June 19, 2012
Keeping up with HIV meds often means having to weave daily doses into a busy life. How do other HIVers do it? In each episode of this video series, we'll take a peek into the day-to-day routine of a person who's living with HIV, taking HIV meds, and dealing with situations that get in the way of adherence. Watch other videos in the series.
Episode 7: Petra Berrios and Efrain Carrasquillo
Ages: 51 and 48
Home: Bronx, N.Y.
Diagnosed: 1986 and 1990
"There's days that she's my rock," says Efrain Carrasquillo of his wife, Petra Berrios. She says the same about him; the couple met in 2004 and married soon after. Like anyone living with HIV, both have days when they're sick of taking HIV meds. They share tips they use to get through rough patches.
Filmed by Olivia Ford and produced by Mark S. King.
[Update 2/10/2014: Sadly, Petra Berrios passed away in October 2013. More about Petra is available in this message from CAI.]
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