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Switching to CABENUVA

Discover the 3-step process for getting on CABENUVA

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Stays undetectable
with CABENUVA
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Orlando
Stays undetectable
with CABENUVA
Results may vary.

For a better understanding of the process, watch the CABENUVA Conversations video, take a look at the 3 steps to getting started, and be sure to ask your doctor any questions that come up.

WATCH THE CABENUVA CONVERSATIONS

Hear five people discuss their unique experiences of switching from daily HIV pills to CABENUVA, from privacy concerns to treatment-day rituals.

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CABENUVA (cabotegravir 200 mg/mL; rilpivirine 300 mg/mL) extended-release injectable suspensions

 

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CABENUVA is a complete prescription regimen used to treat HIV-1 infection in people 12 years and older who weigh at least 77 pounds. It is used as a replacement for their current HIV-1 medicines when their doctor determines it’s right for them.

 

Remember to watch the complete video to see additional safety information.

 

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What is CABENUVA?

CABENUVA is a complete prescription regimen used to treat HIV-1 infection in people 12 years and older who weigh at least 77 lbs (35 kg), to replace their current HIV-1 medicines when their healthcare provider determines 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: carbamazepine; oxcarbazepine; phenobarbital; phenytoin; rifabutin; rifampin; rifapentine; dexamethasone (more than a single-dose treatment); St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum).

 

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

 

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The CABENUVA Conversations

 

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Steve

ViiV Healthcare paid the following Ambassadors for their time and expenses in sharing their unique experiences.

 

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Orlando

ViiV Healthcare paid the following Ambassadors for their time and expenses in sharing their unique experiences.

 

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Jayson

ViiV Healthcare paid the following Ambassadors for their time and expenses in sharing their unique experiences.

 

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Mark

All Ambassadors are living with HIV and taking CABENUVA at the time of filming.

 

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Karen

All Ambassadors are living with HIV and taking CABENUVA at the time of filming.

 

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All Ambassadors are living with HIV and taking CABENUVA at the time of filming.

 

MARK:

How long were you on HIV pills before you made the switch?

 

STEVE:

Yeah, I think I was about three years before I made the switch.

 

JAYSON:

I was on pills for 16 years.

 

MARK:

Well, I was on three HIV pills, and I was for over 10 years. I didn’t know that weighed on me so much until I didn’t have to do that anymore.

 

ORLANDO:

What I’ve gained since being on CABENUVA is like I know I focus more now on living life versus worrying about the HIV pill.

 

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Karen:

My biggest problem was I worked a lot. I had like, uh, several jobs. Taking HIV pills is not my thing. I'm forgetful. I will forget, and I missed some pills, and I worried.

 

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Adherence to HIV treatment is recommended to avoid becoming treatment resistant.

 

JAYSON:

Has anyone ever lost a pill or…or, you know, dropped one? I remember learning to make sure the stopper in…in the bathroom sink was…was…

 

KAREN:

Oh yeah.

 

JAYSON:

…down, so if it did fall…

 

KAREN:

Oh my God, yes.

 

JAYSON:

...you couldn’t lose it.

 

ORLANDO:

Like, oh God, it’s only a 30-day supply, now I’ve got to pick up the phone.

 

MARK:

One day I dropped it on the floor, and that thing rolled behind the fridge, and I thought, I'm pulling that fridge out, and dusting it off, and blowing it and still taking it ‘cause I wasn’t going to be out of sync. It was all that stress. When you were on HIV pills, did you ever feel to hide them from people?

 

STEVE:

It was always a concern if I was traveling. Uh, you know, are they going to discover my pill bottle, start asking questions. What’s this about? And like just cause like embarrassment.

 

ORLANDO:

When I was diagnosed, when I am trying to figure out dating, right? Oh gosh. We all know about that. He saw the pill bottle, and I didn’t realize that it was out. He already knew before I even had a chance. I had that same exact reaction that you just did.

 

KAREN:

I believe that CABENUVA can help. You have the control of who you want to tell and who you don’t want to tell.

 

JAYSON:

Not having to take a pill, not having that reminder every day for me is I get a break from 30 years of, you know, worried about it.

 

STEVE:

Did any of you have any fears in switching from like your HIV pills to CABENUVA?

 

JAYSON:

I had that a little bit, but I just talked to the doctor about it and just trusted the science.

 

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Orlando:

Going from the once daily to every other month, uh, it has just been such a rewarding experience for me.

