Scheduling doses

It is important to choose a treatment that fits well with your schedule. For example, many HIV drugs do not have food requirements but some should be taken with food and others, on an empty stomach. Talk to your healthcare provider about how your treatment can fit with your lifestyle. Today HIV treatment is easier to take than ever before. Many people take only one pill a day. There is also now an injectable treatment that is given every month or two.

Know your lifestyle and habits and don’t be afraid to talk about them with your doctor. This could help identify the treatment that will best fit your life. And don’t lose sight of why you are taking HIV treatment. The pleasures of the days and years to come make the little hassles worthwhile.