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 12: J'Mia Edwards
Home: Washington, D.C.
Summary: "A lot of people think I'm perfect, and I'm far from perfect." You may have seen J'Mia Edwards in the powerful documentary The Other City -- but being an inspiration to others doesn't make anyone immune to adherence challenges. J'Mia -- single mom of three, full-time student and counselor at an HIV organization for Washington, D.C., youth -- talks about how she gets support in her busy life. "I do everything that most everybody does -- probably do it 10 or 20 times better!"
Filmed and produced by Mark S. King.
Comment by: Gabrielle
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:33 am EST
Girl..take some advice from a woman who has had this for 20 years.. find time that is convenient for your body to take your meds. I used to do the same thing..miss times,pills...And let me tell you now it is NOT a good thing!! Cause now that I have taken ALL the medication that is to be taken for HIV my choices are limited. And yes my doctors and workers told me this would happen and I did not listen..Not to mention the fact where you work. How can you tell young adults and kids to be adherent and you are not? And yes been there also..worked for several AIDS organizations where I had to talk about adherence. Get your pill boxes,get a phone app where it will ring when its time to take your pills and PLEASE set you phone alarms also. my little friend HIV has been living with me since 1999 and I am 57 years old..Just some advice,take it or leave it.(PLEASE TAKE IT!!!)
Comment by: Shelia
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013 at 4:50 am EDT
I have been HIV since 2005 and I have not said anything with to my family. I am still with my husband and also is positive. I love the video, have to keep this to ourselves, because of how people (family members) will act around us
Comment by: Anonymous
Sun., Jun. 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm EDT
I have heard all great stories about the effectiveness of ARV'S but I still lost a relative to HIV. She use to take her meds religious but she lost the battle. I'm not sure any longer what to believe. I was her buddy, I watched the way she modified her lifestyle but she still lost it.
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