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Changing Meds

May 30, 2014

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This article was cross-posted from "A Girl Like Me," a program of The Well Project.

UPDATE OF MEDS: As some know, I "once again" asked my doctor to change my medication regimen! I took Trizivir for 10 years. It was a good medicine but I noticed that my red blood cells were enlarged. I have always been adherent, but I asked my doctor to change me to Atripla almost 4 years ago. This was also a good medicine, but I knew it was time for a change because of the Sustiva in it. I am so happy that I am proactive with my treatment and I discussed with my doctor that I wanted to change to Tivicay and Truvada. I started last night and I had no side effects and did not wake up today with any effects or the hangover-like state that I was always in with Atripla in the mornings. I had an awesome good night sleep and this is a good thing! Follow your instincts!

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Maria T. Mejia

Maria T. Mejia

I am a 37-year-old Colombian female who lives in Miami, Florida. I've been positive for 20 years. Although almost all my life I've been in long-term relationships with HIV-negative men, I am happily married to a woman who is wonderful and caring. We have been together almost three years and she is HIV negative. I have no children but we will look into having! I am an activist, a peer educator, a caregiver. I volunteered for the Red Cross in education for the Hispanic HIV community and also the American community. I was a pre- and post-test counselor. I have spoken in many conferences and done a lot of outreach in the community, especially in the schools for prevention and education. It is part of my everyday life to educate everyone I can on this subject. Being HIV positive is nothing to be ashamed about! We are strong women, and we will take away all the stigmas slowly but we have to open up.

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