for Veterans and the Public
Should you ever take a 'holiday' from the drugs?
In general, taking a "drug holiday" from your anti-HIV medicine for reasons other than a severe reaction to medications may be harmful to your health. Having said that, your HIV provider may suggest that you temporarily stop your antiretroviral drugs for certain specific reasons. Be sure to talk with your VA health care provider about this issue if you have questions about it. How you stop taking your anti-HIV drugs safely can be a complicated process.
Remember, just skipping doses without your doctor's instructions is dangerous, and you should never change your treatment plan without talking with your doctor.