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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin HIV Treatment


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9. What if it doesn't work?

As good as today's HIV medications are, it's possible that, for one reason or another, your first regimen might not work for you. Maybe you'll find you are missing doses regularly. Or maybe your lab tests will show that your viral load isn't dropping as much as it should. Or maybe some side effect will emerge that makes you want to just say no to treatment.

When you're researching your first regimen and discussing it with your doctor, why not consider your second, just-in-case regimen, too? In fact, it's a good idea to always have a plan B in mind.

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