How to Talk to Your Doctor About Changing HIV Treatment


Sarah Lewis, PharmD

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Today’s HIV treatment regimens are more effective than ever. In fact, it’s common for treatment regimens to lower viral load to undetectable levels for extended periods. For many people, this means HIV is more like a chronic disease.

Like other long-term conditions, a change in therapy may eventually be necessary. There are various reasons for needing to change your HIV treatment. In some cases, test results or drug interactions may prompt a change. But there are also times when your personal needs push you toward a different regimen. Don’t hesitate to talk with your doctor about trying something new if you’re experiencing any of the following issues:

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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 13, 2016

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