Home > Infectious Disease > What Prevents HIV Patients from Taking Medications Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Feb 19, 2008 by Beckykuhn, Views: 4118 Becky Kuhn, MD discusses factors patients say makes it hard for them to take their antiretroviral medications (ARV's) on schedule as prescribed. This problem is referred to as ARV noncompliance. Failing to take ARV's as prescribed can lead a patient to develop a strain of HIV that is resistant to the medications they are taking, require that the patient switch to other medications, and increases the risk of clinical AIDS and death. Visit www.GLobalLifeworks.org for more information.