Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 13, 2021, 07:53:19 am

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 35830
  • Latest: reyy
Stats
  • Total Posts: 759167
  • Total Topics: 64352
  • Online Today: 180
  • Online Ever: 4912
  • (November 13, 2019, 02:56:14 am)
Users Online
Users: 4
Guests: 158
Total: 162

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Do I Have HIV?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: What to do with excess medication  (Read 5457 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline a2z

  • Member
  • Posts: 209
What to do with excess medication
« on: December 07, 2014, 04:42:28 pm »
Let me ask this two ways:

1) As a general rule, what should one do with extra, unexpired HIV medication (regardless of what it is) they no longer need?

2) I have 15 extra Isentress pills from when I made my regimen change earlier this year.  Now that I'm sure this new regimen is working, I'd like to get these pills to someone who needs them.  How can I best do this?

Hopefully this is the right place to post; I couldn't find a category that I thought fit better.  Moderators, please move if I picked the wrong category.
Dates are blood draw dates:
3/12/15: CD4 941, 36.4%, VL UD
9/4/14: CD4 948, 37.9%, VL 150
5/23/14: CD4 895 --.-% VL UD - Truvada/Isentress
09/21/09: CD4 898 27.0% VL 120 - back on track, same meds.High level enzymes, but less so
06/15/09: CD4 478 21.8% VL 1150 - high liver enzymes... looks like I may not be resistant
05/22/09: Fixed insurance, resumed medicine
04/17/09: Ran out of medicine, could not resolve insurance problems
04/01/09: CD4 773 28% VL 120 - high liver enzymes
12/01/08: CD4 514 23% VL 630
10/17/08 started Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada. -- possibly minor neuropathy, but otherwise okay.
9/10/08: CD4 345 17%, VL > 78K
8/18/08: CD4 312 18%, VL > 60K (considering meds)
12/19/07: CD4 550 28% VL > 100K (no meds yet)
Diagnosed 10/23/07

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 17,064
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 05:22:34 pm »
If someone is interested they can contact you with a PM and you can work it out in private Ö Im sure there will be a taker .
HIV 101 - Basics
HIV 101
You can read more about Transmission and Risks here:
HIV Transmission and Risks
You can read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
You can read more about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read more about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
You can read more about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline a2z

  • Member
  • Posts: 209
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 11:12:13 am »
Surprisingly enough 0 takers so far.  I'll just take the first one.

As a general rule, is this how we should do it?
Dates are blood draw dates:
3/12/15: CD4 941, 36.4%, VL UD
9/4/14: CD4 948, 37.9%, VL 150
5/23/14: CD4 895 --.-% VL UD - Truvada/Isentress
09/21/09: CD4 898 27.0% VL 120 - back on track, same meds.High level enzymes, but less so
06/15/09: CD4 478 21.8% VL 1150 - high liver enzymes... looks like I may not be resistant
05/22/09: Fixed insurance, resumed medicine
04/17/09: Ran out of medicine, could not resolve insurance problems
04/01/09: CD4 773 28% VL 120 - high liver enzymes
12/01/08: CD4 514 23% VL 630
10/17/08 started Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada. -- possibly minor neuropathy, but otherwise okay.
9/10/08: CD4 345 17%, VL > 78K
8/18/08: CD4 312 18%, VL > 60K (considering meds)
12/19/07: CD4 550 28% VL > 100K (no meds yet)
Diagnosed 10/23/07

Offline Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,793
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 11:14:08 am »
My HIV clinic will take excess medications
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline a2z

  • Member
  • Posts: 209
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 11:15:47 am »
PM address and I'll send out this weekend.
Dates are blood draw dates:
3/12/15: CD4 941, 36.4%, VL UD
9/4/14: CD4 948, 37.9%, VL 150
5/23/14: CD4 895 --.-% VL UD - Truvada/Isentress
09/21/09: CD4 898 27.0% VL 120 - back on track, same meds.High level enzymes, but less so
06/15/09: CD4 478 21.8% VL 1150 - high liver enzymes... looks like I may not be resistant
05/22/09: Fixed insurance, resumed medicine
04/17/09: Ran out of medicine, could not resolve insurance problems
04/01/09: CD4 773 28% VL 120 - high liver enzymes
12/01/08: CD4 514 23% VL 630
10/17/08 started Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada. -- possibly minor neuropathy, but otherwise okay.
9/10/08: CD4 345 17%, VL > 78K
8/18/08: CD4 312 18%, VL > 60K (considering meds)
12/19/07: CD4 550 28% VL > 100K (no meds yet)
Diagnosed 10/23/07

Offline poztraveler2014

  • Member
  • Posts: 64
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 05:20:48 pm »
you should consider sending them to Ecuador where the stupid government keeps restricting medications.

