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Author Topic: Recieved my drug resistance test. An update.  (Read 1099 times)

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Offline poz24singapore

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Recieved my drug resistance test. An update.
« on: April 30, 2014, 06:27:01 AM »
The result shows that i was infected with HIV-1, under subtype B.
Then my ID Dr advised me to start in Atripla and told me that we need to check my kidney and liver fxn 7-10 days or 30 days maximum after startig the meds. Rashes from chest to ankle & is expected in two weeks of taking meds.
April 2014
Cd4 - 400
VL - 36,000
No meds
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June 2015
CD4 - ---
VL - 33 (after 51 days of Atripla)
Meds - Switched to Teevir (Generic of Atripla) from India

Offline pittman

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Re: Recieved my drug resistance test. An update.
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 09:30:26 PM »
Expected and possible are not the same.  Not everyone gets a rash (I didn't).

That being said, knowing what are some some of the possible side effects makes you better prepared to deal with them if they do occur.

Offline poz24singapore

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Re: Recieved my drug resistance test. An update.
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 02:06:46 PM »
Thanks buddy. I've been trying to digest all the info about my meds, and I have a stupid question. It says it is best to take on empty stomach (during bed time) now my question is, how many hours should I take Atripla after I eating dinner. Please share your experience in taking this meds. Thanks a lot.
April 2014
Cd4 - 400
VL - 36,000
No meds
--------------
June 2015
CD4 - ---
VL - 33 (after 51 days of Atripla)
Meds - Switched to Teevir (Generic of Atripla) from India

Offline pittman

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Re: Recieved my drug resistance test. An update.
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 11:14:23 PM »
The recommendation is taking your dose either 2 hours after eating, or an hour before eating.

The reason is that the body absorbs the medicine more easily with food, making the actual effective dose greater than it needs to be. Higher fat content in the food especially has this effect with Atripla.

Your liver and kidneys will work to remove the drug from your system, and thus doctors test their function while you are on Atripla.  You want to avoid putting too much burden on them, by making the absorbstion rate too high, or by excessive alcohol consumption, etc.

If you forget and eat too closely to when you take your pill, it's not the end of the world, but you may notice the side effects more such as dizziness, or vivid dreaming. 

It's best to stick to the "on an empty stomach" guideline to be gentle on your body.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2014, 11:16:42 PM by pittman »

Offline poz24singapore

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Re: Recieved my drug resistance test. An update.
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 09:15:11 PM »
Thanks!
April 2014
Cd4 - 400
VL - 36,000
No meds
--------------
June 2015
CD4 - ---
VL - 33 (after 51 days of Atripla)
Meds - Switched to Teevir (Generic of Atripla) from India

 


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