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Advice on Keeping Up With Your HIV Meds

Having a support system can help you address the obstacles that make it hard for you to stay on top of your medications. This section serves as your own cyber support group, dishing out some invaluable advice from people in the HIV community.

Remember, you are not alone!

Joe Ohmer

Taking Your HIV Meds Every Day: A Step-by-Step Video Guide

"The way you handle this next stage of your HIV is going to determine how well you live the rest of your life," says Joe Ohmer in this step-by-step video guide. He should know: Joe is living with HIV himself and as an HIV treatment adherence peer educator in a busy clinic, it's his job to help others learn to stick to their meds. In this helpful video, he not only talks about but shows you key tools to keep in mind when you plan for taking HIV meds.

Advice on Adherence

Word on the Street: Advice on Adhering to HIV Treatment

Staying on top of your treatment everyday is not an easy task. Annoying side effects, being disorganized and the hustle and bustle of life can stand in your way. So we took to the streets to ask HIV experts and people living with HIV about why adherence is important and for strategies on how to ensure that you remember to take your meds.

Ben Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Talking to Your Health Care Provider About HIV Treatment Adherence Issues

One of the most important allies you can have is your own HIV care provider (HCP) -- the person who prescribes your meds, keeps track of your lab tests and is your go-to person on HIV-related medical issues. But you have to do your part as well. If you want your treatment to work, you and your health care team have to work as partners. The more your team knows about any problems you might have with adherence -- all of your problems -- the more likely it is that they can help. This doctor discussion guide will get you ready for your next appointment.

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FAQs About Treatment Adherence

If you have a lot of questions, you better believe so does everyone else. Take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about adherence. Each one comes from TheBody.com's Ask the Experts Forums.

Reasons People Skip Meds

Six Reasons Why People Skip Their HIV Meds

Taking your medication every day as prescribed isn't the easiest thing to do. And anyone who says otherwise is lying. The reality is that everyday life brings with it obstacles that can block the way between you and your meds. Peruse this slideshow for a quick rundown of some of the common reasons why people skip their meds.

Reasons People Skip Meds

'Tis the Season for Adherence: Holiday Tips for Living Well With HIV

The holidays can be a bowl of mixed nuts: sweet, salty, highly caloric, and not always as satisfying as we'd like. At the top of the to-do list for many people living with HIV during the holidays? Adherence. Thankfully, no one out there has to go at it alone: Plenty of people have to go through the holiday season with HIV. If you're worried about ending up on the naughty list for lack of adherence during this challenging time, we have a few tips to remind you how to make your health the best present of the season.

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