The following are a few sample questions to think about and discuss with your doctor or health care professional.
What side effects will I have to deal with?
What does my regimen look like?
How long will my regimen last?
What's next if this fails?
What defines long term success?
What are the risks and benefits of starting treatments?
What kind of commitment does this mean?
Can I take HIV drugs and keep working?
What about sex?
Can I stop taking the drugs at some point in the future?
Your doctor should be willing to work with you on your HIV care and overall health care status. Remember that the doctor works for you. If you're not getting quality care, find a doctor who better fits your needs.