Q and A


Can I change the time when I take my meds?

I’ve been taking my meds for a while. My viral load is undetectable. Is it OK if I change the time that I take them? I want to change from 8pm until 9pm.


Thanks for getting in touch.

Its perfectly fine to change the time that you take your meds from 8pm until 9pm. This won’t have any effect on your HIV, nor viral load.


  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Frank,

    Yes you can do this, it won’t be an issue.

  2. Frank

    I’ve been taking my tablets at 8am, can I shift and start taking them at 7am? just one hour back.

  3. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Mary,

    Please see Q’s 6, 9 and 14 here:

  4. mary

    please help me my husband is HIV positive and am HIV negative and I want children, is it possible to have children and remain negative? if yes Please what drugs can I take to remain negative? . please help me am so so scared. thank you. hoping to hear from you soon.

  5. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Esther.

    Are you currently on medication? If you are what are you taking?

  6. Esther

    I’m HIV positive and I’m pregnant one month which medicine I’m sirpose to use to prefect my baby

  7. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Vuyo,

    ARVs should be taken at a time that works well with your lifestyle as they aren’t meant to make your life complicated.

    With Tribuss its recommended to take them before going to sleep. If this means in your case taking them in the morning, then yes try this.

    If your shift pattern changes you may wish to think about taking a different type of ARV. One that doesn’t contain efavirenz.

  8. Vuyo

    Can i change time of taking tribuss from night to morning because im working night shifts and i dont cooperate at work


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