Welcome Home All good things must end, so before the fall frost creeps in, warm up to your new regimen. Cohen says, “If your viral load was controlled before the break but is high now, you may need a more potent regimen.” Montaner suggests a different combo if you’re not undetectable after 20 weeks back. But every tour guide must admit that you and your medical team are your own best experts. HIVer Jason Wilcox, of Victoria, British Columbia, whose CD4 nadir was a problematic 200, calls his seven-year holiday “the best—not having to worry about adherence or what the next study says about side effects.” He restarted meds when stress drop-kicked his CD4s—but he’s already plotting his next break. Like Wilcox, make sure you take a holiday from meds, not health. Bon voyage!