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May 2008


Pill-Taking Tip

A drink with your HIV cocktail

Even with all the advances in HIV meds—fewer pills, fewer doses—many people still choke up when swallowing them. Here’s one POZ reader’s trick for smoothing the way: “My meds go down easier with milk than water,” says Chris Camp of Baltimore, “and chocolate milk works even better.”


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Rowdy, Oakland, CA, 2008-05-15 10:28:22
For me, it's not a physical issue, but a psychological one. I have such a difficult time with meds. I fully understand the ramifications, but that does not make it easier to grapple with meds every day.

Jason, Washington, DC, 2008-05-08 15:55:11
I personally don't have difficulty swallowing pills, but a friend of mine uses a small spoon of peanut butter rather than liquid. He says the stickiness of the pb helps him to get the pills down.

Rob, san diego, 2008-05-08 11:19:02
Thats great, someone else using milk. the bigger pills have a hard time going down and after trying just about everything i found that milk really does work best.

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