HIV For English speakers Kuuntele Sivun sisältö Do HIV-medicines have eating reguirements? Make sure you know how your own medicines must be taken. Does HIV affect my lifespan? HIV –infection does not seem to shorten one’s life, as long as HIV is found in time and he/she can take HIV- medicines regularly. HIV and pregnancy HIV-infected women and men can safely have children. How do I prevent HIV to become resistant to my medicines? Good blood concentration of medicines can be maintained by taking one’s medicines regularly. Interactions with other medicines Always remember to check that any new medicines you start go well with your HIV-medication. Risk of HIV transmission After having a good treatment response with HIV-medicines for over 6 months, HIV will practically not be transmitted. Side effects of HIV-medicines HIV-medicines can usually be changed if the side effects get too troublesome. Take your medicines at the right time It is important to take your medicines regularly. Taking medicines when travelling In most cases you don’t need to worry about the time difference between countries. Tips to help you to remeber your medicines You will do fine by following three pieces of advice. Vitamins,herbal products and HIV-medicines Some vitamin-, herbal- and supplement products may surprisingly weaken the effect of your HIV-medicines.