Shawn + Gwenn

Changing HIV Medications

My latest video is a bit more personal- it’s about switching HIV medications. Since I started on HIV meds back in 1999, I’ve switched 4 times, going on 3 different combinations, but never because the drugs weren’t doing their job in keeping HIV from replicating. It’s always been because of side effects.

And it’s always been an improvement- until last fall.

Of course, I’m thankful these pills have extended my life.  But quality of life is very important to me, and I’m always going to be looking for ways to make my day-to-day existence an enjoyable one. Medications, for the most part, keep getting better and better, and I’m hopeful that the side effects because less of hindrance on our minds and bodies as we- the fortunate survivors of three decades of loss- move forward.

That was deep. Hope this little blog entry finds you well.

Positively Yours,
Shawn

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