July 4, 2013
Hearing the stories of other PHAs can be a great help for someone facing the decision to start HIV treatment. In CATIE's new video series "Starting HIV Treatment: Personal Stories," three PHAs talk about what it was like for them to start treatment. Each story is unique and shows the interplay of the many realities of living with HIV. For example, Kerrigan went on treatment when she became pregnant. When Silke started, she was surprised at how quickly she adjusted and how easy her regimen is. And André talks about the first time he took his meds in public and some of the tricks he has developed to remember his daily dose.
The three videos, each about 10 minutes, are offered in their original language with subtitles. Watch them to learn about the issues these PHAs faced, and share them with people who are considering HIV treatment.