LIVING WELL WITH HIV

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Top Tips for Living Well with HIVThere are challenges for people with HIV, but HIV is not a death sentence. You can work and have a career. You can have a normal and long life with medicines for HIV. It is important for you to know the current information to manage HIV. Sometimes, this can be a lot of information for you. The tips in this book were collected from people with HIV, people who teach about HIV, and HIV doctors. These people have chosen these tips as the most important for you to know. The tips are not in any order and this is not everything you need to know. It is a guide to give you important information so you can ask your doctor or other people questions if you need to. This resource was produced by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) in conjunction with the National Association of People Living With HIV (NAPWA).

  "It is important for you to know the current information to manage HIV."

 

 

 

Personal Stories about Living with HIV

This special edition of Positive Living (the quarterly newsletter of NAPWA and AFAO) gave a personal look at living with HIV. The six people featured here give a range of approaches to looking after their physical and mental wellbeing. None of them has pretended that the process has been easy and they all acknowledge that having HIV can make their efforts that little bit harder – but managing the virus is an important motivation in the first place. Antiretrovirals may have done a lot to keep people alive but, with their side-effects and adherence requirements, they have not always improved people's quality of life as we might like.

"None of them has pretended that the process has been easy and they all acknowledge that having HIV can make their efforts that little bit harder..."

 

 

 

 

 

If you'd like to share your experience of living with HIV then please contact us by emailing reception@hivsa.org.au or going to the contacts page.

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