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Author Topic: Traveling to Argentina and Uruguay, Where to put the medication?  (Read 2164 times)

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Offline roy100

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Traveling to Argentina and Uruguay, Where to put the medication?
« on: December 04, 2010, 09:51:47 AM »
I don't know if this post belongs here, or in Living with HIV

Next March, I will be taking a trip ( alone ) to Argentina, and Uruguay. I think I deserve a vacation , and will take a mini-cruise also from Buenos Aires to Playas del Este, and Montevideo, and spend a week in Buenos Aires in an apartment just living as a local there.

I have read the new rules for flying are to carry with you only the medication needed for the air trip.The rest in your lugage.
I have read here, that one should carry  with you the whole medication in case that your luggage gets lost on the flight, or does not arrive in the plane with you.

What is normally done in this cases?
I don't want to loose my medication and end up missing doses, and ruin my vacation.

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Offline Cliff

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Re: Traveling to Argentina and Uruguay, Where to put the medication?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 10:12:34 AM »
I take it all in my carrying case and I generally take a few weeks extra supply in case of unknown risk that prevent me from coming home.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Traveling to Argentina and Uruguay, Where to put the medication?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 01:07:16 PM »
I carry everything in my carry on luggage, and like Clifford I always take extra in case of flight/weather delays.  I also always use the original bottles with the pharmacy prescription on it, just so nobody ever questions that I have a hundred hits of ecstasy in my luggage.
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Offline mecch

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Re: Traveling to Argentina and Uruguay, Where to put the medication?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 01:26:06 PM »
If you have enough medicine, put enough for your stay in your luggage and an equal amount in your carry on.  That way if one is lost you still don't have a problem.
Also travel with a current prescription for your medicine.  I think that should take care of any unlikely loss of medicine.
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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Traveling to Argentina and Uruguay, Where to put the medication?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 10:19:51 PM »
Argentina and Uruguay are pretty open minded when it comes to HIV.  No one will probably question you or treat you in a weird way cause they see you're taking AIDS meds.  Just make sure, as mentioned by Philicia, to take them in your carry-on (you'd also be mortified if your luggage was to get lost, even if only for one day as it just happened to me a couple of weeks ago, and your meds happened to be in it).

The prescription page that is given to you by the local pharmacy should do enough if you were to be questioned at all --which has never happened to me when I've been out of the country.
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Offline sensual1973

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Re: Traveling to Argentina and Uruguay, Where to put the medication?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 12:57:32 PM »
in a carry bag with you in the airplane,and you might want to take the prescription too just in case.
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Offline Hoover

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Re: Traveling to Argentina and Uruguay, Where to put the medication?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 10:47:15 PM »
We live in Central America and I say keep your meds  with you!
Things happen when traveling, keep your meds, a change of clothes and deodorant on you at all times.
If you have a prescription all the better.

Good luck and visit Costa Rica,
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Offline littleprince

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Re: Traveling to Argentina and Uruguay, Where to put the medication?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 03:46:33 AM »
It may be a good idea to keep your meds split between 2 bags ie backpack(carry on) and main bag. If you don't have at least one thing stolen when traveling South America then you're just not trying hard enough.


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