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Long-term survivor and travel
Apr 11, 2013

I am a long-term survivor (28 years with HIV) and now have an opportunity to travel deep into Mexico. I want to take this chance but I'm wondering what are the concerns I should address traveling to other countries?

Response from Mr. Vergel

Go ahead and explore!

Make sure you keep your mediations in their original bottles with your name and label on it.

Buy a water treating device like this one in case that you do not access to safe water: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Make sure you count your pills before your trip so that you do not run out of them while gone.

I like taking with me additional "in- case" medications like Imodium (for diarrhea) ,Prilosec (spicy food), ibuprofen, Claritin, melatonin (to sleep), and Flagyl (in case of a stomach bug).

You can download a translation app into your phone to make it easier on you if you have problems with the language. Tripadvisor also has a great app for travelers with city guides, etc

I also love belts like this one to hide money and a passport: Security/ Hidden Money Belt

Have a great trip. I love Mexico. It is a gorgeous country and people are amazing there.

Nelson



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