You're on your way to
long-acting HIV treatment

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Living with HIV

You're on your way to
long-acting HIV treatment

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Living with HIV

Now that you and your doctor have decided to switch your HIV treatment to CABENUVA—a complete, long-acting injectable HIV treatment with 2 medicines—there are just a few things to do to get ready.

People featured are living with HIV and have been compensated by ViiV Healthcare.

Watch this video to learn how to get started

CHAPTER 1: Intro

SUPER: What is CABENUVA?
CABENUVA is a complete prescription medicine used to treat HIV-1 infection in adults, as a replacement for their current HIV-1 treatment when their healthcare provider determines that they meet certain requirements.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not receive CABENUVA if you:

  • have ever had an allergic reaction to cabotegravir or rilpivirine.
  • are taking certain medicines.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information, on this web page.

VO: CABENUVA is a complete prescription medicine used to treat HIV-1 infection in adults. It is used as a replacement for their current HIV-1 treatment when their doctor determines it’s right for them. Watch the complete video for safety information.

SUPER: Hello

VO: Hello. So, you’re considering switching your…

SUPER: CABENUVA LOGO

VO: …HIV treatment to CABENUVA, an injectable treatment that’s designed…

SUPER: Undetectable for an entire month
SUPER: Undetectable means the amount of HIV in the blood is below the level that can be measured by a lab test. Results may vary.

VO: …to keep you undetectable for an entire month. Here’s what to expect along the way.

SUPER: READY
SUPER: SET
SUPER: GO!

VO: Getting to CABENUVA goes like this: Ready, Set, Go!

CHAPTER 2: Ready

SUPER: READY
Verify coverage and costs
SUPER: CLINIC

VO: Let’s talk about the first step. Ready! If your doctor prescribes CABENUVA, your doctor’s office may work with you…

SUPER: ViiVCONNECT LOGO
SUPER: ViiV HEALTHCARE LOGO
SUPER: Doctor’s Office

VO: …to complete a ViiVConnect Enrollment Form to verify your insurance and medication coverage. Once you’re enrolled, ViiVConnect and your doctor’s office will help you understand any potential out-of-pocket costs for CABENUVA.

SUPER: Your Medication Coverage
SUPER: Copays For Injection Appointments
SUPER: Savings Programs

VO: When they call you, be sure to ask about your medication coverage, copays for injection appointments, and savings programs you might be eligible for.

SUPER: 1. Coverage
2. Copays
3. Savings

VO: Remembering to ask about these three things can help give you a better understanding of your out-of-pocket costs for CABENUVA.

CHAPTER 3: Set

SUPER: SET
Take starter pills

VO: Next stop...Set!

SUPER: Your Welcome Pack
SUPER: Delivered to you. Or your doctor.

VO: Before beginning your monthly injections, you will receive the CABENUVA Welcome Pack—which includes your starter pills. This will be delivered to you or your doctor’s office. Inside, you’ll find a guide with information and next steps. 

SUPER: First things first
SUPER: Welcome
Here’s how to get started

VO: Make sure you read these instructions and talk with your doctor before taking any starter pills from the bottles that you receive with your Welcome Pack. 

SUPER: VOCABRIA (cabotegravir)
SUPER: EDURANT (rilpivirine)

VO: There is one bottle of VOCABRIA tablets, and one bottle of EDURANT tablets. These are the two medicines used in CABENUVA.

SUPER: One pill from each bottle once a day, with a meal, for about a month

VO: You’ll take one pill from each bottle, once a day, with a meal, for about a month before you begin your monthly injections. This is so you and your doctor can see how your body responds to the two medicines in CABENUVA. 

SUPER: Talk with your doctor
SUPER: before taking any of your starter pills

VO: It’s very important to talk with your doctor before taking any of your starter pills.

SUPER: The day you stop your current treatment
SUPER: The day you begin your starter pills
SUPER: The day of your first injection appointment

VO: They’ll confirm the day you should stop your current HIV treatment, the day you should begin your starter pills, and the day of your first injection appointment.

SUPER: Monthly Treatment

VO: Going forward, your monthly treatment should be given around the same date each month. 

SUPER: Finish Starter Pills
SUPER: First Treatment Appointment

VO: You’ll take your last dose of starter pills on the same day as your first CABENUVA treatment.

CHAPTER 4: Go

SUPER: GO!
Begin once-a-month treatment

VO: Now, it’s “Go” time! You’re ready for your first CABENUVA treatment day! Here’s what you can expect. 

SUPER: DOCTOR
SUPER: Two Injections

VO: During your treatment appointment, a trained healthcare professional gives you two injections, one in each side of your buttocks.

SUPER: Cabotegravir
SUPER: Rilpivirine
SUPER: Results may vary.

VO: Each injection contains one of the two medicines in CABENUVA. These medicines work to keep you undetectable.

SUPER: 10 minutes
SUPER: In clinical studies, injection-site reactions were common. Most were mild to moderate. Results may vary.

