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My HIV medication has been changed from STRIBILD to

TRIUMEQ....my question is, does changing...
My HIV medication has been changed from STRIBILD to TRIUMEQ....my question is, does changing the medication take time to build up in your system before it takes effect? Or will the medicine work effectively immediately? Should I expect the viral load to rise and/or the CD4 count to go down in the period between stopping the Stribild and the Triumeq taking effect? Would I be at greater risk of getting infections in the interim?
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stribild contains 4 medications: elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, tenofovir

triumeq contains 3 meds: abacavir, dolutegravir, lamivudine

your new medications should start to work on the virus soon to bring down your viral load and bring up your CD4 count.

how much time are you allowing between the medications?

you shouldn't be at more risk of infections in the medication transition.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you. There is no gap in taking the medication. Both are one pill a day. Took last Stribild Thursday & started Triumeq Friday.

your viral load should go down and your CD4 should come back up

there is no increased risks for infection.

you don't have to worry.

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