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Author Topic: From Triumeq to Biktarvy - weight reduction?  (Read 951 times)

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Offline gngrjim

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From Triumeq to Biktarvy - weight reduction?
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:37:09 pm »
Hi, I have been using Triumeq for a number of years with significant weight gain (visceral fat in belly area), which is resistant to diet, exercise & HGH. Is there any evidence (either scientific or anecdotal) that points to a reduction in weight or visceral fat in people switching from Triumeq to Biktarvy?
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Re: From Triumeq to Biktarvy - weight reduction?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 10:09:58 am »

Welcome to forum, hope to hear more from you and how you are doing.
I've moved your thread to the "Living with HIV" section so it can serve as your introduction topic.

Weight gain ***  Personally I've had some but its more healthy weight and, than later on just middle age spread, caused by well by aging so things slowing down and my diet not so much ;D.  I don't think you are going to find anything specific regarding switching from Triumeq to Biktarvy switch and this concern, not many would have it or have made that switch

Have you spoken to your ID doctor and what are their thoughts? 
Anyhow take it easy


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Offline TexasDragon

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Re: From Triumeq to Biktarvy - weight reduction?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 08:29:51 am »
gngrjim -

I have not made a switch as I started on Biktarvy. I have lost 17 lbs since December 2018 when I started Biktarvy. Not sure if it has anything to do with the drug or just wight I put on in the three months between contracting and starting meds being shed. But that seems counterintuitive.

Also that was the tail end of my cycling year. Back in full swing now.  :D
Exposure 10-04-2018
Dx 11-08-2018
1st Appt 11-15-2018
11-15-2018 Blood Draw - CD4 468 11% VL 316,000
2nd Appt 12-04-2018 - Hep A and B Vaccines
Start of Biktarvy 12-14-2018
3rd Appt 01-15-2019 - All Good - 2nd Hep B Vaccine
01-16-2019 Blood Draw - CD4 934 28% VL 98
4th Appt 04-16-2019 - All Good - Final Hep B Vaccine
04-16-2019 Blood Draw - CD4 873 30% VL <20
01-13-2020 Blood Draw - CD4 1064 34% VL <20

Offline MadDog125

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Re: From Triumeq to Biktarvy - weight reduction?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 12:10:29 am »
The new doc. Has me swapping from tivicay/descovy to bictarvy this summer.  I'm curious about weight loss myself.  Any current user experiences?
DX 28DEC17, cd4 112, VC 63000
13FEB18, cd4 215, VC 156
14MAY18, cd4 260, VC 31
23AUG18, cd4 298, VC 61
03OCT18, cd4 300, VC 35
21NOV18, cd4 259, VC <20
18JAN19, cd4 284, VC 24
17APR19, cd4 157, VC <20
24MAY19, cd4 340, VC <20
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30DEC19, cd4 385, VC <20


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