HIV/Aids

Question
Posted by: Zama | 2017/04/19

Q.

Adherence to medication

I have done a bit of research on medication adherence because my boyfriend is not adhering to his medication.He is newly diagnosed only been on meds for close to two months. he doesn't care really he drinks it every night however he likes. I have tried to encourage him to have a routine for taking medication on time etc that is not helping. I don't want to be harsh on him but he acts like HIV is his cousin. I want to bring the topic of resistance to meds due to not adhering, limited HIV meds if treatment fails, how undetectable viral load will benefit our sexual relationship etc. Without sounding harsh how do I bring this across. I am HIV negative don't know how it's like to infected just an affected partner who needs some advice. I am trying all my best to help him to get well reduce smoking , drinking and preparing healthy meals for him, but he blows it off by being inconsistent with meds. It's tiring that I choose to stay with him regardless of my negative status but again apparentlyhe doesn't listen to me because I am negative??. How can I approach this . Your expert advice will be appreciated.

Expert's Reply

A.

HIV/Aids expert
- 2017/04/27

Please email me sindi@drsindi.co.za

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