Sharing HIV meds?

We’re used to sharing with your friends, so why not share HIV meds? Dr. Demetre explains why taking someone else’s HIV medications is a bad idea for both of you.

Bottom line, sharing HIV medication is not a good idea. If you’re taking someone else’s medicine, it means that they’re not taking them. And they need to take that medicine to keep themselves healthy. Also, a medical provider needs to monitor you if you’re taking HIV medications and find the best treatment plan that’s specific to your body.

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#AskTheHIVDoc is a video series from Greater Than AIDS featuring top HIV doctors providing answers to commonly-asked questions about HIV prevention, testing and treatment.

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