Do you think you can adhere to HIV meds, If you were HIV positive?

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    Jan 12, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
    I have a friend who is HIV positive and has not been able to tolerate his HIV meds, I've explained the importance of taking his meds, but he has such problems with the side effects, I can't convince him. I know it's easier said than done, he maybe dealing with other issues like denial...
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    Jan 12, 2010 9:06 PM GMT
    The chances are high I would do exactly the same thing! Funny part of my job is to hand out medications. yet I'm the worst person on earth to take them myself. If I get divers side effects from them, in the bin they go. For me life is all about qulity not quantity.
  • auryn

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    Jan 12, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    If he can't tolerate the side effects, he needs to have a serious talk with his health care provider. If he can't trust that person's advice, then he needs to get another Doctor immediately.

    Once we are on our meds, it's best to stay on them.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Jan 13, 2015 4:25 AM GMT
    Auryn saidIf he can't tolerate the side effects, he needs to have a serious talk with his health care provider. If he can't trust that person's advice, then he needs to get another Doctor immediately.


    This.