Q and A

Starting treatment

I’ve pregnant, do I need to take ARVs?

Can you take Acriptega in the morning?

Is Atrozia an ARV?

I was diagnosed with shingles and HIV – can I get a second opinion?

Can my CD4 and viral load show when I became HIV positive?

Did my husband only recently became positive with these CD4 and viral load results?

Do I need to take ARVs if I want to have a child?

How quickly does viral load drop on treatment?

Is it normal for VL to drop from 4 million to 200 but then increase again?

Can I take meds for pneumonia when using ARVs?

What are the side effects of ARVs?

I’ve started meds but I haven’t had any side effects, is this OK?

My CD4 has dropped slightly, am I OK?

My CD4 is 145, will it increase?

I’m undetectable but my CD4 is still low, why?

I feel dizzy when I take my meds, is this normal?

What are the pills marked with M171 and D100?

I’ve been losing weight, will I gain it back?

I’ve been off meds for nearly 3 years, can I restart?

Can I tell my boyfriend after being on meds for a month?

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