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Stop Taking HIV Meds Because Too Expensive

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Stop takeing hiv meds!

I been haveing terable nasea for well over a year I started hiv meds about 1 1/2 years ago. The nasea has lead to a loss of a job and severe depression at this point I can't take it anymore dr had med on atripla but was so depressed she toke me...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Sorry to hear that you're having so much difficulty with your medications. Mild nausea isn't that uncommon after starting on medications, but usually resolves. If you're still having... Read more »

I stopped taking my HIV Meds

A series of misfortunes made me depressed and I also changed doctors. After my last doctors meeting... Read more »

I've stopped taking my meds

Hi there,I am a 39yo gay male. I have been HIV+ for over two years now. I started my treatment by... Read more »
Project Inform

Stopping HIV Meds May Double the Rate of Liver Fibrosis in Co-Infected

From a study reported in the April 24, 2011 issue of AIDS , people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C who stop taking their HIV meds run about a 2.5 times higher risk of liver fibrosis compared to those who don't interrupt their HIV regimens.... Read more »

A Day in the Life Video Series: Brooke Davidoff on Stopping Meds for Financial Reasons

Keeping up with HIV meds often means having to weave daily doses into a busy life. How do other HIVers do it? In each episode of this video series, we'll take a peek into the day-to-day routine of a person who's living with HIV, taking HIV meds, and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Should Fund HIV/AIDS Strategies "That Work," Not "Expensive Vaccine Research," Opinion Piece Says

The U.S. should invest in proven HIV/AIDS treatment, testing and prevention strategies and not in "expensive vaccine research that over 20 years has yielded little of promise other than discovering how not to make an AIDS vaccine," Homayoon Khanlou... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: Travel Expense Reimbursement Sees Increase in Arrival of HIV Patients

The number of HIV-infected people in India's Dakshina Kannada (DK) district who visit antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment centers has increased by 35 percent since January, when the Department of Health and Family Welfare and the Karnataka State... Read more »
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22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
almost 9 months ago. He has been in the best condition health wise since I've known him. 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with non hodgekins lymphoma. Prior to this, he was told he had AIDS and was taking aids meds since 2000.

Now, I am thinking... Read more »

medication, thinking to stop taking it:

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
What would happen if i decide to stop taking my medication that i am on, Combovir & Sustiva? Would i get really sick & the disease would progrest to the point that i would die?

Thanks. Read more »

Has anyone else stopped taking meds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just stopped medications after 3 years and numerous problems. Is there anyone else who has decided to stop? I am extremely frustrated and see this as the only relief right now.

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