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Word on the Street: Advice on Adhering to HIV Treatment

June 14, 2012


Ed Perlmutter

Ed Perlmutter, Boston, Mass.; Diagnosed 2006

Making it part of a routine and a ritual of sorts has helped me to take my meds consistently. I take my meds at night, say my prayers and go to sleep.

What helps me to keep them organized is one of those little pill pour containers. Every Saturday, I take my vitamins and my cocktails and I portion them out for each day of the week. So, when it's time to take everything, I take them all together and gulp like 12 pills at a time. That way my meds are not separated from my other pills. This method is so much better than opening a lot of bottles.

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