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Taking drugs on time

Roger Pebody

For HIV treatment to work well, you need to always take your pills at the right time, without missing any doses.

Taking anti-HIV drugs regularly will mean that there is always enough of the drugs in your body. This will keep HIV under control. Not taking drugs as prescribed can result in HIV being harder to treat in the future.

Click here to see our illustrated leaflet explaining the importance of taking drugs on time.

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Taking drugs on time

Published February 2012

Last reviewed February 2012

Next review February 2015

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  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.

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This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.