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Choosing a Drug Combination

Part of _A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment for People Living With HIV_

    I never really chose my meds; it was the doctor who did the choosing. ... Basically, she left the room, wrote out the prescription and put it in my hand. I wasn't even given any options. I didn't ask questions -- I figured the doctor knows what she's doing. I think I put too much faith in the doctor. There could be something out there that's better for me, but nobody's ever given me the chance to talk about it. \-- Gord
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    Your doctor and pharmacist should know \[about drug interactions\]. But, you have to tell them about all the drugs you're taking if you want them to help you. The same goes for your doctor when it's time to talk about street or recreational drugs. \-- Chantale
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    When deciding on my first combination, I was lucky because I had several options. I was worried about changes to my body and I wanted something that was simple to take ... At the beginning, I had weird dreams and my mood changed. Those side effects come back from time to time, but mostly I'm happy with my choice. \-- Ladidee
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