6 Reasons Why People Skip Their HIV Meds

We all know it’s important to take HIV medications every day, but let’s face it: It’s not always the easiest thing to do. Here are six key obstacles that can block the way between you and your meds – and tips on how to get past them.

By Kellee Terrell

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HIV Treatment Adherence

Treatment adherence includes starting HIV treatment, keeping all medical appointments, and taking HIV medicines every day as prescribed. For people with HIV, treatment adherence is key to staying healthy.

By AIDSinfo

Taking Your HIV Medication Every Day

Get answers to questions about why you should take your HIV medications daily, what to do if you miss a dose, and whether you have to keep taking HIV meds once your viral load is undetectable.

By HIV.gov

Taking Genvoya with milk instead of food

I take Genvoya in the morning. Is it ok to take Genvoya wth a glass of whole milk instead of food? Thanks.

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Follow up to Please help me decide if I should switch my combination therapy

Hi Dr. Thank you for answering my question. To answer your questions: When I started meds in 2008 I was on Truvada+Viramune and had about 2 changes after that to to other combos due to side effects and was off HAART before starting Tivicay and Descov...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Acriptega

I am starting a FDC of dolutegravir, 3TC and TDF. I was told to take it in the money. Should i eat something before taking? I surely have my supper at 7pm.

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Genvoya or Biktarvy

I have been positive since 2002. I have been on various regimens over time and my numbers have been good and even improved over time, but have had changes due to side effects. I am currently on Stribild and have osteopenia. My doctor would like me t...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

HIV Medicines and Side Effects

Key PointsHIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. Sometimes HIV medicines can also cause side effects. Most side effects from HIV medicines are manageable, but a few can be serious.Overall, the benefits of HIV medicines far o...

By AIDSinfo

Genvoya and CBD oil

I have been on Genvoya for 3 years and it has been great. My psychiatrist suggested CBD oil for anxiety with no THC. I have been taking it daily and I get relief I read that if you are in HIV Meds the CBD oil could interact and cause the meds not to ...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.