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Author Topic: Going from Complera to Stribild  (Read 1854 times)

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Offline scottieman

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Going from Complera to Stribild
« on: November 07, 2012, 02:52:45 PM »
For the last 4 months, my viral load has had a slight blip, not much mind you but it's not undetectable.  So my Dr and I discussed and he recommended I move to the new Stribild.  He said although it still requires something to be eaten when you take it, it's not specific in that it needs to be 500ish calories.  He also said that the booster will help keep more of one of the meds in my system. 

I went in yesterday and he drew new labs, I started the Stribild last night.  I really don't notice anything different other than I seem to be a little light headed now and then (not really dizzy) go back in 2 weeks to have my kidneys checked to be sure there isn't too much build up of creatine (?) not sure if that's the right word or not.  Then go back two weeks later and get new labs after being on it for 4 weeks.

Anyone else made the switch?  Has it helped with the lingering low VL?

August 19, 2011 Negative Oral Swap
August 30-September 4, 2011 (Thought Strep throat really sero-conversion)
October 5th, HIV Diagnosis
October 22 labs, CD4 619, VL 21,000 21%
November 13th, Started Complera
January 9th, Labs CD4 631, VL-UD 28%
March 28th Labs CD4 610, VL-UD 31%
July 2nd CD4 792, 34% VL-75
August 7th, 2012 CD4 899, 35% VL-97
September 17th, 2012 CD4 989, 33% VL-27
November 8, 2012  CD4 850, VL-UD, 39%
December 6, 2012 CD4 849, VL-UD, 39%
April 2, 2013 CD4 904, VL-UD, 33%
July 17, 2013 CD4 988, VL UD, 38.2%


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