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Patient Stories | SYMTUZA® (darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide)

Danny's Story

Danny, a patient on treatment, shares stories about dancing and receiving emotional support.

SUPER:

Danny is an actual SYMTUZA® patient. Danny has been compensated by Janssen. This is not medical advice.

DANNY:

As an artist,
the stage is my second home.

When I’m on the stage,
I’m the queen of the world.

My name is Danny,
I’m 33 years old and I live in Boston.

I was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia.

The drag queens and the transgender community there is very stigmatized and I grew up thinking the same bad stereotypes.

When I come to the United States,
I was working with this group and they did this competition and they asked me to dress up to do a performance for the Ms. Colombia.

And I won,
I won Ms. Colombia and that just give me life.

That is how Dayana was born.

When I was diagnosed with HIV,
I was so scared.

I was scared about how my family would react.

But, I received a lot of love.

And that was beautiful.

It’s normal to struggle,
it’s normal to feel down.

So that’s why it’s important to have emotional support.

The diagnosis was an opportunity to take care of myself,
to move forward in life.

Performing as Dayana,
it helped me to move forward with my visibility as a person living with HIV.

She makes me feel powerful.

Yeah, Dayana is freedom.

Danny, thank you.

For giving me life.

Pretty sure that we both can just get far far,
and just achieve whatever we want.

I has been undetectable and I’m still undetectable.

SUPER:

Undetectable is defined as <50 copies/mL.

DANNY:

Before I was in some other treatments.

The biggest reason to change was the number of pills that I was taking a day.

SUPER:

Take SYMTUZA® (darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide tablets 800mg/150mg/200mg/10mg) one time a day with food.

Do not miss a dose of SYMTUZA®.

DANNY:

SYMTUZA® is convenient for me because it’s one pill.

One time a day is perfect.

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