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Author Topic: Biktarvy Resistance.  (Read 1440 times)

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Offline clubsolar

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Biktarvy Resistance.
« on: March 03, 2020, 07:36:11 pm »
Iím kind of worried that I have developed resistance. I havenít been feeling well the past few weeks. Loss of appetite, lack of sleep, depression, diarrhea. I have a doctors appointment in a few days to check everything. This lead me to believe I mutated, after hearing the same thing happened to a friend who was on a different regimen. I have accidentaly double dosed 3 times since starting my meds in September 2019. So Iím wondering if I mutated somehow. I also recently switched what time I take my meds by 12 hours since changing job shifts. However I done it but moving dosing back an hour each day. Has anyone here experienced resistance to Biktarvy?

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Re: Biktarvy Resistance.
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 08:05:15 pm »
resistance happens by taking your meds haphazardly. a couple days on, a couple days off, a couple back days back on. the level of meds has to drop low enough while still remaining high enough for the virus to learn how to evade the meds.

if you have been >=95% adherent to your meds (ignore the double dosing. well don't ignore it. get a pill box and don't double dose again. but ignore the double dosing in context of becoming resistant) then you haven't developed resistance.

resistance happens, not from non-adherence or skipping one or two doses; but from very bad adherence.

if you ever have to change dosing times again, just switch. HIV meds have a decent half-life so all you did was go to a lot of trouble and stress out when you could have just started taking your meds at the new time. ;)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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