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Word on the Street: Advice on Adhering to HIV Treatment

June 14, 2012


Ed Viera, Jr.

Ed Viera Jr., New York, N.Y.; Diagnosed 1989

I put my meds right next to the coffee machine. Every morning, I can't miss it. I don't leave the house without having my cup of coffee, so I put the pillbox right there. Actually, I'm looking at it right now. I have it, in a place, on top of a jar, next to the coffee maker. No matter where I am in the apartment, I always see it. It's within eyesight at all times so I don't miss it. I don't have any kind of special tricks. I used to have a watch that would keep on beeping to remind me it's time to take this medication; it's time to take that one. I took the watch and threw it out the window.

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