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Author Topic: changing anti-virals  (Read 1814 times)

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Offline doyourowndamndishes

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changing anti-virals
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:17:35 PM »
Hi all,

I have been away from the forums for a long time. But this is the best place to ask for help. I am looking for the pros and con's of changing a long time working 2x/day cocktail to a 1x/day cocktail. My present regimen has kept me <50 for years. My partner has noticed that my short term memory gets worse each year. Are the side effects/long term effects of a 2x daily regimen worse than a single dose? I have missed the night time dose many times but my vl is still <50 and has never changed on this cocktail. Is it worth considering a daily dose regimen?

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Offline Ann

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Re: changing anti-virals
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 06:41:06 AM »
DISHES!!!!! Hello! Good to hear from you again!

It would help if you told us what combo you're on now, and what combo you're contemplating as a substitution. 

I can say this though - most once-a-day combos are well tolerated and are very effective, although one containing Sustiva (efavirenz) probably wouldn't be a good fit as Sustiva can cause the same problem you're already experiencing.

I'm on a once-a-day combo - Prezista, Norvir and Truvada - and it's been good to me so far.

How are things otherwise?

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Offline Mishma

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changing anti-virals
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 04:12:56 PM »
Ditto what Ann said vis a vis what you are currently on.

I'm virtually 100% compliant on 1x day cocktail whereas when I was dosing 2x less so. 
2016 CD4 25% UD (less than 20). 30+ years positive. Dolutegravir, Acyclovir, Clonazepam, Lisinopril, Quetiapine, Sumatriptan/Naproxen, Restasis, Latanoprost, Asprin, Levothyroxine, Restasis, Triamcinolone.


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