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Living with HIV

Living with HIV can be scary but you don’t have to deal with it alone. Your doctor or healthcare worker and other people living with HIV can support you through this difficult time.

Some people share their diagnosis with family and friends while others prefer to keep their diagnosis private. Both are fine – it’s totally up to you.

The important thing to remember is that taking treatment means you can live a long and healthy life like anyone else. Alongside treatment, there are lots of things you can do to keep yourself healthy and happy, and improve your overall wellbeing.

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Being told you have HIV can be shocking - this is completely natural. Find out what support is available.
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It is 100% your choice if/when to tell anyone about your diagnosis. Read advice on telling people you have HIV.
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Taking HIV treatment keeps HIV levels low in your body. Read about taking treatment, and treatment for children.
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Alongside treatment, there are other ways to stay healthy such as changing your diet or exercising to prevent illnesses.
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You may find it reassuring to read stories from people living with HIV to help you realise that you’re not alone.

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