VO: Following your injections, you may be asked to wait 10 minutes. After that, you should be able to resume your daily activities, but always check with your doctor.

SUPER: Target Treatment Date

VO: Remember, the day you chose for your first injection will become your ongoing Target Treatment Date. So, be sure to choose a day that works for you. It’s important that CABENUVA be given around the same date each month.

SUPER: Flexible Treatment Window

VO: If you can’t make your regular appointment, you have a Flexible Treatment Window, from 7 days before to 7 days after your Target Treatment Date.

SUPER: CALLING… DOCTOR

VO: Contact your doctor right away if you need to change your appointment date. You’ve come this far with daily HIV pills.

SUPER: Results may vary.
SUPER: CBNV-2020

VO: Your monthly CABENUVA injections can keep you undetectable, as long as you keep your monthly appointments and stick to your treatment plan. Your doctor can be a good source of information to help guide you through the process. So, ask and learn. It’s all part of getting to CABENUVA.

SUPER: Once a month, and you’re good to go

VO: Once a month, and you’re good to go. Where to?

SUPER: ViiV HEALTHCARE LOGO
SUPER: CABENUVA and VOCABRIA are trademarks owned by or licensed to the ViiV Healthcare group of companies. The other brand listed is a trademark owned by or licensed to its respective owner, who is not affiliated with the ViiV Healthcare group of companies.
SUPER: ©2020 ViiV Healthcare or licensor. CBRWCNT190016 June 2020. Produced in USA.

3 steps to get you started

Here’s a quick look at the 3 steps to switch to long-acting CABENUVA.

READY

Verify coverage and costs

SET

Prepare for your treatment plan

GO

Begin long-acting CABENUVA

READY

Verify coverage and costs

If you’re prescribed CABENUVA, your doctor’s office and ViiVConnect will help you begin your switch to CABENUVA.

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Confirm insurance coverage

After submitting the enrollment form, your doctor's office will call you to discuss your insurance coverage and any potential out-of-pocket costs for CABENUVA.

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Be sure to ask about:

  • Your medication coverage
  • Co-pays for treatment appointments
  • Savings programs you may be eligible for

Visit ViiVConnect.com or call 844-588-3288 (toll-free), Monday-Friday, 8am-11pm (ET).

Your doctor's office can assist with any questions you have and help you follow up on any calls you may receive about your CABENUVA treatment.

SET

Prepare for your treatment plan

Before starting your CABENUVA injections, you and your doctor will set up your treatment plan and schedule your first appointment.

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You and your doctor will choose a Target Treatment Date for your ongoing appointments.

Choose a date that works for you regularly, as it's important to keep your appointments around this date.

Your doctor may have you take about a month of once-daily starter pills before your first injections to see how your body reacts to the 2 medicines in CABENUVA.

  • Expand for more about starter pills.

    Your free starter pills will be delivered to you or your doctor's office in a CABENUVA Welcome Pack, which includes a printed guide and 2 bottleseach containing 30 tablets of 1 of the medicines in CABENUVA:

    CABENUVA welcome pack
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    When you receive your Welcome Pack, confirm your next steps with your doctor's office before taking any starter pills.

    How to take your starter pills 

    You’ll begin taking your starter pills as directed, on the date you and your doctor have chosen. 

    For about a month, you’ll take each of your 2 starter pills:

    Pill icon

    Once a day
    (1 VOCABRIA & 1 EDURANT)

    Meal icon

    Around the same time—with a meal

GO

Begin long-acting CABENUVA

What to expect on your CABENUVA treatment day

You'll take your last dose of daily pills on the same day as your first CABENUVA injection treatment.

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During your appointment, a trained healthcare professional will give you 2 injections, 1 in each side of your buttocks. Each injection contains 1 of the 2 medicines in CABENUVA.

After your injections, your doctor may have you wait about 10 minutes to check for any reactions.

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After that, it should be fine to return to your daily activities, but always check with your doctor.

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After your injections, your doctor may have you wait about 10 minutes to check for any reactions.

After that, it should be fine to return to your daily activities, but always check with your doctor.

Look forward to your new routine

You'll get your CABENUVA injections on or around your Target Treatment Date, according to your treatment plan.

Your first and second injection appointments will be 1 month apart.
After that, you will begin your monthly or every-other-month regimen.

To help stay undetectable, it is important to keep your planned appointments. If you can't make your Target Treatment Date, be sure to contact your doctor right away.

Photograph of Mark

In my experience, I can get my injections during my lunch break—my doctor gets me in and out most days.

Mark

Stays undetectable
with CABENUVA

Results may vary.

In my experience, I can get my injections during my lunch break—my doctor gets me in and out most days.

Photograph of Mark

Mark

Stays undetectable with CABENUVA

Results may vary.

Questions about switching to CABENUVA? 

Your doctor is always your best source of information, and will help guide you through the process.

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