Progress Report: Eviplera

Well, it is just over a week since I started taking my new prescription. The new drug is Eviplera and it is a single tablet once a day. This is wonderful as taking three sets of meds around with you if travelling is a pain.

It’s been a bit of a culture shock though. The old meds were taken last thing at night, every night. The new ones are to be taken with a meal. Getting out of the rhythm of taking the meds as I head to bed is proving quite difficult.

We’ll see how it goes in the next few weeks, I’m sure I’ll find a way of sorting it out. But for now, I don’t want to eat right now, but Andrew is heating apple pie as we think that will count as food…


  1. Thank you for writing this blog. Although I’m not an HIV + person, I think people need to see that it’s ok, and you can live a life. Good luck with your mentoring.

  2. From a hoke around Google, it looks as if the guidance is to eat it with at least 500kcal. A slice of apple pie – well, it depends on the pie, but typically it seems to be about 400kcal. So make it a large slice! It appears that the absorption of the drug is reduced if taken without food.

    • It was a rather large slice of apple pie – but we’ll will make sure that I take my meds out with me as we head out for lunch today. Trying to take them during the day if possible.

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