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When Did You Start HIV Meds? Stories Spanning Several Decades

April 22, 2013


Lillibeth G.

Lillibeth G., New York City; Diagnosed in 1992

My doctor started giving me many different meds until I found one, or five, that worked. When I started taking medications I did not adhere to my dose (another stupid choice ... it's difficult since you're not accustomed to taking so many pills daily). I became "MDR," which stands for multiple-drug resistance. It was very difficult; I was angry at myself for not adhering to the medication. I had to wait for a clinical trial that fit my criteria in order to participate (that experience was a horror, since you feel like you're running out of time).

Read Lillibeth's full story of starting HIV treatment.

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