Choosing the Best Combination for Me
Part of A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment for People Living With HIV
Here are some questions to consider when choosing a drug combination. You may not know all the answers, so you might want to look at this list with your doctor.
To help answer some of these questions, here is a table that lists some factors that might affect your treatment options. (Again, don't hesitate to discuss these with your doctor.)
Managing Your Health -- a guide for people living with HIV
Practical Guides for People Living with HIV -- CATIE's practical guide series contains extensive information about a holistic approach to treating HIV. See:
In-depth Fact Sheets on antiretroviral drugs and supplements
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Drug Access Programs -- information about drug coverage and benefit programs in Canada can be accessed on CATIE's website at www.catie.ca/eng/Publications/drugaccess/drugaccessIndex.shtml.
The Positive Side -- health and wellness magazine for people living with HIV, with articles such as:
Look in the e-zine index for more (www.positiveside.ca).
These and many other relevant resources can be accessed on CATIE's website (www.catie.ca) or by calling CATIE at 1-800-263-1638. Other websites with reliable information on HIV treatment:
This article was provided by Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange. Visit CATIE's Web site to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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