Offline initforlife

  • Member
  • Posts: 832
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 10:51:16 am »
http://aidforaids.org/hiv-recycling-program/  just saw this on the top of this site ! my Id dr took mine back to give to others in need
sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

Offline metekrop

  • Member
  • Posts: 426
  • Is time running fast for you.
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 02:05:26 pm »
Let me ask this two ways:


2) I have 15 extra Isentress pills from when I made my regimen change earlier this year.

I don't think that 15 pills makes a difference in HIV people's life. If you have 15 piles which you no longer don't use, just destroy them. Because the person need to be able to have a source which gives him the meds for life.
Diag.on 12/8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
12/08 - 2/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - 7/09 CD 179, VL 197k
10/09 CD 300 VL U
3/10 468 U
8/10 460 U
12/10 492 U
3/11 636 U
8/11 530 U
1/12  616 U
7/12 640 U
12/12 669 U
5/13 711 U
11/13 663 U
4/14  797 U
10/14 810 U
4/15 671 U
10/15 694 U
3/16 768 U
8/16 459 U
2/22 780 U
8/31 940 U
2/26 809 U
8/18 882 U
3/28 718 U
8/15 778 U
2/25 920 70
8/11 793 U
2/22 690 U

Offline marcmoral16

  • Member
  • Posts: 101
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 04:11:35 pm »
I don't think that 15 pills makes a difference in HIV people's life. If you have 15 piles which you no longer don't use, just destroy them. Because the person need to be able to have a source which gives him the meds for life.

That makes absolutely no sense. That's the difference between someone waiting on their perscription to come and not having pills. If it's going to take 3-4 days to get the script for what ever reason dr screw up, insurance lapse whatever it may be. 

Someone will need them.....somewhere to hold them over.
Tested Positive Jan 16 2013
CD4 119 6% VL 23980
Started Complera Feb 2013
March CD4 199 9% VL 1000
May CD4 255 12% VL 334
June CD4 284 15% VL 172
Switched to Stribild middle June 2013
July CD4 325 22% VL 51
October CD4 341 23% VL UD!!
Jan 2014 CD4 343 20% VL <20
July 2014 CD4 450 26% VL <20
December 2014 491 26% still UD!

Offline Dan0

  • Member
  • Posts: 577
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2014, 04:16:58 pm »
I don't think that 15 pills makes a difference in HIV people's life. If you have 15 piles which you no longer don't use, just destroy them. Because the person need to be able to have a source which gives him the meds for life.

I'm not certain to what degree of angry I should be. Those 15 pills could be ALL the difference in the life of a person with HIV.  To flush them would be possibly one of the most selfish acts I can think of at the moment.
"Honey, you should never ask advice from a drunk drag queen who has a show to do." - JG

06/2002 DX
10/2006 Atripla UD
10/2013 Stribild Still UD
04/2016 Genvoya UD

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 17,064
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2014, 04:19:12 pm »
I agree Ö 15 pills is a half of a months supply and that is allot really .
HIV 101 - Basics
HIV 101
You can read more about Transmission and Risks here:
HIV Transmission and Risks
You can read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
You can read more about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read more about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
You can read more about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline mitch777

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,087
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2014, 05:27:55 pm »
I don't think that 15 pills makes a difference in HIV people's life. If you have 15 piles which you no longer don't use, just destroy them. Because the person need to be able to have a source which gives him the meds for life.

I usually try not to pile on but I can't tell you how many times that I've seen here on this forum that those 15 EXPENSIVE LIFE SAVING MEDS would have helped someone in need. Some have glitches in dealing with their insurance company (like me) and thankfully by posting it I was rewarded by another member and have paid it forward countless times to others. I'm a bit dumbfounded at your response to say the least.

Edited to add: Sadly, my ASO and docs office will not accept extra meds.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2014, 05:30:47 pm by mitch777 »
33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.

Offline Schnauzer

  • Member
  • Posts: 44
Re: What to do with excess medication
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2015, 01:31:33 pm »
I have many unopened, unexpired bottles of Truvada that I'd be happy to part with. If anybody needs them. PM me.
One good turn gets most of the blankets.

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2021 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.