 

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CABENUVA is given every other month or monthly by a healthcare provider as 2 injections, initially 1 month apart for 2 months. Attend all appointments.

 

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Steve:

I’m every other month, so it’s a relatively new experience still, but, um, I’m loving it.

 

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CABENUVA is given every other month or monthly by a healthcare provider as 2 injections, initially 1 month apart for 2 months. Attend all appointments.

 

STEVE:

I’ve definitely had occasions, too, where I’ve gone over to like visit a friend like for the day. You’re having a good time. You’re like, you know what? I’m just going to spend the night, and in the past you’d have to be like, oh, wait. I didn’t bring my pills. I got to go home. So that’s the kind of thing for me that I’ve had the more spontaneity.

 

JAYSON:

I like being able to just go away for the weekend. Like let’s just go away and not even have to think about it.

 

STEVE:

Does anyone have like a ritual on their injection day?

 

JAYSON:

To me, that’s a really…a really...it’s a good day. It’s a day to take care of my health.

 

STEVE:

Yeah. I like to treat myself a little bit too. I usually...I usually go out for actually breakfast after mine. I go to a nice, uh, little...like this French bistro I love in my neighborhood.

 

JAYSON:

When you’re going to see your healthcare provider, you know you’re getting a shot in your upper butt.

 

KAREN:

(Laughs) Right.

 

STEVE:

I wear something comfortable, something loose.

 

JAYSON:

Yes. Yeah, that’s a good point.

 

MARK:

I’ve been accused of matching my underwear to my socks.

 

ORLANDO:

I don’t have to worry about, oh Lord, where’s my pill?

 

STEVE:

Switching to CABENUVA is now like I go every two months without just having that daily reminder.

 

JAYSON:

Yeah, I would not want to go back to a pill every day, not unless I really had to. Yeah.

 

MARK:

There is an option now.

 

ORLANDO:

There is definitely an option. Oh, high five to that. I like the way you said (Clap) that.

 

JAYSON:

(Laughs)

 

ORLANDO:

I can plan more travel. Like I can go to the Amazon. You know what I’m saying? And I know I’m going to want to go probably right after I get the injection so that I can really enjoy myself for two months. I love you guys. (Laughs) I really do.

 

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Don’t receive CABENUVA if you’re allergic to its ingredients or if you’re taking certain medicines, which may interact with CABENUVA.

 

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CABENUVA contains cabotegravir and rilpivirine. Tell your doctor about any medicines or supplements you take.

 

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Serious side effects include allergic reactions, post-injection reactions, liver problems, and depression. If you have a rash and other allergic reaction symptoms, stop CABENUVA and get medical help right away.

 

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Tell your doctor right away about any symptoms you have while on CABENUVA. See a list of symptoms at CABENUVA.com.

 

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Tell your doctor if you have liver problems...

 

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Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions.

 

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…or mental health concerns and if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or considering pregnancy.

 

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Do not breastfeed if you take CABENUVA.

 

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Some of the most common side effects include injection-site reactions, fever, and tiredness.

 

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See the full list of risks and side effects in the Patient Information at CABENUVA.com.

 

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If you switch to CABENUVA, attend all treatment appointments.

 

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It’s important to receive CABENUVA as scheduled.

 

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Ask your doctor if CABENUVA is right for you.

CABENUVA (cabotegravir 200 mg/mL; rilpivirine 300 mg/mL) extended-release injectable suspensions

Please see additional Important Safety Information and full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information, on this web page.

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3 STEPS TO GETTING STARTED

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Verify coverage and costs

Before you talk to your doctor about beginning your switch to CABENUVA, call 1-844-588-3288 (toll free) Monday-Friday, 8AM-11PM (ET), to have a trained ViiVConnect Access Coordinator walk you through your insurance coverage and eligibility for savings or assistance programs. Click here to learn how to pre-check your coverage & costs.

SET

Prepare for your treatment plan

You and your doctor will choose a Target Treatment Date for your ongoing injection appointments and set up your first one. Before beginning injections, you may take about a month of starter pills to see how your body reacts to the medicines.

GO

Begin long-acting CABENUVA

You’ll get your injections on your Target Treatment Date, according to your treatment plan. To help stay undetectable,* it’s important to keep all planned appointments.

Undetectable means the amount of HIV in the blood is below the level that can be measured by a lab test. Results may vary. 

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