POZ - September 2010: A Taste of Your Medicine Survey

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September 2010: A Taste of Your Medicine

Sometimes it takes more than a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down. Some of us have been fortunate to find a combo that works, while others of us struggle with side effects and resistance issues. Please take our confidential survey and tell us about your treatment choices.
 
1. Are you currently taking HIV medications? (If no, skip to question 8.)
Yes
No
 
2. What medications make up your current regimen? (Check all that apply.)
Aptivus (tipranavir)
Atripla (efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine)
Combivir (zidovudine + lamivudine)
Crixivan (indinavir)
Emtriva (emtricitabine)
Epivir (lamivudine)
Epzicom or Kivexa (abacavir + lamivudine)
Fuzeon (enfuvirtide)
Intelence (etravirine)
Invirase (saquinavir)
Isentress (raltegravir)
Kaletra or Aluvia (lopinavir + ritonavir)
Lexiva or Telzir (fosamprenavir)
Norvir (ritonavir)
Prezista (darunavir)
Rescriptor (delavirdine)
Retrovir (zidovudine)
Reyataz (atazanavir)
Selzentry or Celsentri (maraviroc)
Sustiva or Stocrin (efavirenz)
Trizivir (abacavir + zidovudine + lamivudine)
Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine)
Videx or Videx EC (didanosine tablets or capsules)
Viracept (nelfinavir)
Viramune (nevirapine)
Viread (tenofovir)
Zerit (stavudine)
Ziagen (abacavir
 
3. How long have you been on this regimen?
Less than 6 months
6 months to 1 year
1 to 2 years
2 to 5 years
5 to 10 years
More than 10 years
 
4. How adherent are you to your current regimen?
I never miss a dose
I miss 1 to 2 doses a month
I miss 3 to 6 doses a month
I miss over 6 doses a month
 
5. Do you experience any of the following side effects on your current regimen? (Check all that apply.)
Anemia
Body-fat changes
Depression
Diarrhea/nausea/vomiting
Difficulty sleeping
Erectile dysfunction
Fatigue
Increased cholesterol
Increased triglycerides
Kidney damage
Liver damage
Neuropathy
Osteoperosis (bone loss)
Other: 
 
6. Have you ever been on another HIV regimen? (If no, skip to question 8.)
Yes
No
 
7. Why did you switch to your current HIV regimen? (Check all that apply.)
I wanted to take fewer pills
I developed resistance to my previous regimen
I could not tolerate the side effects of my previous regimen
My doctor suggested I switch
My previous regimen was too expensive
I switched because I became pregnant
Other: 
 
8. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
9. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
10. What is your ethnicity (Check all that apply.)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Eastern
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White
(please specify) 
 
11. What is your zip code?



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