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I just found out my partner is HIV-positive. Help!

There are three points to consider here.

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Do I have to take my ARVs at exactly the same time every day?

Not really. Changing the time you take them by several hours is nothing to worry about.

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Is it possible to switch my 2-month-old baby from breastmilk to formula?

We suggest that you ask your healthcare provide to make sure the advice is most suited to you.

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Can I change the time of taking my ARVs?

Yes, as long as you don't go more than 24 hours between doses.

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How long should an HIV-positive mother breastfeed her baby?

The recommendation is to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months.

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Can I use herbs or supplements with my ARVs?

ARVs are good enough that you do not need to take supplements for HIV treatment

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What can I do about weight gain from ARVs?

We suggest you ask your doctor about your weight gain.

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How can I increase my CD4 count without ARVs?

The only way to increase your CD4 is to use ARVs

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Is my girlfriend at risk of contracting HIV if my viral load has been undetectable for a year and then bounced to 125?

Your partner is safe as long as your viral load is less than 200.

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Can I restart my ARVs at a different clinic?

It should be possible for you to restart your ARVs from the second clinic.

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