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Side effects

References

This page links to references for the i-Base treatment guides and Pocket ART leaflets Each resource is based on UK and international treatment guidelines, plus additional research studies. The same references are used for both the small pocket size leaflet …

Quotes

The Pocket guides include small quotes about different aspects of HIV treatment. These quote from HIV positive people or community advocates were edited from longer quotes used in the full i-Base guides. Thank you to everyone who agreed to let …

Side effects

ART (HIV treatment) uses very effective drugs with a low risk of side effects You and your doctor can choose and change ART – so that you have the best quality of life. If side effects occur, they are usually …

Talk – essential to getting the best care

It sounds obvious but talking is important This is still the most direct way for your doctor to understand how you are feeling. This includes anything that you are worried about. Mild side effects are sometimes easy to manage but …

Diary

Keeping a side effect diary for a few weeks can help in many ways. It can show a pattern to the symptoms that you otherwise were not aware off. It might show more accurately how the symptoms are affecting your …

Switching – nearly always an option if you have side effects

Switching treatment is much easier than most people think. ART is usually made up of a combination of three active drugs. If one or more of these drugs are causing side effects there are usually alternatives that you can try. …

QoL – Quality of Life

QoL stand for Quality of Life As ART is hopefully going to keep you alive for a long time. you want to make sure your quality of life is good. Advice for a healthier lifestyle advice is just as important for HIV …