Other health conditions

Be sure to let your healthcare providers know…

  • if you have any risk factors for cardiovascular disease (such as smoking, high cholesterol levels, obesity, a parent or sibling who has had heart disease, or you use street drugs such as cocaine or amphetamines) because HIV and some HIV medications can increase your risk of heart disease. A good combination for you will avoid these drugs.
  • if you have hepatitis B or C or other liver problems, kidney injury, tuberculosis, depression or other mental and emotional health issues, as certain drugs may not be recommended.