Some people are not good informed about the way to use ARV. Once they feel better, some people stop using their HIV-medication. And then they’ll get sick again. Yesterday Untenu and Bandanh Chaktomok gave food and medical aid to a 30 years young gay man because he got seriously ill when he stopped taking his ARV.
The dangers of skipping your ARV treatment
It is something we hear several times a year. In brief: people get sick, get an HIV test, they appear to be HIV positive. The hospital prescribes the ARV (Antiretrovirals or sometimes called ART, Antiretroviral treatment) and the patient starts to take their medication. After a while they start feeling better. And some of them stop taking them. Sometimes out of ignorance, sometimes because they don’t have the money to collect the medication at the clinic.