Working together helps your doctor find the right HIV treatment for you. One that can fit your life and your schedule. Here's how to work with your doctor at your next appointment.

Have an Honest Talk

Here are some topics you'll want to talk about:

  • Your daily routine and how HIV medicine can fit into it
  • Any other health conditions you have
  • Any medicines you are taking
  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • The importance of Adherence
  • Your work or school schedule
  • Your family life and living situation
  • Your social life, sex life, and if you smoke, drink, or use drugs

Testing, Testing

Your doctor will most likely order other tests as well. These tests are to see how HIV may be affecting you, and provide more information needed to choose a treatment.

Why does your doctor need so much information? It's because HIV is very complex. And, there are many approved HIV medicines. Every bit of information helps your doctor find the right combination for you.

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