10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin HIV Treatment
By Heidi Nass; edited by Myles Helfand From TheBody.com
5. Who will I tell about my regimen?
Never underestimate the power of support: Hearing a friendly "Have you taken your meds today?" can go a long way toward keeping you on the right path. Sure, it might get old, but it's nice to have someone else paying attention, especially on those days you might not be.
It also can be surprisingly nice to have someone to talk to about your medications. Plus, you'll likely be glad to have an extra pair of eyes and ears in treatment discussions with your doctor -- or even just noticing how you're doing.
Comment by: Froggy
Sun., May. 12, 2013 at 7:17 am EDT
Now just one question. What is the longest anybody has lived with no treatment ? A CD 4 count ranging from an absolute 4 and up to 12 ? I was told that with my counts something would kill me soon. I needed treatments.
I refused and have not taken them. That was in 97. Today my count is 12 and I am alive and well.
Comment by: Ben
Tue., May. 14, 2013 at 9:09 am EDT Good for you! Medications should be left for last. If u feel good and you CD4 count is fine, why should you start! I do prefer the medications, once i dropped to 250 and my dr. told me to start but i refused and started to take better care of myself and the next test was 475. O_o
This medications stuff is all business.
Comment by: Anonymous
Fri., May. 10, 2013 at 11:39 pm EDT
I don't think I'll ever be in the right mind set with taking HIV meds. I was diagnosed on 7-3-12 and I started meds because I was told and I had side effects up until last month. I've switched Drs who have switched my meds but I haven't started them. I probably won't go back on meds until my CD4 drops. Since I've been off my meds I feel a lot better.
I'm not good taking meds, I wasn't a fan of always popping pills.
Comment by: Chicie
Wed., Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:22 pm EST
Odd that a gay-oriented blog like AdvanceIndiana has had absolutely nhitong to say about the controversies swirling around ENDA.Of course, it should be noted that all four Hoosier Republican Congressmen are adamantly opposed to any form of ENDA whatsoever - no L, no G, no B and especially above all: no T!
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