What happens if a person stops taking their HIV medication?
In 2007, my uncle was diagnosed with having the HIV virus. Since being diagnosed with the disease, he has not taken any medication for it and has not seen his doctor since 2007. He claims that his doctor told him after he was diagnosed that he is healthy and can live another 30 years and do not need to take medication. He is 43 years old. I do not believe him that he does not need to take medication. I think he just does not want to take it. I have never heard of anyone with HIV who does not need to take medication to control the disease. He lies constantly so it hard to know if he is being honest. He is also an alcoholic. I just saw him recently and he doesn't look healthy.