What does it sound like when an HIV patient is deciding between treatments?
This conversation between an HIV patient and doctor revealed that patients are proactive about their care, seeking informed discussions and trusting their physician's recommendations.
While the patient was intrigued by TV ads for Cabenuva, the physician recommended Biktarvy, an oral medication that can be started immediately.
Patient convenience is key in HIV treatment planning, and Biktarvy was compared to a multivitamin in terms of ease and tolerability.
In this first example, a patient asks their doctors about an injectable HIV treatment option they saw on TV.
Patient I have heard that there is an injectable I can take, I am trying to remember, if I saw it on TV or where the advertisement was for but I was just wondering I mean is that I guess I don't even know what the regimen it is but is that something that may be a good idea for me or..?
HCP Yeah there is a new injectable medication, I have seen in advertisements on TV, it is called Cabenuva and it is currently a monthly injectable medication
Here, the doctor recommends starting an oral immediately due to being able to start sooner.
HCP I would rather put you on a regimen now just a pill a day regimen and then if you really are interested in doing the injectable medication going on from there, I can always switch you to that medication but I think for the time being it's just best if we could just start on a daily tablet and I have samples of these and I think I am going to recommend for you starting Biktarvy and Biktarvy is just once a day pill single-tablet regimen you would just take one pill at night when you perhaps you know go to bed.
Patient Like a multivitamin.
HCP Yeah exactly and it is easy to take and most people tolerate it very very well
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