When you get to those moments, where you get to a point where you’re really frustrated, you don’t want to take the medication anymore, or you’re just feeling kind of worn out by the whole process because it’s been a number of years, and you’re over it for lack of a better word, reach out to some of the online resources like Thrive SS, or He is Valuable or other community based organizations.
Talk to someone that’s going through the same process. Again, you’re not doing this alone. You’re not the only person who’s struggling with these feelings. Don’t feel isolated or by yourself about this. It’s hard not to sometimes but remember that other people are living through the same thing as well. Other people, the stuff that you’re going through right now, other people have already gone through or other people are already going through right now. So reach out to them and get some advice because it may be the boost of strength you need to carry on and maintaining your health.
Dr. David Malebranche, MD, MPH, a clinician-researcher specializing in HIV, gives the lowdown on all things HIV care and treatment in the latest installment of the #AskTheHIVDoc video series.