DO I HAVE TO TAKE MY HIV
HIV MEDICATIONS?

DO I HAVE TO TAKE MY HIV MEDICATIONS?


Quite frankly... YES YES YES

EVERYDAY for the rest of yourself. You need to take your medications at the prescribed time and the prescribed amounts every day... NO EXCUSES...

IF...... You do miss a dose take it as soon as possible AND let your doctor know that you missed some doses. If you're not honest with your doctor, they can not provide you with quality health care that you deserve to get...

SO... you're only cheating yourself.

Never missing a dose is needed to keep the level of HIV virus in your body low as possible and your immune system as strong as possible.

If you stop taking your medications as prescribed, you give the HIV virus a chance to become stronger. The virus then becomes resistant to the medications that you've been taking and you'll have to start all over with a new combination that will still work.

CAUTION:

PEOPLE WITH HIV HAVE BECOME RESISTANT TO AN ENTIRE CLASS OF HIV MEDICATIONS BY MISSING DOSES AND THE VIRUS BECOMING RESISTANT!!

Because then you will have fewer choice in your next combination to keep the virus down and you alive!

So stick with it. Then you'll be glad for the extra options when your body really needs it.