Your Guide to HIV Treatment
If you experience side effects
“I’m still on my second cocktail and other than a kickass bout of depression... which resulted in me switching regimens, I’ve had no side effects. My viral load has been undetectable since a few months after starting treatment.”
If your HIV treatment is successfully suppressing your viral load but you experience side effects, talk with your doctor about what you’re experiencing.
Many side effects disappear after a few days or weeks. Others can be managed through over-the-counter medications or by changing the time of day when you take your drugs. Your doctor and pharmacist will likely have suggestions. Your doctor may suggest changing your treatment to one that will hopefully give you fewer side effects or none at all.
- A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects for People Living with HIV – CATIE's guide to common side effects associated with HIV drug treatment.
- A Practical Guide to a Healthy Body for People Living with HIV – CATIE’s in-depth guide to preventing and managing multiple health conditions.