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Alex Sparrowhawk

Alex Sparrowhawk

“For the past five years I have been living with HIV and the last two years of that openly and with no shame. I use my blog to talk about my own personal journey, my opinions and thoughts and to fight for what is right and fair for all People Living with HIV.

Unashamedly an activist, advocate and voice for all things HIV and LGBT awareness and rights related. As my body continues to battle the virus I continue to fight the fear and ignorance that leads to the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS.”

Alex is from Manchester in the UK. His website/blog Alex Sparrowhawk: HIV & Me is here. He is on twitter at @birdy_tweet

Jan18

Changes

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 Written by // Alex Sparrowhawk Categories // Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, General Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Alex Sparrowhawk

The UK's Alex Sparrowhawk discusses his recent change in meds

Changes

Merely two weeks into the year and it feels like a lot has happened already. Back to work, into the swing of building up my fitness again and feeling much more human than I did over Christmas. The biggest change has been to my medication, after two years on Eviplera I’ve made the switch to Stribild due to interaction issues with other medication. 

It’s about a week since I started the new combination but I seem to be tolerating it well so far.  

It’s a once-a-day pill just like my last which means my meds habits haven’t needed to be altered, shame about the vile colour of the tablet, but if that’s the worst thing about it I’ll be very happy indeed.

I’ll know how well they’re working when I go back for blood tests in March, until then I’ll keep popping them like a good boy.

I’m excited about the first few months of this year, there’s a lot to look forward to and many opportunities to create some fantastic new memories.

This post previously appeared at Alex's own blog, HIV & Me, here.

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