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Author Topic: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed  (Read 1440 times)

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Offline Betelgeuse

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2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« on: July 19, 2013, 12:37:32 AM »
I just switched from a Truvada/Isentress regimen to the quad pill.

I had 2 months worth stockpiled (my insurance company requires me to fill prescriptions three months at a time).

I don't know whether this is legal or okay to do, but I don't want these to go to waste as I won't be using them anymore.  They will just go in the trash if they don't get used somehow.

These medication has been stored at room temperature, filled 2/2013, expires 2/2015.  120 x Isentress, 60 x Truvada)

If this is not kosher, go ahead and delete this message, moderators.  Otherwise, first serious message I receive can have this delivered to them.  Shipping to anyone in the US - my dime.
04/19/11 - Diagnosed positive
04/29/11 - CD4 188 @ 12.5% / VL 18k
05/03/11 - CD4 171 @ unk% / VL 7k
06/04/11 - Start Truvada/Isentress
07/11/11 - CD4 not tested / VL UD
09/07/11 - CD4 252 @ unk% / VL UD

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 12:46:38 AM »
Thank you for your generous post! I sure hope no one deletes it - but it might be good if, over a few months, you monitored this post and the LIVING WITH forum to see if other members need these meds.I have done this, by the way, when I have had extra meds.


Another option is to contact your local ASO. There are ways to get those meds to people who need them via that route as well.

protip: It's not technically legal to do this, so if you DO ship your meds to someone, use a Sharpie and mark out your info. For your protection :)

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Offline Schnauzer

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 12:58:53 AM »
Check out Aid for Aids International at http://aidforaids.org/

It's a great organization and it is currently having an HIV medicine drive.
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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 05:51:42 AM »
Bet, as long as you're not trying to sell your surplus meds to other forum members, then I see nothing. ;)
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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 09:32:49 AM »
Check out Aid for Aids International at http://aidforaids.org/

It's a great organization and it is currently having an HIV medicine drive.
Thanks for posting this link!
Donating meds locally or to an international organization is a great way to turn trash into gold. :)
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Offline TabooPrincess

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 12:56:08 PM »
I have 2/3 months of atripla - all unpackaged though as I always transfer them to a non descriptive container.  Same, anyone wants them get in touch.  I'm in UK though so not sure how overseas posting will pan out!

09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
07/2013 cd4 750,ud

Offline Betelgeuse

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 09:11:03 PM »
Oh yes I forgot to mention mine are still factory sealed as well. I have no intentions on making a profit from this. In fact, I was even going to pick up the bill for UPS shipping (in the US only).
04/19/11 - Diagnosed positive
04/29/11 - CD4 188 @ 12.5% / VL 18k
05/03/11 - CD4 171 @ unk% / VL 7k
06/04/11 - Start Truvada/Isentress
07/11/11 - CD4 not tested / VL UD
09/07/11 - CD4 252 @ unk% / VL UD

Offline Namenanename

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 11:02:03 PM »
Could you please let me know If you still have them? I really would like to know. I will apreciatte it.

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 12:15:39 AM »
Could you please let me know If you still have them? I really would like to know. I will apreciatte it.

Hi Name and welcome to the forums . It might be helpful if you introduce your self and let us know a little more about you . You must post at least 3 times in order to send or receive PM's ( personal messages ) . 

Offline Tool man

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013, 02:12:59 PM »
TabooPrincess, If you still have the extra atripla, I would like to talk to you about them. I have been poz going on 3 years and buy my meds from Panama and India as I have no insurance here in the USA. Paying postage is not a problem.

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2013, 02:26:08 PM »
TabooPrincess, If you still have the extra atripla, I would like to talk to you about them. I have been poz going on 3 years and buy my meds from Panama and India as I have no insurance here in the USA. Paying postage is not a problem.

Thanks,
Tool Man

Hi Tool Man and welcome to the forums . Once you post 3 times you will be able to use the PM ( personal message ) function .   ;) .

Offline Tool man

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2013, 03:25:26 PM »
Thanks for the information Jeff, I broke down and looked up that information on what is needed to PM.
So much for being a lurker for years...........

TM
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2013, 03:27:22 PM »
Your welcome ! And glad you decided to join us too .

Offline Namenanename

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2013, 11:36:58 PM »
Sorry Jeff I didn't know about this. Last year December I was diagnosed with aids cd 131 n 398900 VL. After a month I started taking issentres n truvada

Offline Namenanename

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Re: 2 months worth of Isentress/Truvada no longer needed
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2013, 11:39:27 PM »
Now after 7 months on medication cd 298 n undectatable. I still taking issentres n truvada. I hope get better for my first anniversary taking medicine this December :)

 


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