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  • Side effects

    The most common side effects are the result of your body getting used to a new drug. After a few weeks, these side effects usually...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • Eight ways to look after your health

    There’s a lot you can do to take care of your health. It’s not just about popping pills.Just as for anybody else, changes to your...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • Common side-effects

    This section of the booklet provides some more information on the most common side-effects that the anti-HIV drugs currently in use can cause. It is intended to provide...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Tiredness and fatigue

    Illnesses and drug side-effects can contribute to fatigue.People often report an increase in their energy levels after starting HIV treatment.A healthy balanced diet may help...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Sleep

    Sleep is essential to physical and mental health.Anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol use, and illness can contribute to sleep problems.Simple lifestyle changes may be enough to...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2

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  • Sleep Abnormalities Do Not Reverse After Discontinuing Efavirenz

    For patients with HIV receiving efavirenz-based therapy, sleep and neuropsychological abnormalities do not readily reverse after discontinuation of treatment, according to results published in HIV Clinical Trials.

    14 January 2019 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Diagnosing Bed Bugs: A San Francisco HIV Clinical Dermatologist Dispenses Advice

    In San Francisco, Amerson has seen evidence of a bed bug epidemic. Many of her HIV patients at San Francisco General Hospital live in densely-populated areas of the city and in large apartment complexes. “Once one apartment has bed bugs, the whole building has it. They’re very challenging to get rid of, and it’s a huge problem.”

    18 November 2015 | BETA blog
  • Am I mad or is it the meds?

    It’s 00:50 and once again I can’t sleep. My insomnia has kept me up for the best part of three days in a row now, my mind is tired, my body is exhausted and yet I still can’t sleep.

    07 June 2013 | UK Positive Lad (blog)
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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