What meds are out there?
Types of Drug Treatments
I'm young - why should I take meds?
If I eat lots of fruits and veggies can I stay healthy without meds?
Are there side effects to the meds?
If the side effects get too much to handle - can I stop taking my meds?
I don't have enough to buy my meds!
How do I remember to take my meds?
What's the big deal about stopping and starting my meds when I want?
I heard I can die if I mix recreational drugs and my medication - is that true?
I heard there is a drug you can take to get rid of HIV, is this true?

If I eat lots of fruits and veggies can I stay healthy without meds?

Eating properly is definitely great for your general health – but HIV meds help slow the HIV virus down so your immune system stays strong.

To stay healthy you should also try to:

  • Eat regularly and getting healthy food as much as possible.
  • Take a multivitamin and/or other supplements.
  • Get enough sleep: 7 to 9 hours per night.
  • Do regular exercise, such as walking, swimming, cycling, or taking an aerobics class
  • Keep your stress level low

Just doing these things can make a big difference! Your immune system can get stronger and you will feel better overall.

 
 
 
 
Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto Positive Youth Outreach CATIE