The Art and Science of Treating HIV
Treating HIV, it has been said, is as much an art as it is a science. There is a certain amount of deftness and skill that your doctor and you must apply in order to achieve lifelong success in combating the virus. In addition to the question of when to start treatment, and what combination of meds to start with, there are a whole host of other considerations that must be taken into account as well. Am I ready to take the medications, as prescribed, every day for the rest of my life? Which treatment is best for me? Do I have other medical conditions that affect how I can take my drugs? Will they fit into my lifestyle? Do I have other problems, such as insufficient housing, inadequate health insurance, or substance abuse issues, which need to be looked at or dealt with first, before beginning treatment? Or are these issues now affecting my ability to remain adherent?View Full Article
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