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Author Topic: 3 months on Stribild... update  (Read 2185 times)

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Offline medstudent

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3 months on Stribild... update
« on: February 26, 2014, 02:18:12 PM »
Hello everyone!

The results of my 3 month blood tests are in.. my viral load remains undetectable and my CD4 has jumped to 780! needless to say, i'm delighted. I decided a while ago that i wasn't going to let this thing get me down or dictate my life. So far I'm happy to say that i've managed to stay positive  :D

I'd just like to say a big thank you to everyone on here who has taken the time to reply to someone in need.

If you are reading this and you happen to be newly diagnosed, then please don't despair. There are so many good people out there ready to help you. This disease really doesn't have to ruin your life.. i promise it does get easier :)

Love to all


Offline some_user123

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Re: 3 months on Stribild... update
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 04:38:32 PM »
Hello, happy to hear the good news. I still haven't gotten my blood work back, so I'm not sure which medications I will be taking. What kind of symptoms (if any) did you have with Stribild? And, did they go away? As I understand, it is fairly new and luckily my insurance covers all three of Atripla, Complera, and Stribild.

Jan: possible exposure
Feb: possible acute illness
2/3:  2 X OraQuick+
2/7:  EIA+/WB+ 8/9 bands
2/17: CD4: 252 (18%), VL: 40,690, CD8: 713
3/17: Started Stribild
4/14: CD4: 459 (25.5%), VL: 90, CD8 828

Offline AngelAD

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Re: 3 months on Stribild... update
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 07:19:14 PM »
Good to hear this Mike, it gives me hope to start this journey in a positive way. I was diagnosed last Saturday so I am still very new but I really want to have my blood tests to know where my body is standing and take action.

Keep the good work and update us any time you can.


Offline kevinazus

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Re: 3 months on Stribild... update
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 03:55:58 PM »
Hi, Congratulations!  Great to hear that you're doing so well on Stribild.  I was just wondering what kinds of side effects, if any, you experienced.  I was infected in Dec., diagnosed 3 weeks ago, and will be starting a treatment regimen as soon as my genotype test is back, hopefully next week.  One of the meds the doctor mentioned as likely is Stribild.  By the way, did you just start treatment for the first time 3 months ago, or did you switch from some other med?


Offline Theyer

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Re: 3 months on Stribild... update
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 05:01:22 PM »
Thanks for letting us Know.
Keep on keeping on
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn


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