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Ask the Experts: Managing Multiple Conditions

June 12, 2017

A doctor, a pharmacist and a person who juggles multiple conditions reflect on the challenges and offer their best advice.

Immunodeficiency Clinic,
Toronto General Hospital

Over the past five or 10 years, HIV medication regimens have become much simpler and managing HIV is now much easier. As people with HIV get older, many experience health problems other than HIV. People with HIV tend to develop some other illnesses sooner and at a higher rate than people without HIV.

One of the biggest challenges for people who are managing multiple conditions is taking many medications. The problems of polypharmacy have already been well established among seniors. These include the increased risk of drug interactions, side effects and hospitalization, as well as the increased challenges of medication

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