Different medicines can cause different side effects which may be short-term, long-term or due to drug-drug interactions. These may be the result of the drugs being used to treat HIV – not because you’re doing anything wrong.
To ensure your treatment is the best possible option for you, it’s important that you don’t hide or ignore anything you’re experiencing. If you do experience side effects from your HIV medication remind yourself that it’s not your fault. Most can be managed with help from your healthcare team, so you don’t have to put up with them.