
06/22/2012 - CD4=1,224 VL= ud    (49%)
12/18/2012 - CD4=1,031 VL= ud    (51%)
09/16/2013 - CD4=1,151 VL= ud   ( 49%)
03/26/2014 - CD4=1,050 VL= ud

 


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