Taking all of your HIV medicines as your doctor prescribes is a must. These meds can lengthen your life, delay the onset of AIDS and lower your risk of complications.
It's important that you take all of your medications every day. Skipping a dose or only taking a portion of your drugs can lead to drug resistance. When resistance occurs, all of your medicine stops working and are no longer effective against HIV.
If you have bothersome side effects, let your doctor know. He or she may be able to tweak you meds and offer suggestions to ease discomforts.