When Starting HIV Treatment Is a Turning Point
Part of the Series My First Pill
June 25, 2014
My first pill was Atripla [efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC] and I took it Feb. 18, 2008. Still afraid of what it meant to start treating my HIV, I had no choice but to do so as I had a raging hepatitis B coinfection with a viral load of over a billion. It was a huge moment in my life, a turning point. I wrote this poem on that day:
What was your first pill? Whether it was AZT or Atripla, we want you to tell your story! Write out your story (between 200 and 1,000 words, please!) or film a YouTube video, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be posting readers' My First Pill stories here in our Resource Center on Starting HIV Treatment.
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