Medical

Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Medical
This answer was rated:

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?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
5/22/2017
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 47,552
Experience: Experienced Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.
Verified

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Ask Your Own Medical Question

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.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 6 months 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.

let me know if you have other questions.

if done for now, please leave Positive Rating of 5 stars so I can get credit for helping you today

we only get credit for helping clients after positive feedback

you may have to scroll down to see the ratings area in blue

you can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questions

here is my website if you need to reach me:

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/

Thanks for using JustAnswers.com

Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 47,552
Experience: Experienced Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.
Verified
Dr. David and 87 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 47,552
47,552 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experienced Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.

Dr. David is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,734 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

20,746 satisfied customers

MD

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

17,399 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

14,390 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
Love, hope u doing just ok, I followed your recommendations
Hi Dr Love, hope u doing just ok, I followed your recommendations and I stopped testing, even when I wasn't feeling quiet right like I used to. So couple of weeks back I went to Dr. Due to a pain on m… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
17,399 satisfied customers
If someone shows they are negative on an HIV test, does this
If someone shows they are negative on an HIV test, does this mean that you cannot contract HIV by having sex with that person? Lets say even if they got infected 2-3 weeks earlier. If there are no ant… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,020 satisfied customers
I had an hiv 1 rna Test after a condom... I had an hiv 1 rna
Second opinion] I had an hiv 1 rna Test after a condom... I had an hiv 1 rna Test after a condom broke during intercourse and it was at the 29 day mark and my test came back negative and then I am hiv… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,671 satisfied customers
Transmission of HSV-1 via inanimate object. I spotted a work
Transmission of HSV-1 via inanimate object. I spotted a work colleague with a newly “budding” cold sore of the lip/ mouth. I noticed that they were touching the sore with their finger. Unfortunately I… read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
Staff physician
521 satisfied customers
I had an hiv 1 rna Test after a condom... I had an hiv 1 rna
I had an hiv 1 rna Test after a condom... I had an hiv 1 rna Test after a condom broke during intercourse and it was at the 29 day mark and my test came back negative and then I am hiv antigen and ant… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Doctor
948 satisfied customers
I had an hiv 1 rna Test after a condom broke during
I had an hiv 1 rna Test after a condom broke during intercourse and it was at the 29 day mark and my test came back negative and then I am hiv antigen and antibody Test and came back negative at week … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,367 satisfied customers
In 2010 I was diagnosed with stage 2, gleason 6 prostate
In 2010 I was diagnosed with stage 2, gleason 6 prostate cancer for which I received CAT scan specific radiation therapy for nine weeks. Most part my PSA levels have remained around 0.9 since then unt… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,633 satisfied customers
Dr. D. Love is been a time since we discussed my situation,
Hi, Dr. D. Love is been a long time since we discussed my situation, so new updates 3 days back at my 5 months post exposure, I did cd4 test & viral load, and 4th gen hiv test, last time 2 months ago … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
17,399 satisfied customers
I have a question a few months ago I gave a male a for 15
Hello doc I have a question a few months ago I gave a male a handjob for 15 seconds with lube no semen landed on my hands no did we have sex my question is that I had a cut no deep womb nor was my cut… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,671 satisfied customers
I am concerned that my anus is not working. I wake up
I am concerned that my anus is not working. I wake up sometimes realizing I have had explosive diarrhea. What could be causing my bowels to release so easily? I do not have prolapse just mild hemorrho… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Board Certified Physician
47,552 satisfied customers
My son is a recovering addict in rehab in Florida I'm in nj.
Hello my son is a recovering addict in rehab in Florida I'm in nj. He has hep c genotype 3a. I understand that's hard to get and also hard to get rid of. His viral load # is 21476418 it says standard … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Board Certified Physician
47,552 satisfied customers
I'm a 26 yrs old female, I had this encounter with this guy
Hi, I'm a 26 yrs old female, I had this encounter with this guy who I know from a while now and we had always been involve and we see each other some times when we both are alone and single just to ch… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
17,399 satisfied customers
I need your help again. Would you please be able to see a
Hello Dr. David, I need your help again. Would you please be able to see a certificate issued by a medical office and explain to me before I can allow him to submit.… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Board Certified Physician
47,552 satisfied customers
I am a nursing student and I was giving a bedbath to a
I am a nursing student and I was giving a bedbath to a patient who was HIV positive with undectable viral load and some of the water I was using splashed on a very small cut on my hand should I be wor… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,020 satisfied customers
I am taking Viread which has made my HepB undetectable. I
I am taking Viread which has made my HepB undetectable. I have reason to believe that I have been exposed to HIV and wonder if i can safely take PEP which includes Raltegravir. Is it safe? … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,020 satisfied customers
I have received test results for my Hep C. Want to know what
Hi there, So I have received test results for my Hep C. Want to know what they mean? Hep B Surf Ab 35.1 Hepatitis C Ab Reactive HCV Genotype by PCR & Probe Type 1b HCV RNA Log10 Value 6.4 HCV RNA Quan… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Doctor
948 satisfied customers
Does a high viral load of hepatitis c (8 000 000) cause
Does a high viral load of hepatitis c (8 000 000) cause chronique fatigue to fight against it ? … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,633 satisfied customers
What if i take a viral load and antibody test at 7 weeks. If
What if i take a viral load and antibody test at 7 weeks. If the antibody test comes out false negative would there still be a high enough viral load to show up on the viral load test. Both rest are b… read more
Anthony Bray, MD
Anthony Bray, MD
Doctoral Degree
9,226 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x