HIV DAILY MEDICATION CHALLENGES FACED BY SOME PLHIV
"Of course it is important for those of us living with HIV to take our medication regularly, but antiretroviral treatment can have profound unseen effects on day-to-day quality of life, beyond physical concerns. Mental distress may be one related challenge. where daily medication may trigger uncomfortable memories or simply serve as a reminder of an HIV diagnosis. It's important to acknowledge these effects and how they might impact our treatment adherence so we can work with our healthcare providers on solutions."
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