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

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The New Normal

Yeah, the holidays mess up your schedule. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't take your meds. As resident expert Ben Young, M.D., Ph.D., says: "People sometimes worry about hitting the bull's-eye every time, every dose. It's not necessary with today's medications." If you miss the regular time, don't beat yourself up over it, just take them!

"What is essential is to find the easiest, or most reliable, part of the day (or night) and stick with it (give or take a few hours). Try a pillbox, or clock reminder. Some folks use their email or text messages to help. Link taking your medication to a routine, daily activity: brushing teeth, checking email, going to the bathroom, eating, etc."

Read more advice from providers and people living with HIV on fitting HIV meds into your schedule.




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Comment by: dolores l (san francisco) Thu., Dec. 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm EST
i want to tell my story how i got got sick i dont want nobody to dont want i i did how i get my stoy out to heip
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