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Author Topic: Travelling with HIV  (Read 724 times)

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Offline Zenyata

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Travelling with HIV
« on: January 28, 2019, 10:28:45 pm »
Hello all,

Iíve been recently diagnosed in the last six months and wondering if anyone has any advice for travelling with my medication? Iím going to japan for two and a half weeks and I donít believe there are any restrictions.

Should I carry a letter from my doctor ? If I carry my pills in my carry on luggage will I get any grief at the airport ? Health insurance also seems to be a bit of a pain..

Any advice is appreciated :)

Offline bocker3

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Re: Travelling with HIV
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 06:39:32 am »
I travel a fair bit and over the last 13+ years that I've been taking meds, I have NEVER had an issue at an airport. 
Personally, I don't bother with a letter from my doc and I don't take my prescription bottles, I simply fill one or two weekly pill boxes. 
Others do take letters and/or take the meds in their original prescription bottle.

However - I would NEVER, EVER, EVER, put my meds in checked luggage -- too great a risk of it going missing and then, well -- you are in trouble.  Keep them with you in your carry on.

Happy travels,
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Offline daveR

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Re: Travelling with HIV
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 07:06:46 am »
Here is a link to a website that will indicate the requirements of most countries.


I travel a lot, pills always in my hand baggage as Mike says, not worth the risk of loosing them. Never had an issue.


Offline BKKKevin

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Re: Travelling with HIV
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 08:19:13 pm »
I travel a lot in Asia and have never been asked about my meds... One suggestion is to have meds in two places (with you - not checked) in case one carryon gets lost... I have a pocket pill box that hold a weeks worth of pills and another box that hold two weeks worth in my carryon bag...

Offline Zenyata

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Re: Travelling with HIV
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 07:04:37 pm »
Thank you all so much :)

Offline Mojito

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Re: Travelling with HIV
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 03:59:45 pm »
I recently travelled to Europe for 5 months with my 5 month supplies of medicine. Though i also carried prescription from my doctor, no one asked.


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