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Starting HIV TREATMENT

Get into a routine

Taking HIV medication needs to be part of your everyday life, so talk to your healthcare provider and come up with a plan that works best for you.

5 TIPS FOr
TAKING
HIV MEDICINES

1. Make them easy to find—always keep your medication in the same place.

2. Use a pillbox with the days of the week, so you can see whether you've taken your medication for the day.

3. Set an alarm or get an app for your phone that reminds you to take your medication, and take it the same time every day.

4. Have your medication with you if you're going to be away from home when you're supposed to take it.

5. Refill your medication on time so you don't have to miss a dose.

HIV MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS

If you think you are experiencing a side effect after starting your HIV medicines, talk to your healthcare provider—they can help you manage most of them. If the side effects are hard to deal with or bad enough that you want to stop taking your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider right away.

If you're already on HIV treatment and think you may be having side effects, use this checklist.

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Side Effects And Talking to Your Healthcare Provider

Side Effects And Talking to Your Healthcare Provider