When Did You Start HIV Meds? Stories Spanning Several Decades

When Did You Start HIV Meds? Stories Spanning Several Decades

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In the current era of HIV treatment that's both effective and tolerable, people's stories of starting HIV meds have changed considerably. HIV treatment usually comes with fewer side effects, fewer pills and the assurance that, if all else goes well, those meds will be a person's companion for a long, full life.

In the current era of HIV treatment that's both effective and tolerable, people's stories of starting HIV meds have changed considerably. HIV treatment usually comes with fewer side effects, fewer pills and the assurance that, if all else goes well, those meds will be a person's companion for a long, full life.

One thing is certain: Whether you took your first fistful of pills in the late 1980s or began last week with a single-pill regimen, starting HIV meds is a life-changing event. Many of our bloggers and community members have told their stories of starting treatment; here's what some of them had to say about it.