Adherence

Adherence

Taking meds daily at the right time can keep up undetectable. For some people, after awhile that/those pill/pills can get frustrating. Have you or had you, ever decided to stop taking your meds? If you stopped, are you still off them? If you stopped and restarted, what made you restart? Have you ever thought about it but never did it?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Ive been through 32+ years of this and yes it got tiresome when you take these meds. I took a year off. I went from undetectable with T-cells over 900 to full blown AIDS. I ended up in ICU with pneumonia. A new Dr and all new meds. Your body grows immune to the previous ones sometimes. There's a text they can do that showed I couldn't go back on the previous ones. So I had a limited list for the next cocktail blend. I clawed my way back, embracing all the side effects to get myself back to undetectable. I was down to less than 100 lbs. I lost muscle mass and nearly died. The bottom line is its not worth it. I know the urge to take a holiday but the end result could have long lasting consequences. It literally took my body years to get back to 100%. It's risky to take the break. I cannot tell anyone what to do, but I will tell you it might not end well. I can't take the choice from you, but if you risk it be ready for the consequences of your own actions.

posted 3 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I'm Have Hiv since I was 16+a half to 17, that was back in the very early 80's, I'm still here Thank the Lord, I'm 52 now, I've had a great life, I ha 've 3son's and two granddaughters, wow I never thought I'd see 18 let alone 52+ to be so healthy.Most of my friends and aquaintances have all passed many years ago, I Thank the Lord Daily for keeping me alive💓💕💞

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Haven’t missed a pill since I started ART last year. In my mind, it’s like insulin. Necessary. Inconvenient some times but necessary

posted 3 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

StevenRich I had a problem with this so I reached out to nephrologist and he told me to go to a dialysis center and take a class. It saved my kidneys and they gave me my life back.

posted 3 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

My pharmacy provides my monthly medications in a 4 week tray system. Every pill is in the proper place for me to take them.
I rarely miss a dose unless i've overslept.
This has allowed me to be undetectable for over 15 years and my t-cells hover around 1,300.

posted 3 months ago
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