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Author Topic: Five drug combo - Is anyone else using it?  (Read 3106 times)

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Offline savorthemoments

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Five drug combo - Is anyone else using it?
« on: May 20, 2007, 05:54:14 PM »
I started a new combination in January 07 that has been great for me so far and was wondering if anyone else is on it?

My combination is Fuzeon, Norvir, Emtriva, Prezista and Etravirine (TMC125)

I would enjoy hearing feedback!

Savor the moments! ::)

Offline RAB

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Re: Five drug combo - Is anyone else using it?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 06:17:33 PM »

I'm not on the exact same combo, but I am on a 5 drug combo.

Mine is:  Fuzeon, Kaletra, Invirase, Epivir, and Viread.

Like yours is for you, the above combo is working great for me (and has been since Dec. 03)! 


(Who will probably change the Fuzeon out when Merck's new inhibitor becomes available.)

Edit to add:  Maybe this should have been posted in the treatment forum?
« Last Edit: May 20, 2007, 06:19:53 PM by RAB »

Offline whizzer

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Re: Five drug combo - Is anyone else using it?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 10:02:14 PM »
I too am on a 5 drug regimen, started Jan 06:

Fuzeon, Invirase, Norvir, Viread, and Emtriva.

It's working well so far.

Offline bimazek

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Re: Five drug combo - Is anyone else using it?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 10:45:21 PM »
please give more details

are you on a 4th of 5th line treatment
did others fail
how long u been poz
how are side effects
what did you take before
when infect.
when start treat.

thus we can provide great info for future readers of this post
who may need help

« Last Edit: May 22, 2007, 01:18:55 AM by bimazek »

Offline savorthemoments

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Re: Five drug combo - Is anyone else using it?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 09:17:57 PM »
We need to stop using the term "Salvage Treatment".

I have been positive now for almost 19 years, on meds for almost 16.

My prior combo was a 4-Drug-Combo.....Kaletra, Epivir, Agenerase and Viread which was slowly failing....I was resistant to most current HIV drugs making new combo's for me not possible until TMC125 became available. I've been on it for 5 months and have had very little side effects for me mainly the Fuzeon (Injection site issues).
So far so good, one day at a time....

Savor the moments!
« Last Edit: May 21, 2007, 09:29:21 PM by savorthemoments »

Offline bimazek

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Re: Five drug combo - Is anyone else using it?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 01:21:00 AM »
wow you are brave
to have gone thru this for years
i am so glad things are going well

please post your general experience with combos and numbers and length of time they worked

and why (perhaps azt monotherapy in beginning or duo later on) why perhaps

there was resistance


how numbers went?

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Five drug combo - Is anyone else using it?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007, 05:50:17 PM »
I'm on five:  fuzeon, prezista, norvir and truvada (which is actually viread and emtriva combined).

I've been on this for exactly one year, and currently have +973 cd4's, 42.3%, undetectable VL.

I've been on continual HIV meds for 14 years. 
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline whizzer

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Re: Five drug combo - Is anyone else using it?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2007, 06:10:13 PM »
I was treatment naive when I started my five drug combo last year.


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