Real Talk
What to say to your doctor

Talking openly with your doctor can help you find an HIV-1 regimen that is best for you. Here are some questions to take to your next appointment to help get the conversation started.

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I feel that I have a very good relationship with my healthcare team because any questions that I have...I get a good answer; something that I understand is not, you know... ‘doctor talk.’ It’s open and it’s honest and it’s down to earth.
–Jeannette

*Real patient with HIV-1 taking TRIUMEQ as of 2014 or later. Individual results may vary. Individual compensated for her time by ViiV Healthcare.

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*Real patient with HIV-1 taking TRIUMEQ as of 2014 or later. Individual results may vary. Individual compensated for her time by ViiV Healthcare.

GENERAL QUESTIONS TO ASK

  • Is a once-daily treatment right for me?
  • Can I take it whenever I want?
  • How will my medication fit into my lifestyle?
  • Do I have to take my medication with food?
  • I take medicine for other things, too. Can I still take this HIV medication?

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS TO ASK IF YOU’RE
CURRENTLY ON HIV-1 TREATMENT:

  • When should I talk to my doctor about my current HIV treatment?
  • If I change HIV-1 medication, can I go back to my previous medication if the new one isn’t working?
  • How is this new HIV-1 treatment different from the medication I am currently taking?
  • What side effects can I expect?
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ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS TO ASK IF
YOU’RE

STARTING HIV-1 TREATMENT:

  • Will taking HIV-1 medicine cure me?
  • What are the benefits and risks of starting HIV-1 treatment?
  • Why do I need to have my blood checked every 3 months?
  • Will treatment affect my lifestyle?
  • Can I still give HIV to others even after starting medicine?
  • Are there any resources to help me deal with having HIV?
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Send a Doctor Discussion Guide to your e-mail account. (The e-mail address you provide here will only be used to send the document.)