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Author Topic: Bictarvy  (Read 590 times)

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Offline MadDog125

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« on: May 29, 2019, 11:31:00 am »
My new ID is swapping the drug regiment from tivicay, descovy, to bictarvy.   After 18 months I've been happy with the no noticeable side effects.  Short of the different integrase inhibitor the rest is the same.  Anyone had the the same swap?  Any side effects or changes?
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

Offline harleymc

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Re: Bictarvy
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 10:55:48 pm »
I can't remember what I swapped from except it needed food, been orn Biktarvy now 3 months, easy as, no side effects and can take it with or without food.   Happy Camper

Offline Scaredandnervous

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Re: Bictarvy
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 10:51:06 pm »
I switched from Truvada & Tivicay to Biktarvy about 6 months ago. I had the same hesitation as you- why fix what isnít broken?

Biktarvy, just like T & T, has had 0 side effects and there is absolutely no noticeable differences.

Going from 2 pills per day to 1 (oddly) makes a big difference mentally!

Hope this helps.

Offline geobee

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Re: Bictarvy
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 03:01:02 pm »
Had exactly the same switch .... new, small, once a day -- works great.

Offline JosephP

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Re: Bictarvy
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 08:52:24 pm »
My new ID is swapping the drug regiment from tivicay, descovy, to bictarvy.   After 18 months I've been happy with the no noticeable side effects.  Short of the different integrase inhibitor the rest is the same.  Anyone had the the same swap?  Any side effects or changes?

Been on Biktarvy now a bit under a year. Switched from Genvoya to which I had switched from Stribild.. No side effects with any of them... ;) ;)
We are all dealing with this. And we will live long and productive lives!! AND, yes the Lord is my shepherd. Life is good... And thanks for the meds!

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Bictarvy
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:07:45 pm »
Wishing good results for all those starting on Biktarvy.  I decided on a switch from Triumeq to Bitarvy, And just took my first one, 2 hours ago. The switch to Biktarvy was my choice after having a decision with my doctor. I also had no problem with Triumeq, after being on it for 15 months.  I basically just wanted to get away from Abacavir.

My next labs on the new med will be on 8/28/19

Ray  8)
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 08:09:50 pm by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Triumeq, 10mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 6/11/19

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 6/11/19,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @615 /  CD4 % @ 18 %

 67 years young.


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