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Author Topic: A pill once a week or twice ????  (Read 479 times)

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Offline rainbowstrike

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A pill once a week or twice ????
« on: October 17, 2019, 01:35:21 am »
Hello everyone so Im dating a guy who is hiv positive like myself but he takes his pill three times a week or just two times. When he told me this I worried a little, his doctor told him that Itís okay since he has been undetectable for several years. Im thinking wtf.
I think about skipping my pills a day and it gives me anxiety lol.

What do you think about this? Is it healthy? He says he ďbelievesĒ in the healthy benefits of weed LOL... he is on a 3 drug pill so Itís a one pill regimen. ???

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Re: A pill once a week or twice ????
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 04:15:15 am »
I think he is on the slow path for his HIV becoming resistant to some if not multiple meds he is on. How long it will depend also on the drugs taken, but he is on that path.
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Offline rainbowstrike

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Re: A pill once a week or twice ????
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 11:30:00 am »
Can I do something about it? Maybe I will talk to him about this but I donít know, this is so weird.

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Re: A pill once a week or twice ????
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 05:14:25 am »
In my experience not really, in reality, sounds like he deep down knows all of this and is just poorly justifying a bad choice. End of the day his choices are his, just look after yourself.
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Re: A pill once a week or twice ????
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 09:18:20 am »
Jim, of course, is absolutely correct and your friend is being enabled, presuming he is honest with you in saying that his doctor approves, by a rogue healthcare provider.

You could, I suppose, encourage your friend to check with another doctor.

It's important to understand, however, that drugs are approved to have the desired effects if they are administered as PRESCRIBED, which means the amount and frequency of dosage.

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