[+] MANAGING YOUR
HIV TREATMENT ROUTINE

Once you start on HIV medicine, it's important to commit to a routine and come up with a plan that works for you.

ALWAYS TAKE
HIV TREATMENT
EXACTLY AS PRESCRIBED

If you skip or miss taking your HIV medication, it could make your HIV resistant and much harder to treat. That's why it's so important to take your treatment as prescribed. Always talk to your healthcare provider before you skip or stop taking your medication.

If you skip or miss taking your HIV medication, it could make your HIV resistant and much harder to treat. That's why it's so important to take your treatment as prescribed. Always talk to your healthcare provider before you skip or stop taking your medication.

TIPS FOR TAKING HIV MEDICINES

1.

Keep your medication in the same place so it is easy to find.

2.

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

3.

Bring your medication with you if you're going to be away from home.

4.

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

TIPS FOR TAKING HIV MEDICINES

1.

Keep your medication in the same place so it is easy to find.

3.

Bring your medication with you if you're going to be away from home.

2.

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

4.

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

HIV MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS

If you think you are experiencing a side effect after starting your HIV medicines, talk with your healthcare provider. HIV medicines have side effects, but most can be managed with your healthcare provider’s help. What’s really important when you’re taking your medicine is to keep track of side effects you’re having and tell your healthcare provider about them—especially if the side effects are bothering you so much that you want to stop taking your medicines.

Use the list below to talk to your healthcare provider about side effects.

Side Effects:

When you take HIV medication, have you noticed that you:

  • Have frequent diarrhea?
  • Often feel dizzy?
  • Often have an upset stomach?
  • Have frequent headaches?
  • Feel tired a lot?
  • Have trouble sleeping?
  • Skip taking your HIV medication to avoid a side effect?

If you experience anything on the list or have any other side effects, it's very important to tell your healthcare provider about it.

Screenshot this list with your smartphone to use when talking to your healthcare provider.

This list does not replace the advice of your healthcare provider. Please partner with your healthcare provider to determine the best treatment regimen for you.

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