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Do you take only 1 pill a day for HIV?

30 (28.8%)
No (not on meds)
20 (19.2%)
No (5 or fewer)
35 (33.7%)
No (5 to 10)
13 (12.5%)
No (more than 10)
6 (5.8%)

Total Members Voted: 104

Author Topic: How many people here take only 1 pill a day for HIV?  (Read 17665 times)

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Offline pozattitude

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Re: How many people here take only 1 pill a day for HIV?
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2007, 03:32:38 PM »
let's see....

1 Videx
1 Adderall

2 Kaletra
1 Ziagen
1 Cymbalta

1 lipitor

2 Kaletra
1 Ziagen

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Offline Suntropic98

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Re: How many people here take only 1 pill a day for HIV?
« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2007, 05:16:34 PM »
I take Atripla, every night at 10pm EST.

I do not consider vitamins "medicine" for HIV but here is what I take:

Vitamins E, B-complex, Ester C, Cod Liver Oil, L-Carnitine and a Probiotic complex for my intestinal tract.

In addition I also drink 6 ounces of Monavie a day.

As far as my diet goes, I maintain a healthy diet most of the time but at times I do eat what I want (think weekends). I work out at my gym 5 days a week so if I binge on pizza during a football game on saturday or sunday I have it worked off me by thursday at the latest.

Offline BassMan

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Re: How many people here take only 1 pill a day for HIV?
« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2007, 12:50:19 PM »
2 x ritonavir 100mg (Norvir)
2 x fosamprenavir 700mg (Telzir or Lexiva, depending where you live)
1 x Truvada

all once a day at 8:30am.

Atripla's out 'cos sustiva sends me quite queer!  ;D

(Plus the odd selenium tablet from time to time.)

Manchester, UK
Diagnosed December 2002
CD4 810 VL 750,000

Started meds October 2004
CD4 405 VL >100,000

Latest Results: October 2009
CD4 888 38%, VL undetectable
on fosamprenavir/ritonavir & Truvada

VL undetectable since November 2005

Offline RobT

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Re: How many people here take only 1 pill a day for HIV?
« Reply #53 on: September 04, 2007, 08:50:39 PM »
I do. Other than taking about every vitamin underneath the sun. My doctor knows of my vitamins. I keep her upd8d. I do not consider my vitamins a part of my HIV therapy. It is just stuff like Vitamins A-E, Vitamin K, and other health stuff.


Current meds: Atripla
VL: undetectable
CD4: 630

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: How many people here take only 1 pill a day for HIV?
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2007, 12:50:20 AM »
Morning:  1 multivitamin (Centrum Silver)
              1 Tricor (triglycerides)
              1  Acyclovir
              1  Claritin (generic version)
              2  Fish Oil
              1  Selenium
              1  Diazide (diuretic for Meniere's Disease)

Dinner:     2 Fish Oil
               1 Acyclovir

Bedtime:   1 Atripla
               2 Fish Oil

I think the fish oil has helped begin to lower the triglycerides.  They are down about 10% from where they were three months ago.


Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
08/16:  Switch from Atripla to Genvoya

Offline leatherman

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Re: How many people here take only 1 pill a day for HIV?
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2007, 01:26:11 AM »
As the poll approaches 100 (it was 98 when I figured out these numbers)

46% take 0-1
54% take 2-10+

Those are better numbers than I thought I'd see. Oh I understand that this doesn't take into account all the vitamins and extra meds; but with all the hype about only 1 pill a day, I was really curious to get a feel of how true that really was. So it looks like just less than half of us have an easier time with only one or no meds; and just over half of us deal with a handful of meds.

Thanks again for everyone's input so far!

I see that:
I must be missing something and probably ought to start taking vitamins;
as much as I hate my meds, they could be worse (yuck to Sustiva and Fuzeon injections);
and although I'm not in the "lucky" 29% taking only 1 a day, at least I'm average in the 34% taking 5 or less. ;)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: How many people here take only 1 pill a day for HIV?
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2007, 11:23:13 PM »
Epzicom, Lexiva, Norvir

1 of 1 +
2 of 1 +
2 of 1

5 pills


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