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6 Factors to Consider Before Starting HIV Treatment

September 26, 2013

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A Strong Support System

Factor #5: A Strong Support System

Anyone taking HIV medications needs to maintain a strong and supportive network of friends, family and professionals. A variety of issues can arise when one might need help, such as experiencing strong physical side effects, needing moral support when things seem overwhelming, or finding assistance accessing the medications or making copayments. Physical health and stigma sometimes isolate people living with HIV, yet no one can manage it by themselves. A robust support system is essential.





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