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Adjusting to Life on HIV Treatment: Tips From Experts


Bethsheba Johnson, G.N.P.-B.C., A.A.H.I.V.S.

Bethsheba Johnson, G.N.P.-B.C., A.A.H.I.V.S.

Associate Medical Director, St. Hope Foundation, Houston, Texas

Remember that this is a lifetime commitment. It is not like taking a course of antibiotics and then you're done. You should take them as they are prescribed in order to stay alive and have the best quality of life possible. Although you may feel good and look good now, stopping the medication without your health care provider's input is a dangerous idea. If you have side effects, remember they will usually resolve over a period of two to four weeks. Try to hang in there so that you don't become a hot mess.

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