Therapies »

… and not simply for your condition. You may be required to expand your knowledge of the body’s physiology, develop assertiveness or improve your communication skills. It is important to realise that psychological difficulties can be just as disabling as physical difficulties. Although it is probably true that you will receive more sympathy and help from people generally for a broken leg than for a “broken” emotion, you will certainly receive understanding and support from those …

When to Change »

… drugs.  In the latter case, drug levels may be low in some patients because of an individual’s physiology and not their adherence to the regimen. The therapy is not failing because of the development of drug-resistant HIV, but because the drugs are being absorbed at a rate different from that in other people. This can be straightforwardly investigated by drug level monitoring and may avoid the necessity of changing the drug combination. Dose adjustment may be all that is necessary.