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Here's Why You Should Take Your HIV Medication

Why Take Meds

People who aren't on antiretrovirals early and consistently have shorter lives and more complications, which means 3 in 10 people with HIV still die from AIDS-related complications.

Nearly 30% of individuals with HIV still die from an AIDS-related cause, often from lack of or lateness of treatment or lack of medication adherence

AIDS complications is still the most common cause of death among people with HIV 

Non-HIV related cancers are the most frequent causes of non-AIDS deaths (they kill 15% of people with  HIV)

Liver disease is second most common cause of death, mainly due to hepatitis (it kills 13% of people with HIV)

And then cardiovascular disease is the third leading cause of death at 11%

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.