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When Is It Time To Take Hiv Meds

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How timely do HIV meds need to be taken

Hi, I'm newly diagnosed,and I've not yet started on any meds. I travel a lot with work. Often spending months at a time in different countries and time zones. Do I have to take my meds at the same time always, ie midnight in NY, but 5 am...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Good question. If you are taking Atripla, a pill that has three medicines that have a long half life,or a boosted protease, you may have a little lead way when you travel. When I travel across oceans, I may take one dose of pills earlier than I... Read more »

Scared!! Long time use of HIV med can cause death?

Good evening Doctor!!! Currently I'm a healthy undetectable lad. The med I've been on for... Read more »

if one is wrongly diagnose three times and take hiv meds

Doc if one is diagnose three times and test prove false positive of HIV+ and put on HIV medications... Read more »

New Health Plan? 5 Tips on How to Get Your HIV Meds on Time

If getting your HIV medications on time through your new health insurance plan worries you, you may have to take a more active role in making sure you get your meds into your hands. With many people in the U.S. changing to new plans under the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

To Manage Your HIV, Quit Smoking or Take Your Meds on Time, There's an App for That

There seems to be an app for almost everything these days, and managing your health and HIV is no exception. Let's face it: Not everyone can afford a smartphone and not everybody wants one, but if you're the proud owner of one of these hand-held... Read more »

Garbo Chang on Taking HIV Meds From 9-to-5 to Vacation Time (Video)

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

Moscow Times Examines How Drug Shortages in Russia Are Leading Doctors to Prescribe Replacement HIV/AIDS Meds to Patients

In Russia, some patients living with HIV/AIDS, whose regular drug therapy was replaced by "another, less preferable drug," are bringing lawsuits against state-run treatment centers in the hopes of returning to their preferred drug regimen, the ... Read more »
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Experience sought with med starting times...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Have you started meds early in infection or later after an OI, low CD4? Can you share experience? Trying to figure best time to begin and what are advantages and disadvantages of starter sooner or later?

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Starting meds for the first time.

Posted by glowstixboyoh, 15 Replies
Hi everyone. I am a little angry right now. I was diagnosed poz on march first of this year. I just got my lab results back and people think I should start meds. Its seems to them the virus is newly aquired, but it also looks like my immune... Read more »

Time To Change Meds ?

Posted by riverprincess, 2 Replies
Now for the 20 years that I've been on meds I think if I recall correctly I've changed meds 3 times. And it seems that it may be getting close to changing again. Why you ask? When do we know it's time? Well I'be been on Atripla , which is an... Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »