Q and A


I’ve missed my meds for 5 days, can I restart?

My mother hasn’t been feeling too good. She stopped taking her meds for 5 days, is it OK for her to restart?


Thanks for getting in touch.

Yes you’re mother can restart taking her medication- in fact it’s important that she does.

As she’s just been off meds for 5 days, her viral load should still be OK.

If your mother is unwell in the future, it’s important that she continues to take her ARVs. If she stops and starts there could be issues with resistance.


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