QQ 003: I am afraid to take ARVs, I am afraid of the side effects.


I am afraid to talk to take ARVs,  I am afraid of side effects.

Fear of the Unknown

What people don’t know drives them to darkness .  Ask your doctor about the Anti-Retro Viral Drugs and the good it will do you.

You Read Too Much

It may be that you have read too much from blogs and online literature.  It would be worthwhile to know these facts:

  1. How much of the study group in these online literatures have encountered these side effects?
  2. What applies to Joe does not necessarily apply to Peter.

Side Effects vs. Main Effects

As much as you may have read a million and one side effects and adverse reactions,  please look forward instead to the good your ARVs will do you.  Drugs are prescribed for a reason, and I would prefer thinking that the reason is to make everyone better..

Trust Your Doctor

Your doctor won’t do anything to hurt you. Trust your Doctor.

If you don’t, transfer to another doctor.

Trust your doctor more than the internet.

Trust your doctor, tell your doctor what frightens you.

Let him do his job.


About +daddy+drEw+

HIV awareness and treatment Advocate & Activist. Living with HIV since 2007. A friend. A partner. A dad to the HIV Community.
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